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first i want to say hello to everyone because i havent posted in a while.ok now lets get on with it.does anyone use tungsten weights and are they realy smaller.they are quite pricey and before i buy em i would like your views.if someone can post a comparison picture (steel or lead to tungsten) i would realy appreciate it good fishing dennis
 

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in a while??? big guy, I thought maybe you were abducted by the Iraqians!!!!


but good to see you alive and well......

sorry, have never used tungsten, but I'm sure there are others who have.....
 

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lol. its good to be back john.
 

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Yo Big D--good to see you on the boards.
I have a few of the tungsten weights and they are a bit smaller than lead. I dont see that they have a tremendous advantage over lead other than environmental.
 

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Tubeking,
The tungsten weights are a little smaller than lead but the real advantage to using them is NOISE ! When paired with a glass bead, they make a loud and distinct sound, similar to brass weights.


Ronnie
 

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I use both brass and tungsten but hate the insert in the tungsten ones for those times I do wanna peg it. Lake Fork just made a tungsten screw in weight that looks awesome and might be just the ticket for me. I am gonna find out though since I just put a few packs on order :)

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Dennis, I am a big on those tungsten weights. Not only does the noise factor come in as Ronnie alluded to, the sensitivity and feel when the sinker comes into contact with cover is second to none. You can feel the slightest tick on these things. I also think that shiny finish can attract fish to your bait also.

Lake Fork Tackle, Excalibur, Penetrator,BPS XPS weights are all good. Choose your poison.

Scott, cant wait to use those new LFT sinkers with the screw in lock. Its about time someone made that....

Great product...

Joe
 

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Re: Brass?

Bass Rat said:
I thought Brass was made from Copper-Zinc Alloy and lead. Can someone clarify that?
It is, and usually a little bit of iron, and sometimes some other stuff too. Being an alloy it can be made of different percentages of each metal which will effect the strength and color of the alloy but the highest percentage is Copper, second is Zinc, and usually just a trace of lead. I would imagine in fishing weights you're getting more zinc than copper as it's cheaper.

It is harder than lead and will clack a bit louder if that's what you were wondering about.
 

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tungsten weights...still one of the best kept secrets in t-rigging....
 

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repost for BASSRAT


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It is harder than lead and will clack a bit louder if that's what you were wondering about.
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I was wondering if the lead content would affect it's use do to the lead ban.
 

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Joe, Trust me, I did the research but really do not want to get into another toxicity debate. Tungsten is just as toxic as lead. It contains trace elements including lead.
 
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