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#12600214 - 01/29/18 10:58 AM Tungsten weights?
dk2429 Offline
Angler

Registered: 03/28/16
Posts: 365
Loc: Pearland, TX
Can someone educate me on the advantage with these? Saw someone in the classifieds has them for sale for cheap. Might get some of them. Just wondering what the big deal is about them.
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#12600224 - 01/29/18 11:03 AM Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: dk2429]
M. Alexander Offline
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Registered: 08/03/13
Posts: 869
Loc: Rowlett, TX
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#12600226 - 01/29/18 11:03 AM Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: dk2429]
Huckleberry Offline
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Registered: 10/10/07
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Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
When your cleaning out your boat and you find a tungsten weight, you will be more excited about finding it than you are when you find a $20 bill in the laundry.

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#12600361 - 01/29/18 12:08 PM Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: dk2429]
5PounderOnAFrog Offline
Angler

Registered: 12/03/10
Posts: 256
Loc: Conroe
Pros: Smaller profile and better feel of what you're dragging your weight over. For example, if you are dragging a tx rig and you bump a rock or log, you can feel it a bit better on your end.

Cons: expensive, you will consider swimming after them when you get hung up, hard to switch back to using lead and you will forever be a slave to the tungsten and its outrageous price tag.

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#12600373 - 01/29/18 12:14 PM Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: dk2429]
Ripinlip Offline
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Registered: 06/22/17
Posts: 114
I just don’t have any confidence in lead anymore after using tungsten!
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#12600374 - 01/29/18 12:15 PM Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: dk2429]
fouzman Offline
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#12600403 - 01/29/18 12:35 PM Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: dk2429]
Jigman Offline
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Registered: 09/05/03
Posts: 363
Loc: Waco Tx.
Does anyone know where i can get River to sea tungsten. Tackle warehouse quit carrying it.
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#12600406 - 01/29/18 12:35 PM Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: Huckleberry]
DuctsZX250 Offline
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Registered: 05/23/12
Posts: 511
Originally Posted By: Huckleberry
When your cleaning out your boat and you find a tungsten weight, you will be more excited about finding it than you are when you find a $20 bill in the laundry.


cheers

Quit fishing for 20 years to start a business and family. When I got back into 6 plus years ago, it was overwhelming with all the new equipment and tackle. I love to fish T-Rig and can say without a doubt that tungsten and fluorocarbon are a game changer for me. Sensitivity is the biggest benefit and breaking off is the biggest downside.

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#12600674 - 01/29/18 03:05 PM Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: dk2429]
mysticslobra Offline
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Registered: 05/18/16
Posts: 400
Its the sensitivity and feel that you get. Most guys have switched on their texas rig weights, but still aren't throwing tungsten jigs. I personally believe you will feel more of a difference with the jig than you do the weights. Check our website out, we sell hand tied tungsten jigs starting at just $4. Can't go wrong with them.
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#12600702 - 01/29/18 03:21 PM Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: dk2429]
dk2429 Offline
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Registered: 03/28/16
Posts: 365
Loc: Pearland, TX
Thanks for the info guys, I might order a few.. Just looking for bullet style to use for texas rig..

I've caught more fish on a watermelon texas rig than I have on any other plastic rig combined
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#12600745 - 01/29/18 03:42 PM Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: Huckleberry]
TexasTechBassAngler Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/07/17
Posts: 51
Originally Posted By: Huckleberry
When your cleaning out your boat and you find a tungsten weight, you will be more excited about finding it than you are when you find a $20 bill in the laundry.


This is the most accurate comment I have ever read on the forum roflmao

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#12600862 - 01/29/18 04:57 PM Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: Huckleberry]
bradleybriscoe123 Offline
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Registered: 08/02/17
Posts: 17
so true!

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#12600909 - 01/29/18 05:32 PM Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: dk2429]
Lee Finlay Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/21/17
Posts: 82
Loc: Irving, Tx
What's the difference between tungsten and the steel weights, like Eagle Claw and others sell?

Would you prefer the Eagle Claw steel over lead?


Edited by Lee Finlay (01/29/18 05:32 PM)

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#12600917 - 01/29/18 05:35 PM Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: dk2429]
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
The tungsten is heavier for a given physical size than lead, steel, brass, etc. The hardness of tungsten isn't it's only merit. It's smaller so it snags less and sinks faster.
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