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« on: July 09, 2009, 10:30:09 pm »
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Hi Folks,

I found this a couple of years ago. It was close to
the Arkansas  River.

I always thought it was a mini ball after I scraped
it until I could just make out the rings on one side.
It?s also the same weight  as a three ringer mini ball.

But, it finally occurred to me that this has a different
purpose.

Can you guess what it is?

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It?s a fishing line weight.

Needs to be pretty heavy because of tha river current.

Someone flattened out a mini ball and folded it over
the fishing line.

I?ll bet three Arkie Barkies I?m right.

Happy Hunting,

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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2009, 11:10:55 pm »
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that's interesting, never heard of doing that but I don't see why not, I was thinking maybe a slug after it ripped through something but I  guess I could see it as a weight, little odd though

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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2009, 11:40:58 pm »
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Hay Farm Digger,

I do not think it is odd at all.

Fishermen have been flattin out junk lead  to
make sinkers for as long as there has been lead
to use.

I know more than one fishermen right now that
keeps lead in their tackel box.

Why buy sonethin that is free and easy to use?

I have seen variations to that just as there are
today. It it is common for people, then and now,
to flatten out lead and poke a hole in it. Then
tha fishin line can be tied to tha sinker.

Happy Huntin,

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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2009, 11:43:54 pm »
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You're right tabdog, it's not that odd the more I think about. I need to get out fishing more so I'll know what I'm talking about in the future!  Smiley Wink

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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2010, 02:24:23 am »
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We use all kinds of stuff for fishing wieghts on the ar river one of my faves. it an old sparkplug. lol. I am a mechanin so i have plenty of them.
have a good one


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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2010, 11:09:23 pm »
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It is a fishing weight or possibly a crude plumbob weight...but most likely a fishing weight. Great

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