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    Well I had to figure out a lower cost way to place boo. I found that useing a weed eater with a saw blade worked really good for cutting it down and cutting to the lenghts needed. Then I used a cordless drill with a small drill bit to drill holes just above the bottom joint. Then I used .095 weed eater line to join about 10-12 pecies of boo together with a square knot followed by a 3/8" long piece of 1/4" copper tube squeezed on the line close to the knot to keep the knot from slipping. I then used a sand bag full of sand/dirt to sink it by running a zip tie through the bag just below the tied up top of the sand bag.
    I already had a 2' piece of 1/4" copper tubing that I cut into 3/8" long pieces so I don't know what it would cost. But I would say that they would be less than $1.00 for each bamboo habitat. So far I have built and dropped 9 of these and they seem to be the best cost effective way that I have found. Hope this will give others ideas and if anyone has more input I am always looking for better cheaper ways.
    This is a lot cheaper than a bag of 80# Quickrete which cost $4.70 a bag at Lowes.

    Fish habitat: "Build it and they will come".

    cost: sand bag= 32 cents each
    zip tie = 20 cents each
    trimmer line = 20 cents each
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    total 72 cents each + ??? copper tube cost which will keep the string knot from slipping loose
    Be safe and good luck fishing
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    That seams to be a simpler way to transport to a location also. Could you show us a picture of this? I have a borrow pit lake that I fish and it is void of any structure and have been thinking of adding some structure and this sounds like something I'm gonna try. Thanks for the idea.
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    Sorry I didn't think to take pictures at the time I made these. I have already dropped them so they can get to work gathering up crappie. When I make up some more maybe I will think to make some pictures.
    Be safe and good luck fishing
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    I like that idea, where do you get the empty bags?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonnie84 View Post
    I like that idea, where do you get the empty bags?
    Here is where I got mine.

    Economy Sandbags - 100 Pack .00 - The Sandbag Store



    Be safe and good luck fishing

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    Without the Boo mounted vertically in concrete, how did you get it to stand up and not just lay flat on the lake bottom?

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    I have been experimenting with sandbags also. As you say way cheaper than quickcrete.
    Been keeping a couple bags filled with gravel in the boat at all times.
    When I'm out fishing, and if and when I see something I can drag off the bank, just a couple of zip ties and down she goes.
    Very user friendly I might add.
    Duck blind builders look out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustfish View Post
    Without the Boo mounted vertically in concrete, how did you get it to stand up and not just lay flat on the lake bottom?
    The sections in the bamboo acts like afloat it will stay up right a good while until it gets water log and all the air is out of it sections

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    Scrat, how many pieces did you put in a bundle?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cray View Post
    Scrat, how many pieces did you put in a bundle?
    I used about 10-12 pieces. This was fishing pole size ( between a quarter to fifty cent piece size base) was about 12-16' tall. I may should have called it fishing cane instead of bamboo. I would cut it in half when I need to put in the shallower water but still using all the 10-12 whole ones cut into in each bundle. The really good thing about this is it is growing right beside my lake and the park ranger told me I could use all I wanted.
    Be safe and good luck fishing
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