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Loading a Redfin with mercury

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 When loading a redfin with mercury. How would you seal it and how heavy would you make it for a 7 inch redfin. Thanks

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I can’t speak for mercury, always used water, but I put a hole in the top with a red hot nail, add the desired liquid, then use the hot nail to move a bit of plastic back over the hole, then seal it with some superglue

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6 mins ago, pete214 said:

 When loading a redfin with mercury. How would you seal it and how heavy would you make it for a 7 inch redfin. Thanks

I would never load any lures or any item with mercury because if it cracks open you will be contaminating the water...Bad enough we use lead..

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For your sake, the sake of everything in the ocean, and everyone else, don't use mercury in a lure LOL

 

Water works well enough, and if this isn't illegal, it should be.

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1 hour ago, pete214 said:

 When loading a redfin with mercury. How would you seal it and how heavy would you make it for a 7 inch redfin. Thanks

Please don't use Mercury!  Not only is it bad for the water it's bad for you too.  If you need small lead shot to load a Redfin and can't find any I'll be more than happy to send you some free.  Just PM me.

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1 min ago, C.Robin said:

I prefer plutonium for loading redfins.

Same here.  Nuclear Waste will also put a nice "green glow" in the Bone Colored fins at night. 

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I noticed yesterday that Saltwater Edge sells loaded 7' redfins, with what looks like upgraded hooks as well. If you don't want to do it yourself, might be a good option. 

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