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How far does a Bullet weight really travel?

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I have always been curious as to how far a bullet weight, unpegged, will really travel down the line. Is it a few inches or feet? Any of you ever test this out? Is it a true statement to say a heavier bullet weight will travel further down the line then a lighter weight? As I said, just curious. 

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The amount of separation is inches!

Think about it for a moment!

When the weight hits the water it puts a sharp bend in the line stopping it from sliding.

This can be observed by casting into a pool or any clear water.

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On the initial drop, not far, but if you pull it over a stick or something then the weight can fall before the bait comes over if you're fishing fairly slack line.

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24 minutes ago, Tim Kelly said:

 if you're fishing fairly slack line.

With a Texas rig ya should never be fishing with that much slack in your line!

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Lead has a lot of drag resistance on the line plus the nose end hole tends to get deformed easily and this reduces how far the weight slides. Both tungsten and brass bullet weights have lower coeffient of drag and the nose hole doesn't deform, so the bullet weight tends to slide a lot easier and you feel line movement  better. The other factors are size and flotation of the soft plastic, speed of retrieve vs dead sticking slack line....agree it's measured in inches not feet.

Tom

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