Custom Sinkers

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Outdoors4life
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Custom Sinkers

Here is a size comparison. The top 2 cavities if I remember right are about 2 oz and the bottom one is about 4 oz. I had one built that makes 3/4 oz ones that are the slickest sinker I have used. They snag so little it is awesome. With the small diameter they are inspired from Muskymags last year with his creations with leader material and lead from a spool.

The top mold is my one for making the 3/4 oz sinkers. I can crank out enough for the entire year in a under 10 minutes. The lower one is much larger and hard to handle. I made one sinker so far but once my kids go to sleep I plan to play a little more.

Finished product. 2 OZ

The plan for these are for sturgeon adn flathead fishing. I can't remember all that uses the 3/4 oz but I know Moose, Doc and EricKol all really like the small ones. Once we test out the larger ones I will report back. I did use the 3/4 oz while sturgeon fishing and I was impresses with how fast it sunk to the bottom. They act much like it's cousin the slinky fast water is one place it suprised me with holding. So far I have lost one of these sinkers and it was on a log where the hook got stuck.

 

Once I get my new battery for my scale I will post the exact weights.

 

Outdoors4life
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3 sizes

The three sizes of this sinker are

.5 OZ

2.2 OZ

4.0 OZ

 

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Dutch
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Nice job

Very cool

Did you have the molds made or do you have access to a machine shop?

 

Reekfish
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Shape of sinkers...

Great-lookin' molds you've got there. Quick question- why do sinkers/slinkies shaped like this get snagged less? Also, do you think they are more "obvious" to fish vs. a more compact egg sinker, or doesn't that matter?

Outdoors4life
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Dutch I have great

Dutch I have great connections and friends! A buddy of mine milled at his shop for 2 days to make the larger of the 2 molds. It was around 16 hours from start to finish. Put that in along with the hours of calculations and thinking there is a lot of time into these molds and I now understand why molds are so expensive.

 

Reekfish it seems there is just less changes in dimension for it to get into a crevis that is too small....if that makes sense. A couple of reasons I liked this design was the sleekness of it. When I started with the half ounce it really seemed to fish like a 3/4 oz but entering the water it is quiet and very little splash. It also seems to sink faster than other styles of sinkers. Having many of the qualities we love about the slinky but with more weight per volume makes them effecient. AND there may or may not be some sent your way in the next week or so....

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