[TowerTalk] Weight for slingshot

Bill Coleman AA4LR aa4lr@radio.org
Mon, 6 Mar 2000 10:10:39 -0500

On 3/5/00 5:46 AM, Ted Leaf at tleaf@hotmail.com wrote:

>What is the recommended lead fishing weight to use to slingshot a line over 
>a tree? (That is: how many ounces?)

I don't use a lead fishing weight.

I use a couple of 1/4" nuts. They are cheaper, and are more biodegradable 
when lost. Probably weigh an ounce or so. 

Heavier weights reduce your vertical range. But you do need enough to 
lower the fishing line to the ground, once you get it over your target 
limb. An ounce is about right, although it may take a bit of coaxing.

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail: aa4lr@radio.org
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