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Excuse my ignorance, but what are they? They're quite beautiful but I can't figure out what their function is?Watermole+ wrote: ↑Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:13 pmA little while ago, I was kindly given an original 1/4 oz "Bell" plummet.
I had a little piece of 5/8" diameter copper and thought about trying to make some.
These are my first attempts at making a set on the lathe. The loops are 1/16" brass wire soldered in and the inserts are from an old wine bottle cork.
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I'm probably going to look very silly now!
- Lea Dweller
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They are for plumbing the depth of your swim Jeremy. You pass your hook through the hole at the top of the plummet, then insert the hook into the cork insert in the bottom. You then swing the float with the plummet attached into the area of water that you intend to float fish. If the depth is set too shallow the float will go under, if it is set too deep it will still be out of the water. It is a vital tool for determining the depth of your swim. Simple but very effective!
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