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Old 07-11-2008, 09:28 PM
Topcat Topcat is offline
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Default Why not troll a sinker?

Easy question - I've read about wire & leadcore to get down deep to troll tube & worm rigs, but I don't see why you wouldn't just use an egg sinker or 2 a few feet up the leader from the tube. Seems to me the weight would get the rig down and it would be much easier than dealing with the cost & hassle of wire. Can someone set me straight?
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Old 07-12-2008, 12:09 AM
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Default Re: Why not troll a sinker?

People do it all the time. There are all kinds of different sinkers designed specifically for trolling, some torpedo shaped, some with keels, and some banana shaped, like this one (pic hijacked from somewhere on the 'net)

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(I alway wondered if this could be considered bad luck on a boat )
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Old 07-12-2008, 04:39 AM
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Default Re: Why not troll a sinker?

I love using keel sinkers.

You have to be careful and make sure you get some with nice swivels.

otherwise you'll get get spun
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:30 PM
Brad S Brad S is offline
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Question Re: Why not troll a sinker?

Do the Bead Chain swivels work well enough for tube 'n worm?
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