How to make noodles for catching catfish
Buy some noodles from the local china-mart. Pink might be for women, but it makes things easy to see.
Cut noodle into 8 inch lengths
Get some 3/4 inch PVC pipe, caps and some PVC glue
Cut PCV pipe into 9 1/2 inch long sections
Glue cap on 1 end of pipe
Insert PVC pipe into noodle until cap comes into contact with noodle
Drill a 1/4 - 5/16 inch hole in the end of the pipe sticking out past the end of the PVC pipe
Wrap the outside of the noodle with whatever color duct tape state law requires the noodle to be. Since I live in Texas, the noodle must be white, so I wrapped the noodle in white duct tape.
I was using just a noodle for my drop lines. While I was at the deer camp a few weeks ago a guy told me about using PVC, so I decided to make a few up and see how they do.
In theory, when the catfish pulls on the line, the noodle is supposed to stand up. Hopefully this will make the noodle easier to grab from the boat.
For the hooks, I plan on using Circle Hooks.
Circle hooks have a bend at the end of the hook. In theory, if the fish swallows the hook, its supposed to come back out out of the stomach and hook the fish in the mouth. As opposed to the typical j-hook getting stuck in the stomach of the fish and injuring the fish.
Last edited by Kevin; 11-19-2011 at 14:05.