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How do yall peg your slip-sinker weights? I heard that toothpicks are used but may cause abrasion in the line. How else would you do this?
 
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Rubber band is quite effective. Stretch it out and tie an overhand knot. Sometimes, in a pinch, I will just use a small split shot.
 

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The best I've found, and never damaging the line, yet holding until you remove it is....80# mono. I peel off about 6" of catfish line. Poke about 5" through the slip sinker. Poke it back through, then one more time on average. Pull the bends down into the sinker. It should be snug on the mainline. If not, start over and add another pass through until you know what it takes for a particular brand sinker. It also varies accordingto thickness of the mainline. Clip both ends, but leave the tag end next to the bait about 1/8" long so you can yank it out with needlenose pliers. That has saved me plenty of expensive tungsten sinkers, and there is no slipping until I tug on it.

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Here's the illustration I made of the method I use most often to peg my weights. Ive been using this method for almost 2 decades and it works wonderful. In my weight box I keep several rubber bands. The piece of line I use to pull the band  through the weight I get right off the line I am putting the weight on. When I clip the tag end after tieing on my hook I keep that line to use to pull the band through the worm weight. After doing it a while you can peg a weight in an instance. The rubber band NEVER damages your line, acts as a cushion between your weight and your hook so the weight doesnt beat up on your knot and the rubber band allows you to slide your weight up and down your line if you dont want it tight up against your hook but would rather have it set up like a split shot or stitchin' rig.

To rig it you take the piece of mono and slide it throuugh your weight as shown in the diagram and then you slide the piece of rubber band through the loop of line. Grab the lose ends of the line and pull, pulling the loop and the rubber through the weight until you see the rubber begin to pop out the bottom of the weight. Once you get it there, pull one side of the line to remove the line from the rubber and the weight and then trim your rubber up tight to the point of the weight. Be careful not to catch your line when trimming.
 

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I forgot all about bobber stoppers. When I was at the Bassmaster University of 2004 in Charlotte, NC, that was one of the ideas that Iachonelli shared with us.
 

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nwgabassmaster said:
Jared, this is a G rated site, don't ya know!  LOL
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Jared, I've used your method too IF I can locate rubber bands. Fora time whenever I did find them they were gummed up from some other plastic putting off fumes. I leave the tag ends of the draw-in line exposed, not pulling it all the way through, so the rubber band can be removed to re-use those expensive tungsten sinkers. Just grab the tag ends and pull it all out. That illustration is the best I've seen for that method.

Jim
 
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