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Split shot in braided nylon. I cut one open to make sure.

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I picked up an old tackle box and found these in a bag.

Each weighs 1oz. A couple had line tied to one end. Any application besides a normal sinker? I'm thinking so it doesn't snag.

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I think they are called slinky wieghts for drift fishing. Haven't seen them in years. Not supposed to snag bottom as readily. Used by bottom bouncers usually.

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These are commonly known as Slinky"s. Very popular for bottom bouncing in the rivers. They generally have a small snap swivel at the top through the parachute chord which attaches to the main line. Because of their shape and ability to bend, hang ups are greatly reduced. I still use them, make my own which allows for different sizes depending on water conditions. Hope this helps!!!

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Got another for ya... Are these for dragging on a drift?

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Seems like they'll drag upright along with minimal snags because of the cylinder shape.

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We use very similar stuff for bait fishing big walleye....last time i used em i was pinning large suckers to the bottom bout 2 weeks ago...we never got snagged in a spot where everybody has trouble. They work well drifting too but this is much fussier getting just the right weight.

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I saw the Lindy style of those weights but never in cased like the first pic. Cool!!

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You can remove shot to make them lighter depending on flow of River and drift desired. One of my partners swears by them. I used them for awhile but eventually went back to pencil lead. To each their own.

Edited by Firechief48

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Pencil sinkers and "slinkys " are commonly used with three way rigs for drifting the Niagara.

We use them both while drifting the lower Nia. river all the time.

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