I'm puzzling now on how to turn them into grip leads..they don't need to be all that aerodynamic...I only want them to go 80 yards..and then snag when they hit bottom..bamboo spikes maybe......
Like it...but too much effort?? ...four bamboo spikes whipped around the lower end of the weight would splay out and work perfectly....imvho...
Take 100 ounces of dry sand.I've been trying to figure out how to figure out the weight and so far this is my best idea, but it requires a scale.
1. Put a container of water on the scale and either "zero" it or mark down the weight.
2. Add sand a bit at a time until the scale reads the oz you want.
3. Carefully drain off water and leave the container in the sun to dry the sand.
4. Measure the amount of sand. That's it.
Sandsinkers are not good for surf fishing because they don't cast quite as far and sometimes that extra 20 ft. is exactly what I need to reach the fish.
However, for jetty fishing they are excellent because they don't get stuck on the rocks as much. They somehow wiggle through the cracks and often they just go over the rocks on an incoming wave. I fish for summer flounder and porgies from jetty here in New Jersey and the sandsinkers help a lot.
If you've got some old shirts around to be thrown out, just cut off the long bit that hold the buttons and buttonholes. They should be long hollow tubes. Cut to size, tie of each one on bottom, fill with sand, tie off top, VOILA!well if anyone wants to make me 50 and post them to me ill try them out