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DIY PVC jug lines #13652803 08/01/20 04:38 PM
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Materials used
1/2 inch PVC
1/2 inch PVC regular end caps (NOT the threaded ones)
Pool noodles
White duct tape
3/8 inch rebar
Screw eyes
Swivels
Size 5 split rings or just use heavy duty snap swivels
PVC cement
30lb big game
Size 5 or size 6 circle hooks
2oz weights
5 min two part epoxy
All purpose type 1 silicone
Rubber mallet
A little bit of water
Scissors
Drill and drill bit
Dremel with cutting dremel disc
Saw
Knife
Sharpie to write your name/address/date

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Hi vis Spray paint

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Re: DIY PVC jug lines [Re: CCTX] #13652812 08/01/20 04:49 PM
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Method:
Cut rebar into 2-3 inch pieces (one piece per tube)
Cut pvc into 1.5 foot to 2.5 foot sections
Two end caps per tube, drill a hole in one of them and cover hole in two part epoxy and screw in screw eye
PVC cement the screw eye end cap and press that end cap snuggly onto pvc tube
Drop in 3/8 diameter 2-3 inch long rebar piece. FIll with just a little bit of water so that it goes to just above that rebar piece
Place other end cap with pvc cement

The rebar with a little water in there is the right amount of weight and density so that the pvc jug lines stand straight up when there is a fish on the other end

The rest is self explanatory
Did some Crig style and some dropper set up. Think I prefer the dropper set up

Lessons learned
—make sure someone didn’t put a threaded end cap or wrong sized end cap in with the regular non threaded end caps at the store

—use at least 2oz weight

—Err on the side of more floatation/pool noodle, not less

—cut the pvc cleanly or it will warp making putting the end cap on there more difficult

—mallet, brute force, and 2 part epoxy correct any ill fitting end caps


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Looks good! Which length works best?

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As far as the PVC tubes, the longer they are, the easier they are to see
The shorter ones are more manageable in the kayak. With the boat, there is plenty of room.

Both 12ft of line crig style to weight and then another foot of line to hook and 18ft dropper style (16ft to swivel and then 2ft to 2oz weight with 8-10 inch line to hook from swivel). have worked equally well You can use a three way swivel with the dropper set up or tie mainline and weight line to one end of swivel with dropper line off the other end (swivel oriented horizontally)

I’ll be placing some more tomorrow and will update.


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Both styles work equally well

If I were to do them over again, 5oz weights or cement weights.

Be sure to name, address, date. Warden checked today and said I got an A+. He even checked the level on both of my fire extinguishers. I’m certain he is a lot of fun at parties.


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Those are great! Word to the wise...if you set them on Texoma do it during the week and/or don't venture too far off. I have had a dozen or so stolen. Saw a boater make off with 3 recently but I was in a 'yak so nothing I could do.

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Haha, Texoma boaters can be very disrespectful to jug lines

I was keeping them in sight by fishing the same cove, when I saw a boater plow right through the middle of them on purpose (he could have easily gone around them as we were the only two boats in the entire cove)

I’m close to certain he also called the warden on me to check for name, address, date


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Originally Posted by CCTX
Haha, Texoma boaters can be very disrespectful to jug lines

I was keeping them in sight by fishing the same cove, when I saw a boater plow right through the middle of them on purpose (he could have easily gone around them as we were the only two boats in the entire cove)

I’m close to certain he also called the warden on me to check for name, address, date



coach Do gooders....too worried about other people and can't take care of themselves. 2 of the 3 wardens in Grayson county that patrol the water are great guys. The other you don't have to worry to much about as he stays off Texoma unless he is called out specifically.

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