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Fishinguy40

What Type of Weight For Lindy Rig

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I'm curious what others prefer when selecting a type and size of sinker/weight for their lindy rig. I have tried several different types (all seem to cost $$$). Personally, I haven't found one that I like better than another. They all seem to eventually end up on the bottom of the lake or river anyhow.

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Lindy no-snagg for me on a quick change clevis above the swivel. Works great....no twisting of the line, and can change weight size in a matter of seconds. I run them on power pro line.

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I mostly use egg sinkers because they are cheap, and don't get snagged in the rocks on Vermilion any more than anything else. I would feel a little bad getting one of those no snag jobs caught in rocks, since they are a little more spendy.

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Every time I've rigged this year during the FLW Tour events, my pro had egg sinkers tied up. I was actually a bit surprised with all the fancy, high tech, more marketable sinker styles out there that they would use a basic egg sinker for this. Guess when something works, it works.

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Egg sinkers are all you need.

I like the Egg sinker too. I find they do not spin on the line as much as the foot type sinkers.

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how about bottom bouncers, what weight do you all use on them? I am coming back to leech in sept and want to try them out. I was using 1/8 and 1/4 no snagg on my lindy but will try these too. thanks jeff

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I use only no snags.

sometimes I have the same sinker for a month

also use fireline w/mono leader

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Fireline with flourocarbon leader between a swivel and a Lindy no-snag holding it to the bottom. Gamakatsu #2 or #4 Walleye Wide Gap tipped with bait of the day.

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Egg Sinkers or bass style bullet weights.

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Bullet weights.

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how about bottom bouncers, what weight do you all use on them?

That all depends on the depth of the water that you are fishing in.

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In the past I've used the Lindy No-Snag, eggs, split-shots and the traditional walking sinker. This year I've been using the Northland Sling-Shot and have been happy with it. It allows use to adjust your depth by using a rubber twist slip and can change weights fairly easily. It's a nice product.

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An egg sinker that will keep your line between 45 degrees and 90 degrees that will tell you if you have to little weight or just moving too fast.

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