Ecologically friendly weights..

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  1. Werfless

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    From time to time I run into an item somewhere that inspires a post like this. If any of you need weights for, say, lobster traps, deep dropping swordfish, home made anchors, etc, just keep your eyes open. Included is a chart for reference. This chunk of rebar was found in a local storm drain.. I believe it to be #14, well over seven pounds a linear foot, crazy heavy... Plenty so, actually...

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    One mans trash!
     
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    Thats actually pretty nifty... That chart right there looks to be right handy as hell if I ever need a greater amount of weight/in a pinch.
     
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    Great breakaway/drift anchor too..
     
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    Yessir, I remember using window weights on the south 9 centuries ago.. fun stuff
     
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    Folks are going to have fun dealing with your stuff when you kick! Me too! ;)

    Estate sale? No, just back up the 60 yarder!
     
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    Deep drop swordfish nobody does that on the west coast.
     
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    Funny..
     
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    Some dude was using them in the Double when we were fishing 300ft about a week ago. Each cut was 1lb.
     
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    A vice, a bench grinder, bolt cutters, a drill, and some thin re bar, and you could make all sorts of fun drop shot type weights. Hell, you can use old nuts and bolts from that coffee can full of miscellania sitting in the garage. I used 6 fat links of chain that equaled 6 oz. this year for drifting sardines. Works awesome as it rolls along the bottom like butter. ( tip from Werf ). Great topic werfless...
     
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    That is also supposed to stir up the bottom! Gets those flat ones excited!
     
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    I probably have about 100 lbs of lead in a shed. One of the jobs that I had was to turn on or off people’s electricity when they moved in or out. The rings that held the meter in place had a wire with a round piece of lead. We would remove the lead wire and pull the meter and remove or place insulated boots on the meter and lock it with a new lead wire.
    Anywho I would carry a empty Pringles tube and save the lead. Apartment buildings were the best place to collect the lead, the other guys would just drop the lead in the multiple meter boxes so there always a lot there.
    Now they use plastic locks.
    I haven't poured any small weights in a long time, I'll probably hand down the lead and molds to the grandson.
     
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    Fewer shorts that way as well
     
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    See, something I didn’t know about the flatties in the bays
     
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    Used spark plugs are my go to, out in the bay.
    Hammer close the electrode and attach a snap swivel.
     
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    I attach with a surgeons loop..
     
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    Kinda makes me wonder if I'd get any crazy looks asking my mechanic if he has any spark plugs he needs to dispose of... lol
     
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    Mine saves some for me.. the mechs and playground repair guys at work save all kinds of stuff for me too, chain, rebar, etc etc...
     
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    Ive got an arrangement with my mechanics that sees a nice discount to our repair bills if we supply each a 12 pack of their preferred beer. Somehow I can't see it being too difficult to convince them to hold on to spark plugs. Just... never really have car problems... lol
     
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    How much do you think it weighs?
     
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