Reader Tips: Hold Your Ball

I made this holder out of PVC pipe for about $5...

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I deep-drop frequently and never can find a place to put my weight when baiting hooks or regaining a drift, so I made this holder out of PVC pipe for about $5. Slip 1 foot of 1-inch PVC into to a 1- to 112-inch female-to-male PVC adapter. Place a 112- to 312-inch double female adapter over that. That finishes the rig and is ultimately where you place your weight. When you're ready to fish, put on your leader, put the weight in the holder, and make the line taut between the weight and the end of the rod. This system keeps the weight secured and accessible and the hooks in an easy-to-bait string.

Jim Loffredo
Jensen Beach, Florida