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 Post subject: lead weights
PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 9:19 pm 
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hey guys anyone in bang who can sell/lend/procure lead weights for me...please PM..
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 Post subject: lead weights in blr
PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:34 am 
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Aaron,
I wonder if you may have traced some already.

You could go to Olympic Sports - Sports Shop .
KH Rd - Double Road - near petrol bunk.
They sell basic hooks etc...

They stock some lead weights in ball and pellet.
with and without link.

The spiral ones are a pain...
I roamed akka shivajinagar looking for lead flats to cut to spiral form.

I wonder if we have to sit and pound these personally into flats.

Jude


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:19 pm 
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Hi Aaron/Jude,

I've already posted elsewhere on the forum regarding lead weights, but can't remember where now.... :?

There's a shop on SJP road where they sell lead sheets. They're sold by the kilo and the shop keeper won't entertain you if you ask for a kilo :lol:
so its best to buy a whole sheet and sort yourself out with lead sheet for the rest of your life.
The sheets can be cut into strips, wound onto a metal rod to form a spiral and then used on line.... remember to use a rubber/plastic tubing/insert so your line doesn't break on the sharp edges.

Any of the armouries/gun shops in the same area sell lead shot. you can buy SG/LG sized lead balls and drill a hole through them to use as lead weights.

Or you can buy a mould as I did off the internet and just mould your own lead weights.

Hope that's helped?

Regards,

Mighty Marlin.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 1:35 pm 
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read somewhere here about Stonz, a great idea where stones have a hole drilled in them and a link attached. Has anybody uses them? Are they anygood?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 3:44 pm 
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Mahaseerken,

Heard about stones as well. Don't bother drilling them. I've heard about people super gluing light line onto stones which is joined to the heavier main line using a swivel or a knot. The idea is that once a fish strikes the stone breaks off and youn fight the fish on the main line.

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Mighty Marlin.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:54 pm 
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Up here we call this tech 'langdi', it the feminine for lame. basically the same thing but with a slight difference. A large stone is tied on to the line with weak cotton string. This anchors the mainline to the bottom of your swim. When you strike you break the thread and have the fish directly on.

hmmm calls for anthropology classes


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 11:54 am 
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This is used handlining in Bombay as well in Saltwater..Stone and Thread..


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:12 am 
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Hi Guys,

I'm fairly new to this site.....infact just registered moments ago. I have been fishing with my dad ever since I was a little kid. I learnt all the types of knots for the line, hooks, weight etc, etc. I know dad used to use lead initially for weight, but later on started using nuts.....yes NUTS. he used to wind a stiff copper wire through it, with a loop on the other end of the wire to attach the line.

I'm currently working in Dubai & go fishing every weekend. We usually fish for Hamour (Grouper) & lose a lot of line & hooks in the rocks. Nuts do just fine in this case as they cheap.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 11:21 pm 
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Hey Keyur!

I think the nut idea is very good. just one question... What do you do when you lose both??


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:07 am 
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umight have to switch to a more cyllindrical weight..


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:08 am 
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u might have to switch to a more cyllindrical weight


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 Post subject: lead weights
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:42 am 
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Hi,
I have successfully used "nuts" while fishing in Yamuna in Agra - and have see a lot of locals use that - they work just fine.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:09 am 
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Please define NUTS! :oops:
Now you have me worried...edible nuts, metal nuts as in nuts bolts or what... :cry:


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:lol: :lol: :lol:

Nuts n Bolts..


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 Post subject: lead weights
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Nuts as described - nuts and bolts :-) available in the toolbox at home or in any local hardware shop or if u look hard enough then u can find it on the road too ;-).
The best thing is to get some pellets and melt them in any old unused vessel pour out the liquid metal on a flat smooth surface and you will get a flat sheet kind of thing - you can cut this into the desired site.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 5:29 pm 
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Did anybody think of soldering lead without the flux. Cheap and best.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:39 pm 
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beemorein wrote:
Did anybody think of soldering lead without the flux. Cheap and best.


Soldering flux is too light. How much flux are you going to use ? It will definately work out more expensive.

I use stainless steel nuts (NOT THE BOLTS) & threadle it through a loop on the line. This way, it can easily be changed / removed without cutting the line.

Nuts dont really get stuck.....the good thing is they lay flat on the ocean bed & don't roll. it also comes out qute easily if stuck.


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