programs & events

Make your own Slinky (slinker's):

Materials:
nylon paracord
scissors
small splitshot or buckshot
lighter
pliers / clamp
#10 snap swivel

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

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. 

North Shore
Weather Conditions

Silver Bay •   Lutsen

Website Design by:

Copyright © 2005 - 2016 Minnesota Steelheader   •   PO Box 10848   •   St. Paul, MN   55110   •   All rights Reserved

aaaaaaaaaaaaiii