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Old 06-06-2011, 06:57 AM   #1
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Default what do you use for weight to deep drop ?

I've just finished a retaining wall for my mother's backyard and had to cut the ends of some solid 4" blocks to fit. I was left with concrete wedges that must weigh from 3 to 5 lbs. So I drilled a hole at the top of the wedge and put a loop of 130# mono through it. my idea is to hook a rubber band to it and send it down to the bottom, when I get the bite, and pull the rubber band breaks and the fish comes to me! Any thoughts, but go easy on the enviro wacko stuff.
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Oh and if I were to have a buddy build me a mold to start pouring concrete weights, which shape would be the best , wedge, round ball. other?'

Would anone buy them, and on the enviro front, could I hook a separate line to the ball/wedge a reel it back separately after the fish was landed?
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Not sure if it would work or not, I know normal concrete will leech lime and other materials in the water not sure if it would affect the bite from fish or not.
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get rebar and paint it. i use 10 lb weights for deep dropping and depending on where you are and the current a heavy enough piece of concrete is going to have some drag. I tried the whole tying brick pavers together for 15 lbs and the 10lb lead is alot easier to deal with. i work for a stone manufacturing company and i wont even waste my time with it.
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I sell hydraulic material to hyd shops and I have a customer who uses his scrap chrome rods as weights. He tac welds a washer to one end, varying lengths and diameters, and sends them to the bottom when deep dropping. If you know of any hyd shops in your area they will most definately have scrap. 2" rods work the best.
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Taped up bricks...

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Thanks guys , metal sounds like the answer.

Always trying to build a better mouse trap.

Nowdays it seems to be about a cheaper mouse trap.
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I've just finished a retaining wall for my mother's backyard and had to cut the ends of some solid 4" blocks to fit. I was left with concrete wedges that must weigh from 3 to 5 lbs. So I drilled a hole at the top of the wedge and put a loop of 130# mono through it. my idea is to hook a rubber band to it and send it down to the bottom, when I get the bite, and pull the rubber band breaks and the fish comes to me! Any thoughts, but go easy on the enviro wacko stuff.
Thanks.

Oh and if I were to have a buddy build me a mold to start pouring concrete weights, which shape would be the best , wedge, round ball. other?'

Would anone buy them, and on the enviro front, could I hook a separate line to the ball/wedge a reel it back separately after the fish was landed?
Wouldn't worry about the enviormental issues as we have many concrete culverts etc used for reefs with rebar and without.
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watch to see if the brick spinns in the water can really ruin your day if you have a 100ft windon all raped up
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