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    Default Halibut Lead for sale?

    Getting ready to start searching eBay but figured I'd try here first. Looking for the following:

    1. 100 1# round cannonballs

    2. 70 2# round cannonballs

    3. 20 8# downrigger weights

    Worth a shot!

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    I could make this stuff for you. Pm me your contact info and we can talk about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gooch View Post
    Getting ready to start searching eBay but figured I'd try here first. Looking for the following:

    1. 100 1# round cannonballs

    2. 70 2# round cannonballs

    3. 20 8# downrigger weights

    Worth a shot!

    Mike

    No 3# or 4# cannonballs? I want to fish where you fish!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vaaler View Post
    No 3# or 4# cannonballs? I want to fish where you fish!

    Big_E
    Meanwhile I'm thinking, 2# leads, holy crap that's a lot.

    I wish I could afford the shipping cost on that order.
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    If it fits it ships!
    USPS flat rate is the cheapest way to go.
    I'm not sure how many cannonballs fit in a flat rate box but I have shipped 60# boxes this way without issues.
    I also make the in between sizes such as 20oz and 24oz cannonballs.
    Sometimes going up 1/2 a pound is just right!
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    I have to use 3# on a rare occasion, but #1s and 2# work great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 270ti View Post
    I have to use 3# on a rare occasion, but #1s and 2# work great.
    What about 20oz(1.25) and 24oz(1.5)?
    It seems everybody uses 1#,2#,3#etc.But personally I like having the option to go up in smaller increments when possible.
    keeping it as light as possible for the conditions makes it easier and less fatigue at days end.
    I am going to be experimenting with the cigar shaped trolling weights this year. I bought the molds last year for all the sizes I could possibly need.
    I am hoping the aquadynamic shape allows me to use less weight and still hit bottom just fine.
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    What can you make in 8-12oz leads? I like the sound of the cigar leads, maybe I can drop to 6oz ers.
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    I would start a search here: "scrap lead Alaska"
    https://www.bing.com/search?q=scrap%20lead%20alaska&qs=n&form=QBRE&pq=s crap%20lead%20alaska&sc=1-17&sp=-1&sk=&cvid=1C0155DBE51A42CA8E9359CAE9A80375
    The last time I needed lead I found 300-lbs of scrap and we did the work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abel View Post
    What can you make in 8-12oz leads? I like the sound of the cigar leads, maybe I can drop to 6oz ers.
    I make the cigar shaped trolling weights in these sizes 3/4,1,1.5,2,3,4,5,6,8,10,12,16,20,24,28,32 oz
    Of course cannonballs in 1,1.5,2,2.5,3,3.5,4.5,5,6,8,10,12,16,20,24,32,and I believe 40 and 48 oz. I don't have my list handy right now
    Of course cod sinkers but they only come in 1#,2,3,4,and5# sizes
    I also make banana trolling weights but will have to check on sizes as I wont be home till tomorrow night. I sure I have the molds on those to 6 oz if not higher.
    I can also do surfcast sinkers such as the storm sinker, Hilts (triangular)claw sinker,bank sinkers,pyramid sinkers, and frog tongue sinkers.
    Downrigger weights in 8# and 10# fish. And 8,10,and12# finned roundball.
    Plus jigs in many different unique styles and many many sizes for every need.
    I just got in a mold to make pyramid anchors for driftboats up to 50#.
    I guess you could say I am addicted to molds and lead casting. lol
    Must have over 120 molds right now just for fishing stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiderunner View Post
    I would start a search here: "scrap lead Alaska"
    The last time I needed lead I found 300-lbs of scrap and we did the work.
    Yes but then you need lead melting equipment ,ladles,PPE,molds etc.
    Many people just don't want the hassle. Especially for big weights and downrigger molds etc. Especially when you different molds for different sizes it begins to add up.
    I have done trades with people scrap lead for finished sinkers and/or jigs.
    I think for those more remote people lead may be harder to come buy. And you have to order all the stuff as most stores in smaller towns do not stock lead molds and supplies so shipping adds up.
    Not that sinker molding is particularly hard but like I said if you don't have time and/or find the process a hassle there are those in Alaska who can fill all you jig and sinker needs.
    I find a lot of people
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    Quote Originally Posted by kasilofchrisn View Post
    What about 20oz(1.25) and 24oz(1.5)?
    It seems everybody uses 1#,2#,3#etc.But personally I like having the option to go up in smaller increments when possible.
    keeping it as light as possible for the conditions makes it easier and less fatigue at days end.
    I am going to be experimenting with the cigar shaped trolling weights this year. I bought the molds last year for all the sizes I could possibly need.
    I am hoping the aquadynamic shape allows me to use less weight and still hit bottom just fine.
    They work great Chris...usually just use 8-12oz. I run them a meter ahead of a skirted and rigged Herring or Hooligan for those that want to run bait with us.


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    Use great caution when melting lead. Lead fumes settle out on all surfaces and can contaminate whole rooms. Lead microscopic particles can be ingested, inhaled. Lead is extremely toxic to nervous system especially of children. Laundering lead contaminated clothing with kids clothes can transfer to them. If only using respirator, you are not avoiding contamination. Melting lead indoors in large quantities without adequate ventilation and proper housekeeping is really dicey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HomerJack View Post
    Use great caution when melting lead. Lead fumes settle out on all surfaces and can contaminate whole rooms. Lead microscopic particles can be ingested, inhaled. Lead is extremely toxic to nervous system especially of children. Laundering lead contaminated clothing with kids clothes can transfer to them. If only using respirator, you are not avoiding contamination. Melting lead indoors in large quantities without adequate ventilation and proper housekeeping is really dicey.
    I do use ventilation, but if you are getting the lead hot enough to actually create lead fumes you are getting your lead way to hot. You don't need to vaporize the lead to make it liquid. Use a thermometer.

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    Lead poisoning is some thing that happens slow, it just creeps up on you , a friend [ long ago ] made Batteries an it caught up with him, it took a long time just be careful , SID

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    Stay away from battery lead it will kill you!!
    There is no Safe way for a home caster to safely process it!

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