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#11355696 - 01/19/16 10:28 AM Tell me about tungsten weights....
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Which is preferred, insertes or no inserts?
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#11355697 - 01/19/16 10:29 AM Re: Tell me about tungsten weights.... [Re: ChuChu1]
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No inserts, polished bore.
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#11355818 - 01/19/16 11:17 AM Re: Tell me about tungsten weights.... [Re: fouzman]
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Originally Posted By: fouzman
No inserts, polished bore.


Yes
Warrior tackle, protungsten, I'm sure there are others...riverA tackle
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#11355835 - 01/19/16 11:23 AM Re: Tell me about tungsten weights.... [Re: ChuChu1]
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No inserts and no glass beads all you need to know
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#11355868 - 01/19/16 11:33 AM Re: Tell me about tungsten weights.... [Re: B.Hollingshead]
RedRaider3933 Offline
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Originally Posted By: B.Hollingshead
No inserts and no glass beads all you need to know

Exactly.
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#11355917 - 01/19/16 11:50 AM Re: Tell me about tungsten weights.... [Re: B.Hollingshead]
LinkLowrance Offline
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Originally Posted By: B.Hollingshead
No inserts and no glass beads all you need to know


Funny you say that. I have lots of luck with glass beads and tungsten weights, specifically in muddy or stained water.

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#11355935 - 01/19/16 11:56 AM Re: Tell me about tungsten weights.... [Re: ChuChu1]
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Glass beads make lots of noise with tungsten weights but one day you will set the hook and your line will break just like someone cut it with scissors. Tungsten is so hard, it will shatter the glass bead and cut your line in the process. Watched it happen twice on a bedding fish. The first time I thought it was a fluke. The second time I got half the glass bead back still on my line.

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#11355950 - 01/19/16 12:02 PM Re: Tell me about tungsten weights.... [Re: Ken A.]
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Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Glass beads make lots of noise with tungsten weights but one day you will set the hook and your line will break just like someone cut it with scissors. Tungsten is so hard, it will shatter the glass bead and cut your line in the process. Watched it happen twice on a bedding fish. The first time I thought it was a fluke. The second time I got half the glass bead back still on my line.


Do you still use a glass bead?
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#11356009 - 01/19/16 12:27 PM Re: Tell me about tungsten weights.... [Re: ChuChu1]
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Reins TG Heavy Weight Tungsten

More often than not, this is the tungsten weight that I reach for; it has an insert. I do quite a bit of flippin' and I haven't really noticed the difference in line breakage with weights that do/don't have inserts. I just recommend that you check your line often; you need to do that anyway when you're flippin'. I use a 1/2oz weight 85% of the time, and Reins Tungsten is the best if you ask me. Tungsten is harder than brass or lead, therefore the paint chips easily on tungsten. I HATE THAT! I feel like the silver shimmer of the natural tungsten underneath the paint is unappealing. With Reins, that doesn't happen. They use a coating process that colors the weight but not by using paint. They're super sensitive as well. Reins has figured the tungsten deal out.


Eco Pro Tungsten

Eco Pro is the only tungsten that I use without an insert. I really just fall back on Eco Pro when I run out of Reins. They're great weights, the paint just chips fairly easily. The chipping paint is just a personal pet peeve of mine. I don't think that it gives you more bites nor does it hurt your bites. They're really sensitive weights as well.
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#11356017 - 01/19/16 12:29 PM Re: Tell me about tungsten weights.... [Re: ChuChu1]
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Picasso tungsten has a polished bore and paint doesn't chip.
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#11356174 - 01/19/16 01:19 PM Re: Tell me about tungsten weights.... [Re: beermill]
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Originally Posted By: beermill
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
Glass beads make lots of noise with tungsten weights but one day you will set the hook and your line will break just like someone cut it with scissors. Tungsten is so hard, it will shatter the glass bead and cut your line in the process. Watched it happen twice on a bedding fish. The first time I thought it was a fluke. The second time I got half the glass bead back still on my line.


Do you still use a glass bead?


Uhhh.. no

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#11356194 - 01/19/16 01:25 PM Re: Tell me about tungsten weights.... [Re: LinkLowrance]
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Originally Posted By: LinkLowrance
Originally Posted By: B.Hollingshead
No inserts and no glass beads all you need to know


Funny you say that. I have lots of luck with glass beads and tungsten weights, specifically in muddy or stained water.

me, too...

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#11356265 - 01/19/16 01:46 PM Re: Tell me about tungsten weights.... [Re: ChuChu1]
ezbassin Offline
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Ken is right, some day you will have the glass bead break and it will cut your line.

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#11356311 - 01/19/16 02:02 PM Re: Tell me about tungsten weights.... [Re: ChuChu1]
ChuChu1 Online   content
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OK, won't the insert keep the line from fraying?
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#11356406 - 01/19/16 02:44 PM Re: Tell me about tungsten weights.... [Re: ChuChu1]
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Originally Posted By: ChuChu1
OK, won't the insert keep the line from fraying?


Several companies are now making tungsten weights that do not need inserts. See above some that have been mentioned.

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