Sinker slides are a staple item in the tackle box of many catfish anglers and considered to be essential by many. Sinker slides allow the use of many different types of weight and work with virtually any catfish rig.
Sinker slides work great for many catfishing techniques but they’re a favorite among anglers drift fishing for catfish or trolling because they allow for quick and easy changes of weights.
If you’re drift fishing in varying wind conditions, depths or current you might need to adjust the amount of weight on your catfish rig (adding or removing weight). The sinker slide allows you to swap weights quickly and easily without having to cut fishing line and tie new rigs.
There’s always been one flay with traditional sinker slides though, they can be a nightmare when you’re not fishing! Once you’ve finished the day and stored your rods you can almost guarantee they’ll quickly become a tangled mess if they’re stored together. If you’ve ever put a bunch of rods in the rod locker on your catfish boat you’ve felt this pain!
Luckily, Whisker Seeker Tackle has solved this problem with the Whisker Seeker Tackle Quick Release Sinker Slides which allow you to easily add or remove the sinker slide to your fishing line without cutting lines or tying new knots.
How To Use The Whisker Seeker Tackle Sinker Slides
Many of you have contacted me since Whisker Seeker Tackle released their sinker slides with questions on how to rig them so I wanted to answer your questions.
Sinker slides can be used with any catfishing technique but I rely on them heavily when drift fishing, trolling or precision catfishing (anytime I’m dragging baits) with the Slip Sinker Rig or Santee Rig (with plain peg floats or rigs like Big Bertha or XL Rattler).
The confusion over the Whisker Seeker Tackle Quick Release Sinker Slides has been about how to put them on your fishing line. Luckily it’s a very simple process!
Note: The sinker slide goes on the main line, not on the catfish rig. Be sure to use a bead between the sinker slide and the swivel.
1. Hold the top of the sinker slide facing you with the tabs facing up.
2. Loop the fishing line and insert it through the slot on the left side.
3. When the loop is through the slot push up on the loop and then remove the slack so the line goes under the tab on the bottom.
4. Repeat steps two and three on the right side.
5. Your sinker slide is now rigged and ready. Just open the clip and add you’re weight and then lock the clip back in place!
Here’s The Video
Here’s a video walk through for more explanation….
For more information on the Whisker Seeker Tackle Quick Release Sinker Slides head over to the Whisker Seeker Tackle website.
For more information on the catfishing gear and tackle I use check out the Ultimate Guide To Catfishing Gear.