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Bobb-o

Colored sinkers???

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anyone try those northland colored sinkers? what do you use them for? do you just put them a little bit over a plain hook to attract fish? does anyone feel these have made much of a difference?

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Bobb-o, a couple years back we noticed while viewing with the aqua view that the fish, mainly perch and sunnies were nibbling at the sinker which was located 12-18 inches above the hook and bait. I now attach my sinkers directly at the hook knot.
I don't feel this has discouraged any takers.
I receieved my colored sinkers in the mail a couple weeks back. I did not get them from the tackle company you named.
So far the orange ones seem to have an advantage...
Good Luck...

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Northland fishing tackle makes colored split shot. I saw them advertized on a fishing show the other day.

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I don't know who makes them but I purchased them thru Cabela's. They call them
(Hot Spot Split Shot).
Good Luck...

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After years of painting my own split shots (now there's a job for staying up late nights) I would love to find some of the colored ones. None of my tackle dealers seem to have figured it out yet. I liked painting mine Glow Chartreuse. Don't have proof that it worked, but made me feel more confidant that I was attracting fish...and kept me up late at night and out of the pubs!
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Icedog,
Just wondering where you would get the glow paint? For some reason that sounds like a good way for me to pass some time while up at my cabin.

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I've purchased the Northland Hot Shots at Joe's Sporting Goods in St. Paul Mn, I'm sure that you can get them at other places or in catalogs or on-line.

They do seem to attract fish. Also, you can make "lures" or attractors by combining various colors of the small ones. A great guide I know combines small green, red, and yellow or chartreuse hot shots to make "fire tiger" attractor/sinker combinations which pull in perch and walleye

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