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Re: $11 a doz. Texas style rigs/ HOW TO GUIDE

Postby Elvis Kiwi » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:27 am

a metal muffin tray can be used for making weights better still if you can find one of the older ones for pastry fingers sort of a half cylinder about 3 inches long. pour lead into them and put a fencing staple in them before they set or better still before you pour if you can keep them upright. wire works fine to.
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Re: $11 a doz. Texas style rigs/ HOW TO GUIDE

Postby JoJer » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:33 pm

I cast my own 4 oz wgts with a mini-muffin tin and a hot plate. I tried staples and wire and didn't like the outcome so I just hammer a nail thru the weight and run the mono thru the hole and add a crimp. I thought the store bought crimps were way over priced, so mine are 1/4 " long pieces of 1/4" copper tubing, cut with a tubing cutter. You squish them just slightly out of round, and the 400# mono just fits thru, then I crimp with old dull side cutters.
I had mine done with tangle free, then trimmer string, now all redone with the heavy mono. Much better.
Mine are also rigged with the decoy sliding on the line- no wet hands when picking up.
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Re: Texas style rigs/ HOW TO GUIDE

Postby 2500hdon37s » Fri Oct 30, 2015 10:08 pm

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Re: Texas style rigs/ HOW TO GUIDE

Postby cutm Jack » Sun Nov 01, 2015 5:02 pm

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Or you could use big boy sinkers, I don't like losing decoys. So to the people that don't use a swivel and slide the line through the keel, is there any difference? Kinda like having one less component to fail, just like in offshore fishing...
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Re: Texas style rigs/ HOW TO GUIDE

Postby OTC_MN » Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:11 am

cutm Jack wrote: So to the people that don't use a swivel and slide the line through the keel, is there any difference? Kinda like having one less component to fail, just like in offshore fishing...


No real functional difference that I can tell. I use a swivel so that if I do end up hunting deeper water I can swap out the Texas rigs for regular decoy cord and J-hooks.
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Re: Texas style rigs/ HOW TO GUIDE

Postby 2500hdon37s » Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:00 pm

I notice that my decoys with the swivels move much better on the water than my brother's who are straight through the keel.

Also when I sold off a bunch of decoys this year, it was nice to be able to remove my rigs and put them on my new decoys. Cant save the whole rig, if you just put the line through the keel and crimp each end.
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Re: $11 a doz. Texas style rigs.

Postby mudpack » Tue Nov 03, 2015 7:20 am

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Why did you use the swivel clips? Would seem to me that running the line through the hole in the keel would eliminate the clip and its expense and not alter functionality. What purpose do the clips serve?
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Re: $11 a doz. Texas style rigs.

Postby 2500hdon37s » Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:33 pm

mudpack wrote:
2500hdon37s wrote:Image]


Why did you use the swivel clips? Would seem to me that running the line through the hole in the keel would eliminate the clip and its expense and not alter functionality. What purpose do the clips serve?


The decoys move much better with the swivel, Ive seen side by side of decoys that have it and dont, especially visible with teal decoys. And for me running the clips has proven more economical, When I went to overhaul my decoy spread this year I didnt have to cut any lines because they're permanently attached to the decoy and replace the line and crimps. I simply just unclipped and put my rigs on the new decoys.
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