Shot Pouch

This is a small nylon bag, filled with lead shot. A steel ring is sewn at the top for attaching the lines and ropes. It can weigh from 12 to 20 ounces. What weight you should use depends upon several factors — how high do you have to throw; how much "brush" is there in the tree to get hung up on; and how rough is the bark. Most people will be able to throw the lighter bags higher than the heavier bags. Twelve or fourteen ounce are good weights to start with. It is usually a good idea to have an extra shot pouch with you in case the first one gets hung up, as occasionally happens. Use the other end of the throw line with the extra shot pouch to throw again..

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