LiquidA45 wrote:I like this, might copy it but I need to use something weighted instead of a pole I think. I want a jerk string for a certain slough I hunt but I think it is too deep to wade in and stick a pole in the ground. I would like to make one where I could toss it out and pull it back in without having to get into the water.
How I make mine is a little different. I take 3-4 feet of black surgical tubing 3/8" I then feed braided decoy line through the tubing. Once through on one end I tie a loop with the tubing a cord together. This holds it all into place. Then I will stretch out the tubing 2-3x in length feeding cord inside the whole time. One stretched I tie a knot holding the cord and tubing In position. When releases this will coil the cord inside the tubing. Now you have a loop on each end. One for a weight or pole and other for you pull line, I use an old penn reel with braided fishing line.
As for a weight I took 3 16oz pyramid fishing sinkers and zip tied them together a few times. I have never had this walk on me.
I usually just half hitch decoys to the main line then throw it out. When time to pick up. Pull the cord to get the line tight inside the tube and it all pulls free. Never lost one and never have troubles pulling it up.