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Wonder if anyone had a good result with painted weight for plastic like worm, lizard, & etc? I had a partner that boated numerous of bass on watermelon lizard texas rigged "purple weight" I used the same lure with him that day but only had original unpainted weight & not a single bite.  It has to be the painted weight that made a difference. Let me know your opinion.  

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Wonder if anyone had a good result with painted weight for plastic like worm, lizard, & etc? I had a partner that boated numerous of bass on watermelon lizard texas rigged "purple weight" I used the same lure with him that day but only had original unpainted weight & not a single bite.  It has to be the painted weight that made a difference. Let me know your opinion.  

I made a similar post on another thread just 24 hours ago. It may have been the painted weight, but there are too many variables present to make a definitive conclusion.

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There are so many variables in this equation it's really hard to determine if that was the real reason.  Could be difference in weight of line, color of line, rod action, reel reteive ratio, hook size and action of the rod by the fisherman among a million other potential reasons.  Even the smell from your hands can make a big difference in the fishing  world.  BUT, if it make you feel more conifident than it definitely works!

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Several years back, I used some plastic/rubber coated colored weights.  They were a little larger because the coating was poured on top of a lead weight.  I used them for awhile, but didn't notice a dramatic increase in bites.  The larger size made them catch more moss and stuff.  Also they would melt if left in the tackle bag in the sun.  More and more of them fell apart and I soon quit using them.  If you're not pegging them, I think a regular lead or steel sinker will perform just as well.  But, then again, there are several variables involved (water clarity, cloud cover, bait size, etc.)

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A lot of the new weights that I buy are steel or titanium and those are painted black.  I also have tried to color some of the old ones along with stripeing the line with a black marks alot.  I never noticed any big difference.  If I had to rely on tricks in compitition I might do it more often.  I also have some cone shaped floats that fit on a worm like the weights they come in various colors.  I haven't had any great success with those either.  Their use has been fairly limited.

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Years ago, before many of you entered the planet, I read about lead colors in the old Fishing Facts magazine. They claimed that gray (unpainted) is a neutral color, therefore was usable all the time.

I don't know if that theory means anything, but I've almost always used unpainted sinkers and jigheads and never felt the need to use painted stuff.

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