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What is a pump handle?

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outdoormann2
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7/16/10 9:45 PM CST
I keep hearing guys talk about "pump handles" What are they?

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7/19/10 8:17 AM CST
Keel weights can work OK but with mono line you are only going to get to a certain depth and then it will level out. I'm thinking you wont get much deeper than 30-40 feet but sometimes this is the feeding zone.

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7/18/10 11:13 PM CST
Is there any difference between that and a heavy keel weight? Thought about using some of those, but not much over 6 oz. is what I figured. I have no idea what I'm doing and have yet to get out (really beginning to get to me), but am looking for as much info as I can get. Cool

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7/17/10 5:10 PM CST
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outdoormann2
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7/17/10 2:24 PM CST
Thanks for the Replys! so what does PITA mean?

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7/17/10 1:31 PM CST
What about this is a PITA for you? I've never used one, but can't imagine pulling in a 1 lb, ball of lead in addition to a good sized fish being much fun, aside from the reeling in a fish part. Is that the PITA, or are there other issues?

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7/17/10 1:26 AM CST
it's just a lead weight run off a 3 way swivel or like. They come in 6,8,10,12,16OZ and larger. Many charter boat use these in place of lead core or copper. PITA in my opinion.

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7/17/10 1:24 AM CST
Pump handles are also call "weapon rigs" or ;bottom bouncers" not that they always have to bounce bottom.

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