The weekend has arrived... well it's winding down now I guess, but I've made good progress on slinky sinkers:
fire up the melting pot and get everything warmed up.
I poured the three smallest sizes in this mold about a dozen times
And wound up with this after it was all trimmed up. I cut the larger ones in half so I was predominately working with about 1/16 and 1/32 oz. pieces:
introduce a pair of boot laces that I got at the local "dollar store".
lop off one end and pull out the center.
make a tip on a soda straw and insert.
insert sinkers into straw and work them down into the bootlace. Heat with a torch and crimp with a pliers. Cut the lace and repeat on the other end. Keep the torch on low, I mean just enough pressure to keep it lit. We ain't starting the world on fire here... just melting boot laces.
I drove a 18 guage nail through one end and installed a snap swivel. (#10 crane swivel and a #52 duo lock snap) all from Do-It.
and repeat again...
I won't know how they fish for a while yet, but I think I've got something that will help me keep my rig out of the rocky structure that IS my home water. I just gotta play around with weight now.
Thanks for looking'