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#1 Posted : Saturday, April 25, 2015 9:31:15 AM(UTC)
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Joined: 8/7/2013(UTC)
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Location: Middleton

This is a bit removed from DTA but I thought it might be useful in some faster creeks and rivers here.

While fishing steelhead on the tribs off the Greak Lakes this year I discovered a new piece of gear that really worked well and saved me some time and money.

They are called "Lead Cinches" - Here is a link, $3.49 at Amazon.


When you are drift fishing you often get your sinker hung up in between rocks and branches on the bottom. It is time consuming to re-tie your rig and a little expensive when you add them up.

With this rig you put the sinkers or lead wire into the latex tube. The tube somehow avoids getting caught up on the bottom. When it does, you pull on it and the latex tube drops the sinkers and you can retrieve your line.

I bet I spent 30% more time with my bait in the water and not retying.

Use a rubber net. Handle your fish carefully. More trout are killed each year by facebook photos than most anything!
#2 Posted : Sunday, April 26, 2015 7:49:41 PM(UTC)
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Joined: 2/12/2014(UTC)
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Location: Western WI

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Looks like a cool idea. I could see modifying this a little bit for some of the smaller streams around here with some success. Sure would be nice to save some time and lost fishing opportunities re-rigging.
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