setup rig with the flat coin sinker?

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setup rig with the flat coin sinker?

Post by reefmonsta » Sat Nov 10, 2012 1:08 pm

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I was buying some lead today and saw the flat coin sinkers. I have actually never seen em like that before. When I was a kid on the mainland we used the thicker, round coin sinker casting into sandy areas into the white water. When I asked what it was used for, said it was for whipping for menpachi. Can someone explain how this rig is setup? Thanks!
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Re: setup rig with the flat coin sinker?

Post by f8ldzz » Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:03 pm

The thin, round lead design does two things...
1) It minimizes the lead getting stuck.
2) It flutters when dropping in the water, which slows down the drop.

I rig mines like sandy rig...
Short lead line - long hook leader (we're talking 4' - 9' depending on your rod)

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Re: setup rig with the flat coin sinker?

Post by Wanksta808 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:38 pm

Less chance of getting stuck than an egg lead. the flat coin makes it plane in the water. I rig mine

Main line > lunker light > snap swivel > Coin lead in the snap > leader with hook and glow grub.

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Re: setup rig with the flat coin sinker?

Post by Wanksta808 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:43 pm

Btw where did you see the coin lead? Cant find locally on kauai.

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Re: setup rig with the flat coin sinker?

Post by 01SN8K » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:24 am

If you can't find them where you are locally, you may be able to modify weights to something close. A hammer works wonders. Its a magical tool to fix things. You can flatten egg sinkers with a hammer if you plan on trying a coin type sinker. Image

Here's a pic to show how guys make their own. Egg sinker and wire to slide in the hole. The wire is twisted with a loop one one end to tie line to and small 90 degree feet to hold it in the lead

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Re: setup rig with the flat coin sinker?

Post by reefmonsta » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:36 pm

Thanks all for the input, its always cool to see how the different type of gear is used here compared to the gear I used growing up on the mainland. I'll make sure to pick some up the next time to have in my tackle bag.
Wanksta808 wrote:Btw where did you see the coin lead? Cant find locally on kauai.
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Had em at Kaya in town (Honolulu). I live up the street from there, so if you can find em on Kauai, lemme know and I can ship some out your way.
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Re: setup rig with the flat coin sinker?

Post by Wanksta808 » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:57 am

Thanks reef. Next time i go oahu, ill just go check em out. Haven't been in there yet. Usually its Brians, mccully, and hanapaa.

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Re: setup rig with the flat coin sinker?

Post by Pete_in_Hilo » Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:15 am

I've used these for menpachi, in the same way you would use and egg lead.
The shape can cause the line to get fouled up, so it's best to take
up slack and give the rod a long pull backward after the lead hits the water.
Helps straighten out the leader.


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