The composition of the classic equipment for fishing includes a sinker, the weight of which determines the casting distance. The sinker can be different in shape and weight.
At the same time, it should not cling to rocks and grass and fix the bait at the bottom or at a given depth. It already depends on the chosen method of fishing.
When fishing on grasses overgrown with rocky bottom reservoirs, cargo is often cut off. In fact, they are the consumables of fishing tackle.
Therefore, fishermen should always have a stock of cargoes with them.
Any sinker in shape and weight can be cooked at home yourself.
You will need
- - gypsum building-
- - metal strip-
- - Lead-
- - file-
- - plexiglas-
- - Soap.
For casting the sinker, take a metal tape with a width of 1.5-2 cm and make from it a box without a bottom in the form of two g-shaped halves. Connect the halves with small screws. It turned out a mold.
Best future mold for low tide sinkerPlace on a level surface. To do this, take a small sheet of Plexiglas or other material with a smooth surface. Soak the previously prepared base with a soap solution.
The material for filling the mold will beBuilding gypsum, which is sold in construction and hardware stores. Take any plastic container and mix a solution of gypsum to fill the mold. It needs to be done very quickly, considering that the gypsum is rapidly frozen. Bring the solution to the density of sour cream with a spatula fill the form.
Take the sinker and moisten with a soap solution. Then immerse it halfway through the thickness into an even soft gypsum. Wait until it freezes.
Unscrew the screws, remove the metal frame. The upper part of the weight is wipe with a solution of soap.
Once again, cover with a soap solution a metal frame and fill it with a solution of gypsum.
Take the first frozen form from gypsum, turn it over to the second, still not frozen gypsum half-mold. Press the visible part of the sink forcefully. Wait for the cast to set.
Take the first frozen form from gypsum, turn it over to the second, still not frozen gypsum half-mold. Press the visible part of the sink forcefully. Wait when the cast stiffens.
Using the filing file and the knife, make a cone-shaped hole for pouring lead and an air vent.
Within 3 days, dry the forms on the battery.
After melting lead, pour the sinkerHaving connected plaster forms with a clamp. It is important that the lead from the lead cools down on its own. Do not cool the lead with water. When smelting lead sinkers, take extreme care not to get burned. Cast the sinker in a well-ventilated room, and best of all in the air.
Have a successful fishing!