This Egg Sinker Mistake Could Cost You Fish
I love using egg sinkers on my live bait and cut bait rigs, but you need to be careful about the egg sinker you choose.
If you choose the wrong one, your line could break and you could lose your entire rig, or worse, a big fish.
I’ve had this happen to me before and since it’s such an easy mistake to avoid, I don’t want you to make it, too.
So check out the video below to learn the biggest mistake people make when choosing egg sinkers and how to avoid it.
Egg Sinker Mistake [VIDEO]
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If you’re at the tackle store buying egg sinkers, don’t just grab a handful and throw them in a bag.
Since the cheap egg sinkers are often made locally, they can sometimes have nicks or points that can be sharp and can cut your line.
So before you buy them, inspect them and make sure they’re smooth both on the outside rims and inside the hole.
And if you’ve already bought egg sinkers and find points on them, since lead is so soft, you can easily file them off.
Have any questions about choosing good egg sinkers?
Have you lost a fish due to a sharp egg sinker?
Let me know down in the comments!
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You can drill them out with a small drill bit and file the ends smooth.
Regaurding egg sinkers. I have always tired them to my line about 2 ft from my hook. What is the purpose of letting them slide.
tied them to my line sorry.
If you let the weight slide, when the fish picks up your bait it wont’ feel the weight. That allows the fish to eat the bait completely without feeling the weight and sensing something is “off” about what it just ate. That’s one reason at least….
Like Nick mentioned, it helps keep the fish from feeling resistance as it takes your bait. Also, if you are using live bait, it helps keeps the bait on the bottom while you can still let line out to let your bait go with the current or swim naturally.
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