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Old 05-15-2013, 10:44 PM   #1
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I threw these together the other day with some leftover building materials from the house and some scrounged lead from a tire place. Cost=$0 they are @ 3, 5 and 10oz. Think these wil work for a little shark fishing from the beach? I figure the big one would be good for a big bait out past the 2nd sandbar.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:12 PM   #2
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cut the wires down to 3/4 of what they are on the larger one. if the prongs stick out too much they wont grab well. you want 2 or three to get buried.

you really dont need much weight. a lot of guys use aluminum claws that weigh about 3 oz but are big and thick gauge aluminum. they will hold a 40lb cobia carcass 450+ yards out. you want the weights when the current picks up or your in the pass just to get it down on the bottom. the amount of lead has nothing to do with how well it holds.
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