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#11715720 - 07/10/16 07:58 PM Tungsten with or without insert????
bdpettit Offline
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Registered: 01/01/12
Posts: 7
Loc: Garland, TX
Never really gave this much thought until today......Had one break off on the hookset. Punching with 65lb braid and it was just gone. I know this is due to fraying of the braid, but it made me question my weights. Don't remember the brand I'm using, but I wanted to know what you guys have the most faith in. Insert vs no insert. I use everything from 3/8 to 2oz. What can I do to not have this happen again???
Thanks in advance.

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#11716081 - 07/11/16 12:13 AM Re: Tungsten with or without insert???? [Re: bdpettit]
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Registered: 12/18/15
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Loc: Wichita Falls/DFW
No insert...

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#11716191 - 07/11/16 07:06 AM Re: Tungsten with or without insert???? [Re: bdpettit]
Ken A. Offline
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Registered: 10/02/06
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I like the ones from APT in NRH with no insert. Never had a problem with them.

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#11716195 - 07/11/16 07:09 AM Re: Tungsten with or without insert???? [Re: bdpettit]
Jaret Latta Offline
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No insert. Insert means it typically doesn't have a milled edge and will cut braid quickly if insert fails

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#11716202 - 07/11/16 07:17 AM Re: Tungsten with or without insert???? [Re: bdpettit]
RBO Offline
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Registered: 09/07/01
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Loc: Newton, TX USA
No insert, but...In this order:

Peg X stopper, tungsten weight, brass Carolina Clacker disk, snelled hook.

Tungsten will beat up braid, flouro, or mono.

Why take chances?


Edited by RBO (07/11/16 11:36 AM)
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#11716313 - 07/11/16 08:37 AM Re: Tungsten with or without insert???? [Re: bdpettit]
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Registered: 09/19/03
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I recently tried this with my weights and it seems to work well. Might be worth a try.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKznUdeeWGw
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#11716420 - 07/11/16 09:33 AM Re: Tungsten with or without insert???? [Re: bdpettit]
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No insert. But if you are using 65 lb braid I would bet your knot failed.
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#11716546 - 07/11/16 10:15 AM Re: Tungsten with or without insert???? [Re: horseplaydvm]
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Originally Posted By: horseplaydvm
No insert. But if you are using 65 lb braid I would bet your knot failed.

My thoughts

But a snell knot will help if you're punching. Plus it makes the hook pop out when butted up against the bottom of the weight.

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#11716575 - 07/11/16 10:36 AM Re: Tungsten with or without insert???? [Re: Rhino68W]
Ken A. Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rhino68W
Originally Posted By: horseplaydvm
No insert. But if you are using 65 lb braid I would bet your knot failed.

My thoughts

But a snell knot will help if you're punching. Plus it makes the hook pop out when butted up against the bottom of the weight.



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#11717049 - 07/11/16 01:53 PM Re: Tungsten with or without insert???? [Re: bdpettit]
Connor S Offline
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I prefer an insert on my weights 1oz and larger; the weight seems to stay in place better for me. Most guys seem to like a quality non insert weight. Get both and do some testing with each, you'll find out which one you like better.
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#11717929 - 07/11/16 10:14 PM Re: Tungsten with or without insert???? [Re: horseplaydvm]
JacksonBean Offline
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Registered: 06/23/10
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Loc: Greenville, TX
Originally Posted By: horseplaydvm
No insert. But if you are using 65 lb braid I would bet your knot failed.



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#11720166 - 07/13/16 08:03 AM Re: Tungsten with or without insert???? [Re: bdpettit]
SkeeterDon Offline
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Registered: 05/18/05
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Might want to take a few moments and read/watch what I posted on another thread

Previous Post of Tungsten


Edited by SkeeterDon (07/14/16 09:09 AM)
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#11720649 - 07/13/16 11:54 AM Re: Tungsten with or without insert???? [Re: bdpettit]
the skipper Offline
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Registered: 07/04/11
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Loc: nederland, TX
I use rubber pegs and weights without inserts. No problems with breaking line. The rubber peg hits the knot and the weight never does. The only time I ever had line problems with tungsten was when we got the bright idea to drill out the inserts in a few weights because we couldn't find any without inserts.

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#11721199 - 07/13/16 04:22 PM Re: Tungsten with or without insert???? [Re: bdpettit]
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Registered: 06/28/07
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Loc: Lufkin, TX
With insert. I have had too many instances where the non-insert will cut/or rub the weight. Not just the knot.
Even Aaron Martens shows how to add them.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKznUdeeWGw

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#11721253 - 07/13/16 04:58 PM Re: Tungsten with or without insert???? [Re: bdpettit]
onfork Offline
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Registered: 07/19/12
Posts: 67
if you go with an insert don't do like I did and buy a cheaper brand , the inserts pulled out and the rough hole left would mess up my line pretty quick, I tried to polish the hole ,but it did not work very well ,that tungsten is very hard..

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