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 Posted: Mon Aug 23rd, 2010 10:06 pm
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Howzit, i just wanted to check if any guys have experiance sliding with lighter sinkers in the 6-7ounce class?ive been experimenting casting with lighter sinkers and find my casting distance has improved.only snag is will they hold in rough water like an 8or9 oz?i will make boom sinkers which do hold well.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 24th, 2010 05:38 am
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It all depends on the size bait and sea conditions you are fishing in.

I use 6 or 7oz long wire Grapnel sinkers with the ends bend in wards  when sliding live bait for Leeries and Kobies. It just takes a bit longer to ensure that your sinker has settled in the sand.

I still prefer using 8,9 or 10oz when sliding big baits like whole Makriel or Yellow Tail heads or Bonnie heads. This helps to ensure that your bait will get down without the sinker pulling loos.

It is important that the Grapnels you use have nice thick wire on them. The thin one is not good. What works well as well is to put a cable tie around the Grapnel. This will prevent the wire to flip open. It just makes the retrieve a bit more difficult

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 Posted: Tue Aug 24th, 2010 12:58 pm
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Marcel you can slide a fairly big bait on a 6oz (long boom) but I found that with heavy line and stiff rods I thro an 8oz best bit I've slid a yellowtail head on a 7oz and could barley pull it out when I tried to wind in...

If one can slide a whole 2plus kg tuna on an 8oz or 9oz then a yellowtail head or makkie will b easy on light sinkers.

I also don't think that the weight of the sinker makes much of a diferance I think that it's all about the boom and wires...

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 Posted: Tue Aug 24th, 2010 01:16 pm
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Shot steve, ya i think a 7ounce wil b gud enuf hey.mayb the odd 8ounce 4 backup. But im steering away 4rm big sinkers.

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 Posted: Tue Aug 24th, 2010 01:36 pm
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Should work 100percent!

cant wait for summer!!!

What rod you using I. On and with what line?

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ive been using my bazooka heavy HMG and .55. with my friend new trini and about 40-50m missing of ,55 i threw a 6 ounce sinker into the braid. i must still test it on .6 on my finnor but i reckon a 7 ounce will be fine. Havnt really practiced that much on my torium but i threw it for 20min yesturday and it went far. when i get the spool adjusted properly and more practice im sure ill throw as far.

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I slide any sinker above 6 ounce with the 2mm wires.sits just as good. dont think a extra 33grams going to make a difference wiht all the presure on the sinker already from the water.i love my 7ounce with thick wire.works prefectly.
Also long boom sinker even better.

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The wire diameter is most probably the most important part. Thin wires do not work.

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