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Do the tungsten(insert free) Texas rig weights make much difference? I use regular cheap lead weights and I was curious..They are a little pricey but I've been curious last few trips to the store thanks..

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One more thing to add..I've heard you can feel the bottom and cover better with them.. But you only get like 3 for 8$ let me know very curious.

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I dont think they are much good for texas rigged baits. The advantage the tungsten weight gives is that if you use a 1- 1 1/2oz weight for jigs, they arent as big as a house.

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I feel like I get better sensitivity with tungsten weights. It may just be a mental thing. For whatever reason I definitely have more confidence with them, maybe just because they aren't as big. I would recommend to at least try some out and see if you feel a difference.

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1/2, 3/8, 1/4 and 3/16. I started with 1/2 oz and started working my way down replacing my lead weights.

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Oh okay..I was looking at the ones for Texas rigging..the bullet weights

yeah I know. Im saying that your just wasting money in buying tungsten bullet weights for texas rig, just use lead for those lighter weights.
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i find that tungsten weights do help carolina rigging

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check this thread out that I made http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/topic/108396-tungsten-weight-questions/

Tungsten material is 1.7 times as dense as lead. It will sink faster than lead. Allows for smaller leader sizes than lead (1oz of tungsten has less volume when compared to 1oz of lead). Thus, it will slip through weeds/grass better than lead. There are many claims that it does increase sensitivity while texas rigging.

Are those advantages worth the price tag to you? That is for you to decide. I will let you know my experiences when my order arrives.

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xxjace, good inquiry.

I have a bunch of tungston weights but I went to a non-tungston jig head for plastics and flipping and pitching and have increased my catch ratio with the non-tungston jig heads.

Tungston is great to get a "feel" of the bottom and any structure that is down there but I got a good "feel" of the bottom using regular old fashion egg weights when fishing a Carolina rig.

I used to use tungston for Carolina rigs but I lost too many and since they are expensive I decided to move away from them.

As for using the tungston for Texas rigging I have found that they do not make that much of a difference.

However, with that said, I will admit that I always keep a finger on the line coming off the spool and I can feel the bass hit take the bait without depending on transmitting the strike via the "weight to the line to the rod to my hand" technique. So I don't rely on the sinker to let me know I have a strike.

If you keep the slack out of the line and your finger on the line as it comes off the spool you will be in a stronger position to feel the bite in addition to any structure on the bottom.

If tungston gives you confidence then by all means use tungston weights. Just don't get upset when you lose one in the structure where the fish live.

Your avatar does not reflect your location so we are at a disadvantage giving you our input. Please consider adding it so we can give you a better "lasered answer" depending on your geographical area and the types of water you fish.

Keep those questions coming!!!

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I dont think they are much good for texas rigged baits. The advantage the tungsten weight gives is that if you use a 1- 1 1/2oz weight for jigs, they arent as big as a house.

What brand jigs are you using that made of tungsten and 1 to 1.5 oz.?

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Not the jig itself, I just peg a weight in front of the jig to punch pads and mats.

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i was firm disbeliever in tungsten until i actually used them. the small size of them is great. i will never use lead or tin again when texas rigging with bullet sinkers

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In NY, all they can sell is tungsten. Short of pouring your own weights, that or tin is about your only choice. I don't have any issues with them, and yes they transmit more than lead. I just don't think that extra feel is useful in any way. The smaller profile is useful. So is the bigger profile of tin. If I'm using a big bait, but want a light sinker, then I use tin, since it matches up size wise better.

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Tungsten weights are more sensitive than lead. The deeper the water and the more windy the conditions are the more they shine. I have been using them for two seasons now and would never go back to lead.

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Ill have to get some..I mostly power fish but I'm going back to a little Texas rigging lately..wanted to try them out this fall thanks for all the replies..

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Not the jig itself, I just peg a weight in front of the jig to punch pads and mats.

So that works welll for you i was thinking about doing that with my lighter jigs ill give it a try tomorrow

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