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Downrigger weight

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Downrigger weight

Postby peatop » 12 Oct 2019, 20:27

Being a cheapy rather than buy what i can make :lol: i decided to have a go at making a downrigger weight, it's not finished but you get the idea ;)
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The mould made from plaster, i used a soup/veggie ladle to form the basic shape then carved the tail
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The 2 halves weighing 1.35kg
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How it will look once joined, although im yet to add to hookup loops but you get where it's headed ;)
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Re: Downrigger weight

Postby peatop » 13 Oct 2019, 18:57

I finished my downrigger setup today
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unfortunately i didn't get to test it as when i arrived at the habour for my intended late afternoon/night fish the wind picked up.
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Re: Downrigger weight

Postby Fish aholic » 13 Oct 2019, 19:31

Nice job, what are you chasing with that?
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Re: Downrigger weight

Postby peatop » 14 Oct 2019, 20:22

Fish? :lol: i actually bought it with the intention to use it in the lakes at camperdown, but as with everything there are uses for it in the bays and oceans so it might get a workout this coming offshore season, while fishing minerva reef earlier this year there was a sounder full of what i think were kings but i couldn't tempt them up and didn't think i had anything suited to get down to them however if i had thought about it further i would have used an sp maybe as a jigging lure, but that would have been a very useful time for a downrigger.
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Re: Downrigger weight

Postby shane » 14 Oct 2019, 21:49

SWR. :evilgrin:
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Re: Downrigger weight

Postby peatop » 14 Oct 2019, 22:04

For sure, i know it will get plenty of use :thumbsup:
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