Offshore Angler Sinker Slide
it needs to be made with better materials all of them have broke they just snap where the plastic is if you cast them to hard to get them far into the surf where the fish are
March 16, 2010
Not for the big ones!!
Good , average sinker slide.........however I found it to be a little on the light side for Prince William Sound Halibut.
I had one on a halibut rig and an inexpierenced halibut fisherman allowed the @ 40 lb fish to get its head out of the water before I could get him gaffed.....the halibut shook the line so violently that the white plastic portion of the slide broke off along with the 24 oz weight.
Good news is we landed the fish and the novice now knows better than to allow a halibut to get its head out of the water!!
I will continue to use this product till I can find a heavier duty version.
July 21, 2007
Great idea, poor quality
I opened a 5 pack yesterday. 2 of the 5 slid open.
The rest i'm still fighting with. This is the second pack I've bought -the other a year ago. They didn't work well either but I bought the second one thinking maybe I just got a bad batch. Nope. I've got 9 of these on my table this morning. I could open 2 by hand. Most didn't slide at all, 1-2 I could feel wiggle but still couldn't open. Before submitting this, I grabbed 2 pairs of vice grips to hold one end and pull the other just to be sure it wasn't solely an issue of poor finger grip. It finally opened after several tries but then I had to use the vice grips to pull the crimp back over the ends.
October 21, 2012
They do what they are supposed to.
I had four of these, they are kinda tought to open but do the job. I purchased them because I was running low for stripers and Gould say you get what you pay for, Braid will cut through the plastic very fast and since they are somewhat longer than other brands you will get the helicopter effect which can wrap up the leader with your main line resulting in a lost fish from time to time. I have noticed that if you use 5 oz + weights they tend to break right off the plastic ring, several other reviews also cover this. If you are in a bind they will get the job done, but they are cheap so font expect them to last long.
June 30, 2012