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Hi all

I plan to learn to pitch Jigs and Texas rigged plastics with pegged tungsten weights this season with my new MHF 7" set up.

1. If you had to pick two size weights, what would they be? Thinking 1/4 and 1/2 but not sure if 1/4 is too small.

2. Does anyone on here sell them? Was gonna order from TW but figured Id ask if anyone else sells them.

Thanks

Tom

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Alot depends on depth and the thickness of the cover.  I carry all the way up to 3/8oz because sometimes you just need that weight to get through some stuff.

 

If I were forced to pick two those would be the two that I use.

 

1/4 for sparse weeds, shallow (less than 10 fow or so)

1/2 for everything else.

 

 

Good luck.

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I am offering Tungsten now  Bullet and Flipping weights. They are non insert weights.  http://www.siebertoutdoors.com/Terminal-Tackle_c23.htm

 

On your question I would throw from 3/16-1/2 with that action rod.  Like Felix said it depends on vegetation.

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Don't buy the kind with the inserts they suck. If the insert comes out they will cut thru your line. You can't fit 65lb braid thru the h20 express brand tungsten weights. For just pitching 5/16 and 3/8

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Thanks guys.im gonna place an order with Siebert and also try a couple of these great jigs everyone is talking about. ;)

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I really like Eco Pro Tungsten weights. They're insert free and have great finishes that last. Personally for flippin' and pitchin' I use a lot of 3/8 oz weights and 1/2 oz weights.

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3/8 90% of the time. 

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i like excalibur weights in 3/16 and 3/8oz

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All sizes of Reins tungsten. They sell them at Tackle Warehouse. Best there is.

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1/4 and 1/2 would be a good starting point. If your just learning to pitch I wouldn't go any lower than 1/4. It's easier to learn with a heavier weight.

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When I'm pitching Texas rigs weather its a lighter plastic or a heavier plastic, I normally will put a bobber stop on and for the most part ill just run it up the line and i can pull it down during the day to peg it tight when needed or around thick stuff. Most of the time on heavier weights, 3/4-1.5oz ill peg it, . Something to think about.....

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I have and use tungston from 1/16 to 1 1/2 oz

Use the lightest you can... Stay within you're rods rating.... Unless you know better! Plan on a heavier action rod for heavier bullets / jigs

1/4, 3/8, 1/2 will work real well for you right now

Catch fish!

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1/4 -1 1/2 . Depends on what im doing but most sick to the 1/4 to,3/8 range

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I flip docks and heavy laydowns a lot, 90% or the time I use a 3/8, I will use 1/2 sometimes. I never go below 3/8 simply because I use a 7'6 heavy rod to flip with and to be honest with you, I don't feel the weight and bait very good at all when I go with lighter weights.

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1/16 and 5/16

 

1/16 my suggestion for a slower fall which can be deadly.

 

5/16 Denny Brauer's suggestion for the most useful all-around weight for flippin.  If nothin' else listen to Denny.

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