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Caro type sinkers

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Has anyone thought of making caro type slow sinkers for extra casting distance with light lures (lrf)?
I remember something similar 30 odd years ago in coarse fishing using Perspex as a weight, looking to induce takes on the drop.
Any thoughts gratefully received.
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Polymorph thermoplastic ( ebay) would be a good starting point. I make my own caro's with it by wrapping thin lead wire around PTFE tube then mould the polymoph around it in a sort of rugby ball shape. Have made them from 3g up to 8g really work well so they do.
That sounds like fantastic stuff, I'll order some.
What colour is it by the way?
That sounds like fantastic stuff, I'll order some.
What colour is it by the way?
white.
What kind of sink rate do you get with that stuff (in SW or FW)?
What kind of sink rate do you get with that stuff (in SW or FW)?
only used them in the salt. seem to sink slowly enough for what I need them for namely lrf-ing and some seatrout work. I would count them down but on the marks I fish the top 6ft is where I need to keep my weightless sp mini lures.. would never have a hope in hell of casting 50 plus yds with a 2g jig head but can with the caro rig.
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