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#12803772 - 06/24/18 02:08 PM Steel worm weights
trackerman. Offline
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Just like some input as to anyone use steel bullet weights and are they better/worse than tungsten. I saw some at Academy yesterday and thought about using them if they were worth trying. Definitely cheaper than tungsten. Thanks.


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#12803778 - 06/24/18 02:15 PM Re: Steel worm weights [Re: trackerman.]
Cole P Offline
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Steel weights rust. If you don't want to use tungsten use lead.


Edited by Cole P (06/24/18 02:16 PM)
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#12803781 - 06/24/18 02:18 PM Re: Steel worm weights [Re: trackerman.]
Lee Finlay Offline
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I've been using the Eagle Claw and Green Gremlin steel weights for about a year now.

They haven't rusted on me yet.

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#12803788 - 06/24/18 02:25 PM Re: Steel worm weights [Re: trackerman.]
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Thanks for your input. Not sure the ones I saw may have been stainless steel. I like tungsten because of sensitivity.


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#12803799 - 06/24/18 02:36 PM Re: Steel worm weights [Re: trackerman.]
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I use the picasso painted pro metal weights when fishing deeper stuff I feel like I could lose alot weights on. Works fine and cheaper.

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#12803826 - 06/24/18 03:09 PM Re: Steel worm weights [Re: trackerman.]
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They are really big. You will hang up more.

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#12803956 - 06/24/18 05:40 PM Re: Steel worm weights [Re: trackerman.]
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I bought a ton of them in all sizes many years ago. Think they were called Ultra Steel 2000 or something like that. Used them a few times and they were really hard on my line. Even on braid it would start to fray. I am sure they have perfected the process now but you only get one chance to make a first impression and that one chance didn't impress me. And yes those I had did rust.

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#12804089 - 06/24/18 08:26 PM Re: Steel worm weights [Re: trackerman.]
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Steel is less dense than Tungsten, Lead or Brass thus the size of the weights will be larger for the same size weights/sinkers.

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#12804130 - 06/24/18 09:00 PM Re: Steel worm weights [Re: trackerman.]
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So when you think about the dynamics of what happens when a bass takes a soft plastic bait on a Texas Rig: Normally the whole rig goes inside their mouth all at once, hook, bait, & weight. You set the hook and the weight comes out of their mouth a high percentage of the time as the hook penetrates into their mouth.

Since tungsten is smaller & harder it comes out of their mouth faster & with less force. The smaller profile of the tungsten also forces their mouth to open less thereby increasing the odds of a good hookup.

Many times after you catch a bunch of fish on a lead bullet weight, you can see so many teeth marks on the sinker, it looks like you have hit it with sandpaper.

I know tungsten is expensive but I truly feel like it increases the odds of a good hookup. The one fish you may miss using steel or lead may be THE FISH.

Something to think about.


Edited by Ken A. (06/24/18 09:03 PM)

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#12804140 - 06/24/18 09:13 PM Re: Steel worm weights [Re: trackerman.]
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I agree with ken. Tungsten is sooo much smaller its worth using for sure.

Im a tight wad and get mine here. http://www.omfishingsinkers.com/

I do feel like it is easy to use too large of tungsten so now that I have them in a container sorted by size its working much better for me. Amazed how seldom I need 1/4 or more.
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#12804431 - 06/25/18 08:51 AM Re: Steel worm weights [Re: Ken A.]
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Originally Posted By: Ken A.
So when you think about the dynamics of what happens when a bass takes a soft plastic bait on a Texas Rig: Normally the whole rig goes inside their mouth all at once, hook, bait, & weight. You set the hook and the weight comes out of their mouth a high percentage of the time as the hook penetrates into their mouth.

Since tungsten is smaller & harder it comes out of their mouth faster & with less force. The smaller profile of the tungsten also forces their mouth to open less thereby increasing the odds of a good hookup.

Many times after you catch a bunch of fish on a lead bullet weight, you can see so many teeth marks on the sinker, it looks like you have hit it with sandpaper.

I know tungsten is expensive but I truly feel like it increases the odds of a good hookup. The one fish you may miss using steel or lead may be THE FISH.

Something to think about.

^^^^
This... Comparing same weight, steel is larger than lead or tungsten. In this case, smaller is almost always better.

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#12804453 - 06/25/18 09:03 AM Re: Steel worm weights [Re: trackerman.]
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Yep, the steel ones are just too big.

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#12804541 - 06/25/18 10:04 AM Re: Steel worm weights [Re: JCBfromTHF]
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Originally Posted By: JCBfromTHF
Used them a few times and they were really hard on my line. Even on braid it would start to fray.


This was my experience-way too much fraying of the line.
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#12804576 - 06/25/18 10:25 AM Re: Steel worm weights [Re: trackerman.]
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https://www.flipsideoutdoors.com/

I order my weights from here. Fast shipping and competatively priced..
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#12804858 - 06/25/18 01:16 PM Re: Steel worm weights [Re: Reel Addict]
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Originally Posted By: Reel Addict
https://www.flipsideoutdoors.com/

I order my weights from here. Fast shipping and competatively priced..


Only .22 more each for 1/4 inch worm weight green pumpkin than the one I posted... the one I posted is pretty slow to deliver, fyi.
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