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I have just tried a few ideas out to make some weights that I dont mind losing. They are actually simple.

 

Using the pots from Actimel or similar size mini yogurt drinks, or toilet rolls for a slightly larger weight. I put in a folded piece of old coathanger to make an eye and splayed out the ends so they twist a lot inside the mould. I also pushed a piece of coat hanger about 7 inches long through the bottom of the mould at right angles. Then filled the pot with concrete mixture.

 

The results are great shiny concrete weights with 2 grip wires in the bottom which can be bent up to suit wherever you are fishing. I also found that greasing the wires in the bottom meant they will act like a breakaway if you want.

 

anyone tried this before?

 

:)

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Collect a few pebbles of about the weight you want. Once home, hold them firmly in a vise and drill a small hole in one end, then using a glue-gun or araldite, stick a small swivel into the hole :thumbs:

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Sheet lead from a builder's merchant is cheaper than buying lead weights.

You can cut it with stout kitchen scissors, then fold and hammer it into suitable shapes.

You can make holes in it with the tang end of a file and use commercial nylon for loops rather than use wire.

 

I use these home-made/hacked-out weights whenever fishing rocky/weedy ground and in snaggy rivers too. From a strip of lead about 1/4 inch wide, wrapped spirally round a short length of rig tube you can even fashion a semi-fixed leger rig. They may not look neat, but can be very efficient.

 

 

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Try spark plugs and and cheap O rings trapped under the terminal which you tap down!

Costs zero and takes little time to work....

BassMan - The holder of Possibly Very Good Catches - Luv to fish from Yaks!!!!
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Car wheel balance weights.......look for them on roundabouts and the outside of bends. They even have a hole in to attach your rotten bottom :)

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Try spark plugs and and cheap O rings trapped under the terminal which you tap down!

Costs zero and takes little time to work....

 

Yes spark plugs was what I used to use.

For more weight add two or more

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