How to Make You Own Spider Weights!!!

Introduction: How to Make You Own Spider Weights!!!

About: 30 years old right now. Came to this site to find out some ideas for my own Style of building stuff. Looking for a good Surf Cart that can fold up for easy transport. Anyi takers on it before i start buildin...

Have you ever been to the beach to do some surf fishing? You cast out then set your pole into its holder. After getting your line set just right you turn around to wait for the bite. Only to find that the waves have made your line slack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sure you can go out and buy these weights but these days every penny counts right. I am going to show you a easy way to construct a spider weight that will work just as good as those you buy.
 This is my first Instuctable so bare with me please and feel free to leave comments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Step 1: Simple List of What You Will Need

What you will need to make these is a pair of needle nose pliers , 2 large paper clips , 1 1oz. or larger egg weight. Thats it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Step 2: Step 1 the Paper Clips

Take your paper clips and straighten them out. Try to get them as straight as possible because its a tight fit in the weight.

Step 3: Step 3 Time to Fold

Take your now straight wire and find the middle of it grab here with needle nose then bend in half. Make sure when you bend that the length is the same from the bend to the end. Make the eye of the weight now buy widening out the bend.

Step 4: Step 4 Time to Thread the Egg

Take both of the wires and stick them in to one side of the weight. The hard part now is to get the wire through all the way to the eye you made. This is why the wire needs to be as straight as possible. You may have to pound on the wire some to get it through all the way.

Step 5: Step 5 Getting Bent

Now you can take the four wires sticking out and bend them close to the weight.

Step 6: Last Step

Take each wire and about 1/4 of the length from the end bend towards the weight just enough to make a barb. Then your done. Enjoy this cheap easy way to make a spider weight that will hold up against all those crashing waves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    10 years ago on Introduction

    Hey bro i think that this is a great way and yes it works. I go shark fishing off the beach (surf) so I have to use 8-12 oz of weight so the paper clips wouldn't work for me. If you want you can use a 200- 480 pound of cheap wire and it works all the same :D. Anyways good instructions and keep it up!

    Redfish 22
    Redfish 22

    Reply 5 years ago

    Yea I am with this guy I fish surf I can not use paper clips ????

    Redfish 22
    Redfish 22

    5 years ago

    That's a bad ass idea

    cool. i gotta make some of these. i always fish near the rocks and my line gets pushed in and snagged


    sweet those paper clips would be awesome ona snag...jus pull and theyd be free and all ud have to do is bend back into place...good job


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks they un snag with anout 6 lbs of force but the waves dont bother the line set at all enjoy!!!!


    Why couldn't this have been weights for spiders? I'd have been so happy, granted it'd all have ended in a horrible death and a jaws like ending but with a can of bug spray instead of an oxygen tank...