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#12299585 - 06/18/17 01:34 PM Tungsten weights for Carolina rigs
goodman1389 Online   content
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Registered: 07/01/14
Posts: 315
Loc: Mansfield,TX
I've been using tungsten for tx and C rigs but I'be been wondering how important it really is to have them
for c rigs. I usually throw a 3/4 oz for deeper water. At depths of say 20+ feet do you still think tungsten has advantages over lead?

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#12299593 - 06/18/17 01:37 PM Re: Tungsten weights for Carolina rigs [Re: goodman1389]
senko 10lb Offline
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Registered: 03/28/11
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Smaller and louder

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#12299646 - 06/18/17 02:29 PM Re: Tungsten weights for Carolina rigs [Re: goodman1389]
Bobby Milam Online   content
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I don't think so. I've been using lead forever with success and have no reason to change. Sometimes smaller isn't better when you want to kick up the bottom.

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#12299667 - 06/18/17 02:36 PM Re: Tungsten weights for Carolina rigs [Re: Bobby Milam]
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Originally Posted By: Bobby Milam
I don't think so. I've been using lead forever with success and have no reason to change. Sometimes smaller isn't better when you want to kick up the bottom.


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#12299709 - 06/18/17 03:16 PM Re: Tungsten weights for Carolina rigs [Re: goodman1389]
ko bass attack 27 Online   content
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I prefer the tungsten over the lead on a Tx or Carolina rig either one. I think it gives me a better feel and makes for a better click with the glass bead. I still have alot of brass weights for Carolina rigs and will continue to use them but if rigging for a tournament will opt for the tungsten.

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#12299716 - 06/18/17 03:19 PM Re: Tungsten weights for Carolina rigs [Re: senko 10lb]
crankn101 Offline
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Originally Posted By: senko 10lb
Smaller and louder


Larger and more displacement of soil and water
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#12299739 - 06/18/17 03:40 PM Re: Tungsten weights for Carolina rigs [Re: goodman1389]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Just have to keep checking your glass beads if using tungsten. Has a tendency to eventually chip the glass and damage fluorocarbon. I use the brass clackers instead

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#12299762 - 06/18/17 03:56 PM Re: Tungsten weights for Carolina rigs [Re: goodman1389]
EastTexasBassin Offline
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On a c-rig, with that much weight, I don't think it makes enough of a difference to be worth it.

I often fish a c-rig in rocky areas though and I lose quite a few. If each one was a $10 weight, I'd lose $100 on some days. Lead or brass for me.

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#12299792 - 06/18/17 04:29 PM Re: Tungsten weights for Carolina rigs [Re: goodman1389]
Bill Durham Offline
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Registered: 11/10/12
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Loc: Crowley
I am not a guru on Crig.. but saw an interesting idea the other day from Lake Fork Guy. He uses 2 1/2oz tungsten barrel shaped weights with a bobber stopper just above the first one. Just enough space for the 2 weights to clack against each other. He put a bead also before the swivel.. so thee was a lot of ways for the rig to make noise. I don't know if that makes a difference or not on the Crig.. I'm still learning how to fish it.

BD

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#12299848 - 06/18/17 05:29 PM Re: Tungsten weights for Carolina rigs [Re: goodman1389]
basscatcher01 Offline
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Registered: 12/18/16
Posts: 187
Led works great. It takes ALOT less force to deform led so if you get stuck between rocks or somthing it will come out easier. If you wedge a tungsten, it's not moving.

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#12299881 - 06/18/17 05:54 PM Re: Tungsten weights for Carolina rigs [Re: EastTexasBassin]
tx2va07 Offline
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Registered: 07/24/14
Posts: 532
Loc: Joshua, TX
Originally Posted By: EastTexasBassin
On a c-rig, with that much weight, I don't think it makes enough of a difference to be worth it.


This. Yes you get a better feel with tungsten, but with that heavy of a weight, I can tell what I'm hitting with lead.

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#12299926 - 06/18/17 06:24 PM Re: Tungsten weights for Carolina rigs [Re: goodman1389]
goodman1389 Online   content
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Thanks for the responses. Y'all just saved me a lot of money in tungsten!

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#12300193 - 06/18/17 09:40 PM Re: Tungsten weights for Carolina rigs [Re: goodman1389]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
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The fish can tell that your trying to be cheap....they won't bite unless you use tungsten.
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#12300197 - 06/18/17 09:42 PM Re: Tungsten weights for Carolina rigs [Re: SteezMacQueen]
goodman1389 Online   content
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Loc: Mansfield,TX
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
The fish can tell that your trying to be cheap....they won't bite unless you use tungsten.


Man I was afraid of that! Tungsten it is then.... maybe some tungsten with diamonds in it.

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#12300220 - 06/18/17 09:53 PM Re: Tungsten weights for Carolina rigs [Re: goodman1389]
OlBeaterSkeeter87 Offline
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Registered: 11/29/16
Posts: 36
Loc: FW TX
Originally Posted By: goodman1389
Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
The fish can tell that your trying to be cheap....they won't bite unless you use tungsten.


Man I was afraid of that! Tungsten it is then.... maybe some tungsten with diamonds in it.
roflmao

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