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Fishing a dam/lake which is up to 20m deep in parts.
Targeting trout and atlantic salmon.
Wanting to get lure/s down deeper so am thinking I need to apply a sinker/weight to line in front of lure.
Have heard of "clip on" sinkers ???
Sounds like they work like a downrigger clip to which you can attach a sinker, I think :?
Anyone used these and are they effective ?
Also, what happens when you reel in, do you have to stop reeling, and remove the clip ???
Excuse my ignorance please :oops:
Cheers. Rod
 

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I have used them. The only way I found them to work was to modify them a bit.
I glued a small piece of rubber band in to the slot until I got a good pinch fit that would hold them in place but slide when it hit the end runner.
This was on heavy line so I had a bit of leeway.
 

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The rubber band is a good cheap way around it- just loop a rubber band through a tear drop shaped sinker of the weight that you require and repeat the loop over your mainline. Only use a light band and it should slide dow your line as you put the pressure on it to wind your fish in at the side of the boat. We use them to get our live baits down to the marlin -or slow towing live baits for spanish and cobia. They work great

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Well that's all very helpful thankyou.
I think the rubber band idea will be my first option to try.
Sounds simple and cheap.... a bit like me really :D :D :D
Cheers,
Rod
 
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