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 Posted: Wed Feb 5th, 2020 06:55 am
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Guys, I want to keep on hand the following sinkers from 1 to 5 oz for scratching.

Wire grapnel sinkers for sand.
Penguin or pear shape for reefs.

Sinkers very heavy and expensive, any suggestions on the type and quantity you keep on hand.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 5th, 2020 07:21 am
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How many you keep in stock depends on how deep your wallet goes...

I carry on an outing the following and target specie hunt dependant.

Surf hunt 5 sinkers as you seldom loose them unless you have a cast snap off.I dont' like carrying unnecessary load. Only what i need.

Reef hunting 15 sinkers as you are more likely to get stuck and loose your terminal tackle.

That also depends on how many hours you intend fishing.

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 Posted: Wed Feb 5th, 2020 10:15 am
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depends on what rods you scratching with..I just take my 4-5oz rod and will grab 4 or 5 sinkers for a session..sometimes I come with all back sometimes not..string above sinker really helps in the rocks as weedeater grapnel I find, after loosing one or 2 of those though its back onto cheaper ones..Chain, old heavy one, and cut rebar also works cheap..

You not going to take with rods on a scratching trap that are going to fish 1-5 oz? Just keep a stash and take withwhat you need. Springlows are great to go restock the stash in heavily fished and rocky areas..Also mates dive out huge amounts of sinkers.

Last edited on Wed Feb 5th, 2020 10:16 am by Dr halibut hoffman

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