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Tungsten weights? #12600214
01/29/18 04:58 PM
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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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Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: dk2429] #12600224
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Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: dk2429] #12600226
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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.

Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: dk2429] #12600361
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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.

Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: dk2429] #12600373
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I just don’t have any confidence in lead anymore after using tungsten!


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Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: dk2429] #12600374
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Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: dk2429] #12600403
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Does anyone know where i can get River to sea tungsten. Tackle warehouse quit carrying it.


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Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: Huckleberry] #12600406
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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.

Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: dk2429] #12600674
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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.

Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: dk2429] #12600702
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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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Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: Huckleberry] #12600745
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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

Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: Huckleberry] #12600862
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so true!

Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: dk2429] #12600909
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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?

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Re: Tungsten weights? [Re: dk2429] #12600917
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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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