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Thread: In-line weight or bullet weights on the Kenai flipping?

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    Default In-line weight or bullet weights on the Kenai flipping?

    For years I have ran bullet weights that slide on the line. I have noticed alot of freying and have lost a few because of it. Is running an in-line non-sliding trolling style sinker legal and if it is does it work better? I'm usually fishing just below the ferry if that helps at all.

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    Totally legal. I personally use split shot because I like being able to quickly add or remove weight. Yeah, it comes with the risk of minor fraying and lost fish. I move around a lot when I'm fishing, and often I'll add or remove weights multiple times within an hour. If you're setting up camp in one spot, though, an in-line sinker might be ideal. Especially where you're describing, there's not as much variation in depth and current that would necessitate being flexible with weights.

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    You could always use Brass or Tungsten bullet weights. They won't Frey the line and offer more sensitivity

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    Thanks fellas, I appreciate it. I looked at the brass/copper weights. Holy **** expensive.

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    I run a barrel swivel between my main line and leader. Off one of the eyes of the swivel I connect a duo lock clasp and whatever weight bell sinker I need. Easy and quick weight change if need be and the bell sinkers don't snag nearly as bad as split shot. If they do, point the rod straight at it and pull. 9 out of 10 they pull out of the snag.

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    Like Brian, I use split shot. I can micro-manage my weight perfectly.
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    Another split-shot guy here.
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    partial SS guy here I usually use a small banana weight, about the least amount I expect to encounter in a given stretch of water, then add a shot or 3 as needed. I don't care for a long string of shot when I'm fishing spots that you routinely use a lot of weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ben XCR View Post
    I run a barrel swivel between my main line and leader. Off one of the eyes of the swivel I connect a duo lock clasp and whatever weight bell sinker I need. Easy and quick weight change if need be and the bell sinkers don't snag nearly as bad as split shot. If they do, point the rod straight at it and pull. 9 out of 10 they pull out of the snag.

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    i wonder how many pounds of lead are in the russian river.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwackkillncrew View Post
    i wonder how many pounds of lead are in the russian river.
    LMAO! I've wondered that many times, I bet its a bunch!

    I haven't lost any lead in a few years though.
    I've gone to using T-20 above my leader, about 3' of it on the Russian and 4'/5' on the Kenai works pretty good for sure.
    Practically never hang up, pretty much everything you feel is a fish, a lot easier on the back, shoulder and arm, and best of all very little chance if any of injuring yourself or anybody else around you like lead does if a fish spits the hook or pulling a snag loose.

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