Plummet loss

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Tiny Tim

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Hi everyone,
Wondering i always seem to lose my plummets when casting etc. Is there any way of Keeping them on the hook? Daft question i know! Also there is a plummet device which is always advertised in the magazines called "depth finder" by "swop-lok". Anyone gave that a go?
Thanks all only been member for two days you all seem very helpful. Cheers!
 

angler-mark

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Hi Tim,

Welcome to the club.

I use plummets that have got a piece of cork in the bottom which you insert your hook. unless you are casting too hard they stay on with no trouble at all. I also use the Swop-Lok depth float and it is very good and they are pretty cheap to buy and come with full instructions for use.

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Jeff

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Hi Tiny. I normally put a SSG or AAA just above the hook, Gives just about the same result.

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Trogg

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Jeff same here mate.

The only plummets i've ever lost are those stupid clip on ones, i reckon they were invented to pee anglers off cos they never stay on unless you're just swinging your line out a gentle cast & they go off the line/hook like a rocket [:(].

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I use the ones with cork in the bottom and never lose them.
Here you go Al..have a maggot on your hook when using the clip on type as this helps to keep them on.

Andy.
 

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Not with how hard i chuck em out mate the bloody plummet takes the maggot with it [;)]


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i have lost 2 of the clip on ones they are as much use as a chocolate fire gaurd..... the ones with cork on the bottom are generally good or as suggested a couple of swan shot works a treat....
 

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Cork for me as well. I generally use the 1/4 oz ones for pole use or sometimes nip a swan onto the hook itself but don't pinch the knot



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So it would seem that most people use a plummet to find out the depth they are fishing.

I was also looking into buying a swoplok Depthfinder - are they any good?

Thanks

Alan
 

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You mean one of these: www.swop-lok.com

Nope never tried one

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Alan,
they are a very good product. I think they are around a fiver and are available from most tackle shops. I use small bead swivels (drennan) to attach my floats on the line for waggler fishing because if you are fishing a deep swim you can use it as a slider and it's also easier to change floats at any time. I put the bead on the line and attach the hook and then put a plummet on the hook. I then clip the depth float on and cast out, the float comes to the surface and when you reel in you have got the correct depth. I then unclip the depth float and attach the float I'm going to use for fishing and then add shot to the line as required, it's as easy as that. [:D][:D][:D]

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stevieb

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Hiya Tiny Tim...
I also use the cork bottomed plummets for waggler fishing but the clip on plummets are really designed for pole fishing where fine hooks are being used as pushing a fine hook into the cork can blunt the hook enough to make the hooking of small baits like blood worm, joker and squatts etc difficult.
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Tiny Tim

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Well thanks everyone you wouldnt think there could be so much talk about a simple plummet would you! Anyway thanks again for all your advice.
 

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How are bead swivels used to attach a waggler to the line, please? I've never come across this, sems like a good idea. [:)]
 

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Hi Happyeater,
you just thread the bead on the line before you put any shot on, then tie your hook on and use the depth float to get your depth. Then put a small D link through the eye of the swivel bead and attach the float. If you want to see a diagram of it, look on Archie Braddocks website and you will see it. www.braddocksbaits.co.uk
I've used this method for waggler fishing for a long time and find it easier than using a slider float. [:)][:)][:)]

Tight Lines

Mark


 
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