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 Post subject: Split shot
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:03 am • # 1 
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Dont know how many people use split shot here, But I cant seem to find any that will stay on after a couple casts. I use them for trout beading a steak n' egg pattern. If any one has suggestions that would be appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: Split shot
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:46 pm • # 2 
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Crimp them just above the loop knot. Use a heamostat crimp the open side in towards The line.


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 Post subject: Re: Split shot
PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:51 pm • # 3 
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I can't get split shot to stay on no matter where I put them and in addition, I've found it very time consuming getting them clamped on.
Recently I started experimenting with tieing a small barrel swivel to my leader and them my tipped to the other end of of barrel swivel.
I think this is going to work for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Split shot
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:21 am • # 4 
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If you clamp the split shot directly onto the tippet it weakens the mono.
I much prefer alternate nethods,,, dropper loop or ring/swivel with short pc of mono. If thw SS gets hungup you do not loose the fly abd tippett.

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 Post subject: Re: Split shot
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:26 pm • # 5 
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I never liked crimping anything to a tippet. I like the swivel idea. If you need something heavier, tryy a small metal bead pegged with a rubber band; it won't weaken the line. I've never tried it, but I imagine that a length of heavier monofilament nail knotted (with a long enough knot to support the shot) tightly to the tippet with the shot crimped to it might work.


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 Post subject: Re: Split shot
PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:43 pm • # 6 
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I fished with split shot on a 8lb tippet for many years without the crimped shot ever damaging the mono to the extent that the line broke.I was fishing in strong currents for a fish that always took off like a bonefish when hooked. I mostly crimped with my teeth. 75 years old with all my faculties so far.


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 Post subject: Re: Split shot
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:36 pm • # 7 
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Thanks I tried crimping it in the tag end. Worked out great got my first coho on the 2wt


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 Post subject: Re: Split shot
PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:54 pm • # 8 
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SharkBait wrote:
Thanks I tried crimping it in the tag end. Worked out great got my first coho on the 2wt

Congratulations on your 2 weight catch.


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 Post subject: Re: Split shot
PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:49 pm • # 9 
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SharkBait wrote:
Dont know how many people use split shot here, But I cant seem to find any that will stay on after a couple casts. I use them for trout beading a steak n' egg pattern. If any one has suggestions that would be appreciated.


When fishing Ed Shenk sculpin flies used to put a split shot right against the knot up against the hook eye, sometimes looping the tippet twice around the split shot before crimping.


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