Posted June 23 2001 - 6:14 PM
Posted June 23 2001 - 6:38 PM
Fuhgetabout sputniks. Never saw one work right yet. They work best to tangle everyone elses line with yours when fishing close. Pyramids are best and Hatteras style work too. You gotta pick the right weight for the right current, situation, etc.IMHO
[This message has been edited by fenderbender2001 (edited 06-23-2001).]
Posted June 23 2001 - 7:24 PM
1: NOT when fishing in crowds
2: when you need a weight greater than your rod is rated for, since a 3oz sputnik will hold better than a 3oz anything else (probally holds as well as a 5oz)
3: the wire arms need to be 'adjusted ' so they will release (sprung open a tad )
number 2 is probally the best reason I can give for these sinkers ; haven't used mine since I got the rods needed to handle any & all weights .they got me through some rough water when I didn't have the rods rated to throw ??& bait .
To answer your ? I think a Brittish site has a mold to make them ....will check & post the site .
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Posted June 23 2001 - 7:34 PM
Don't bother with a mold. You only loose them if you snap off. Sports Authority has them for $1.89 each. They are the ones from Breakaway USA.
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Posted June 25 2001 - 10:26 AM
You have it 100% correct! The Sputnik sinkers in 150 gm are the biggest you will ever need. On the last front I was at seabright. Now seabright is by far the place that is the hardest to hold bottom. I was fishing two rods, and just for the info I fished Sputniks on one rod and pyramids on the other. The 130 gm Sputnik(4 1/2 ounce) held as well as an 8 oz pyramid! I expect the 150 would be like throwing a 10 oz. If the surf is not rough I use Hatteras sinkers. Once I need six ounces or more the Sputniks come out.
BTW: Your bait counts! If yor rod is rated for six ounces then you must take into account that a clam weighs~1 1/2 ounces. So when you are throwing 6 you are really throwing ~8 OZ
[This message has been edited by Prefessa (edited 06-25-2001).]