Ya I know you can get them with it in it. I am sure there are plenty of people out there that have weights laying around that do not have them in it. It really only takes about 20-30 seconds to do a weight. Have some beer and put some rubber in your weights isn't a bad way to end a night..
Originally Posted By: mwbmod74
You do that for EVERY sinker??? Good lord man, you do realize you can get them with inserts already in them?
I quit using inserts with fluorocarbon line due to the line fraying and breaking. Only use smooth bore tungsten now with no problems.
This has been my experience also. I now use insert free weights, but we do check each of them for rough spots. Just run your line through the sinker and run it up and down your line with some sideways pressure. You'll quickly find the rough spots on them if there are any there.
A better video explaining and showing it than the original, that of Aaron Martens.
And, Aaron Martens might not have invented it but he touted it in videos and public presentations. He is one of those anglers who is constantly searching for little tips and techniques to make small improvements to his results. It apparently is paying off with his big win this year.
Martens, unfortunately, is not very articulate to say the least. Often, he puts out some really different idea about a rigging or a knot or a presentation, he then tries to explain it, but he almost always leaves out something that keeps viewers either guessing what he meant, or what happens in some missing step.