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I'm curious who has wisdom to impart about making slingshot fishing rods>?<br><br>Experiences, pictures, even a how to?
 

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I personally haven't done it but Dave canterbury has a youtube video of it and there is one guy in TX who gets some pretty big fish on youtube.
 

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yeah the pathfinder school vid is up, looks easy to make but I think it would take a lot of practise to get used to the line drag?
 

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I'm talking about making a slingshot bobber launcher, maybe with a 1 foot rod... I'm not an avid fisher, but I want to have a nice slingshot rod combo. <br><br>I have seen the slingbows, where you shoot the fish with arrows... that is not what I'm after. <br><br>I want to launch my bait out and just let it sit till I get a bit. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
 

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<tr><td class="quote">I'm talking about making a slingshot bobber launcher, maybe with a 1 foot rod... I'm not an avid fisher, but I want to have a nice slingshot rod combo. <br><br>I have seen the slingbows, where you shoot the fish with arrows... that is not what I'm after. <br><br>I want to launch my bait out and just let it sit till I get a bit. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
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<span class="postbody"><br><br><br>That's actually a really good idea. It would be very good for people backpacking into places that want to pack lightweight gear. You could really launch the heck out of a bobber with something like that. </span>
 

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<tr><td class="quote">I'm talking about making a slingshot bobber launcher, maybe with a 1 foot rod... I'm not an avid fisher, but I want to have a nice slingshot rod combo. <br><br>I have seen the slingbows, where you shoot the fish with arrows... that is not what I'm after. <br><br>I want to launch my bait out and just let it sit till I get a bit. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
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<span class="postbody"><br><br>so it's more of a hobo fishing reel / slingshot hybrid youre after then? I smell a project coming along.... heheheheh <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"></span>
 

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Yea, but you have to put hook on your nylon that is away from bobber, depends how deep your bite gonna be. Its gonna be dificuld to launch it to not mess with nylon and hooks and everything. It is big challenge... Have you any idea how is gonna work? any scatch? I would like to see your solution.<br>Cheerz
 

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something like this?<br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/microshooterplans_fishing.jpg" border="0" alt="">
 

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<tr><td class="quote">something like this?<br><br><img src="http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc317/urban_paladin/microshooterplans_fishing.jpg" border="0" alt="">
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<span class="postbody"><br><br>hehe, yeah except <i>I</i> got myself a nice reel with a button release that allows you to press it and let go, then you can launch it. With the way its positioned I should be able to hold the slingshot and button at the same time, and with the free hand launch the bobber/ hook and weights... I swear I have seen stuff like this, it cannot be original concept...<br><br>think of a normal y fork, with a 1 foot rod sticking out from the bottom of the handle sorta angled up , attached to the bottom is a reel... its in my head only at this point... lol I was really wanting some help from joergs creative mind lol</span>
 

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<img src="http://img263.imageshack.us/img263/2073/img2011092200033.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ryanwigglesworth" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ryanwigglesworth</a> at 2011-09-22<br><img src="http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/7839/img2011092200032.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ryanwigglesworth" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ryanwigglesworth</a> at 2011-09-22<br><img src="http://img851.imageshack.us/img851/1413/img2011092200031.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ryanwigglesworth" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ryanwigglesworth</a> at 2011-09-22<br><img src="http://img829.imageshack.us/img829/5610/img2011092200030.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ryanwigglesworth" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ryanwigglesworth</a> at 2011-09-22<br><br><br>started putting a prototype together <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
 

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Looks astonishing <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">, but hey, great job!
 

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Well I came across an old hack saw handle in the metal waste at work... <br><br><img src="http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/7084/img2012031700468.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ryanwigglesworth" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ryanwigglesworth</a> at 2012-03-17<br><img src="http://img88.imageshack.us/img88/113/img2012031700467.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ryanwigglesworth" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ryanwigglesworth</a> at 2012-03-17<br><br><img src="http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/9333/img2012031700466.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ryanwigglesworth" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ryanwigglesworth</a> at 2012-03-17<br><br><img src="http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/9386/img2012031700465.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br>By <a href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/ryanwigglesworth" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">ryanwigglesworth</a> at 2012-03-17<br><br>Just looking for the scrap pole end now... the wood design looked to much like a ricketty piece of shit lol.<br><br>Also, I will use a straight metal fork, probably widened out to suit my shooting a bobber needs... Ideas and suggestions or whatever is appreciated
 

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There is a device/setup that i used to use for beachcasting that the hook sat in and when it hit the sea bed would dislodge the hook , we used it to get mega distance with our casts as it created less drag , but for the life of me i cannot remember what it was called , been some 10+ years since i've seen or used one but it was like a clip you attached the line and 'clipped' the hook in , aslong as the line was under tension the hook stayed put , the moment there was slack in the line it dislodged and did its usual hook thing lol
 

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i think this is the rig you are talking about, indeed, its the best for long distance casting, keeps the line from twisting on itself and presents the bait quite well<img src="http://i46.servimg.com/u/f46/17/36/31/86/images10.jpg" border="0" alt="">
 
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