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Star sinkers | Category: Fishing Talk

JewCraze 3 weeks ago
#6778

Hi Guys,

I recently came across some videos of slide bait fishing and I'm interested in trying. However the gears are quite pricey. For example 1 grapnel sinker costs $7.20. So I'm wondering if star sinkers (I've already got a bunch of them) can be used instead.

In terms of holding to the bottom and casting distance does the grapnel outperform the star. Anyone done comparison between the two?

itsaboat 3 weeks ago
#6779

Probably not.

I have never tried slide fishing. But from what I understand the main line needs to be under tension. Star sinkers do not grip the sand enough. A grapnel sinker is the only option.

$7.20 would be for a large one. Do you need one that big?

A star sinker would work if it had wires...Maybe you could drill some small holes and insert some wires.

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
JewCraze 2 weeks ago
#6780

Thanks for your reply itsaboat! I'll try the smaller grapnel The slide rig itself is pricey too! So just thinking about how I could do it cheaper but maybe not possible.

itsaboat 2 weeks ago
#6785

Try eBay. I just found a place in Penrith selling them on eBay 10 for $20 = $2 each and that includes postage.

You could make your own. It is just a piece of wire coiled at one end and then bent into shape. The hardest part would be soldering or welding an eye at the other end.

But at $2 each, I would just buy the 10 pack. If you are only beach fishing you will almost never lose one

itsaboat mate...Life is just a boat and then ya marry one !
JewCraze 2 weeks ago
#6786

Thanks itsaboat!

fisher6278 2 weeks ago
#6797

As Isaboat stated you can drill holes in the sinker base and make your own using old pushbike wheel spokes this is what we make ours from.good luck

JewCraze 2 weeks ago
#6799

Thanks fisher6278