Make your own Slinky (slinker's):
To start, cut a piece of cord approx 3". Oversize your cut, you can trim later. Allow about 1/2 inch on each end for crimping
Pull out the core of the cord and discard.
Use a lighter to melt one end of the cord.
Using a plier, crimp the heated end of cord.
Insert the desired amount of shot into the open end of the cord.
This is were we add our little helper. Slide a 3" piece of surflon or similar wire into the open end.
Heat end with wire to melt cord and crimp down, locking in the wire.
Add a #10 in-line snap swivel to the end without the wire. Lock the clasp and your slinker is ready to fish.
Cord is available in a few colors. If using white, you will want to "naturalize" your slinky. Use earth tone paints and dies - a can of spray paint works well.
We modified the original slinky to be more versatile. By adding a wire tail we have accomplished two valuable components to an already stealthy weight system. First, the tailing wire adds a little more protection against snagging up. Second, it allows you to add additional sinkers when fishing an unexpected deep or fast run.
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