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    Pegging a sinker with a rubber band.
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10/9/2007 12:55:00 AM


 Could someone explain to me how to peg a bullet sinker with a rubber band. I have seen this done before I just have forgotten how. I will be flipping grass mats. Thanks.

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   pegging your weights from lmartinez (  10/9/2007 1:44:00 AM
 have you tried bobber stops i have been using them for pegging my weights while flipping heavy cover and they work great len

   pegging from Gfish  10/9/2007 4:54:00 AM
 Take a short piece of fishing line and run both ends up thru the sinker leaving a loop on the bottom end. Put the rubber band thru the loop and pull it thru the sinker with the fishing line. You might check into the rubber nails that they sell in fishing tackle stores. They are made for the same thing and are easy to use.

   I have the patent on that! from Lucky Al  10/9/2007 8:33:00 AM
 Hey, that was my idea! A couple of more things: Use a small rubber band, cut it in half, so each half is about 1 1/2" long. Then, insert it into the loop you described, with the ends curved upwards. That way, they will stick out a little bit. I like to use red. I think it's an added attraction, but who knows?

   I know you said rubber band but, have from Rattler  10/9/2007 8:47:00 AM
  you tried a round tooth pic?

It works well with braid I guess it could possibly damage Co-polly and mono-fil and floro. I've never had a problem peggin' a bullet weight with a round toothpic using any of the above.

I nip the end of the toothpic with my scissors to take off the very point, position the bullet and jam it in the hole and break it off flush............

Bwaahahaha !!!!!! sounds like some companies I've worked for in the past....


   Twisted from Brovarney (  10/9/2007 9:30:00 AM
 After you put the rubber band into the sinker it will stay in place better if you twist it and the line together.

   Option from markG  10/9/2007 11:49:00 AM
  They make these up to 1/2 oz. so depending on the mat, it might not be enough.

Neat idea though. The line goes through the rubber core and you twist it to secure. They work great for split shotting stick baits. The neat part it that you can change/remove the weight around the rubber core without retying, so it's easy to adjust for wind and depth.


   rubber band from madbass (  10/9/2007 6:34:00 PM
 Another easy option, just tie a piece of rubber band onto your line above the weight,pull tight and trim off the ends. A good thing about this is that when you hook a real head shaker the rubber band can slide a little and reduce the torque the fish can put on the rig. This may avoid the fish throwing the hook.

   just tie and simple overhand knot on the line... from wfroh (  10/9/2007 9:41:00 PM
 yep, that's my favorite! -Just tie a simple overhand knot with the rubberband. trim with scissors!



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