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.
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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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.
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..