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How many tungsten weights do you carry at a time? Looking to switch to mainly tungsten. I use drop shot weights, flip and worm weights

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I carry about a dozen each of weights from 1/16 to 3/4 ounce and a couple each of 1 and 1.5 ounce.

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All Tungsten, all the time.  It is just easier and laws are pushing us in that direction.

And I always have enough.......never have counted them

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9 minutes ago, NHBull said:

All Tungsten, all the time.  It is just easier and laws are pushing us in that direction.

And I always have enough.......never have counted them

 

9 minutes ago, Jar11591 said:

I carry about a dozen each of weights from 1/16 to 3/4 ounce and a couple each of 1 and 1.5 ounce.

 

Think id be ok with 12 or so of what ill use most and 4 or so of what ill use less?

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Bullet weights

Tungsten: 1/16-1.5 oz

Lead: 1/64-1/4 oz 

 

Drop Shot Tungsten: 1/8-1/2 oz

 

Dozen at least of each!

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Just now, Catt said:

Bullet weights

Tungsten: 1/16-1.5 oz

Lead: 1/64-1/4 oz 

 

Drop Shot Tungsten: 1/8-1/2 oz

 

Dozen at least of each!

 

I fish in states that allow lead and some that don't. When i can I want to use tungsten. In some places that i fish, using tungsten is too expensive because I frequently break off. That is where i will use lead. For example the drop shot. 

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I run the lightest I can get away so I am deep in the lighter weights.  I don't punch so a couple.5, 3/4, and 1 ounce are seldom used.

 

I have also doubled up 1/8 weights for some extra knock

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Usually keep around 15 or so 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 5/16, and 3/8. Only carry around 5-7x 1/2oz and 2-3x 3/4, 1oz, and 1.5oz. I've probably lost a grand total of 2x 3/4+ weights in the past 2 years. Pretty much just a punching weight for me. 

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7 minutes ago, NHBull said:

I run the lightest I can get away so I am deep in the lighter weights.  I don't punch so a couple.5, 3/4, and 1 ounce are seldom used.

 

I have also doubled up 1/8 weights for some extra knock

 

thats my thoughts exactly, i don't use the big weights but its good to have em when you need em then to not!

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Given the usual & current market price for a quality tungsten weight, which runs in the vicinity of $6-7 per ounce or something close to $100 a pound, I probably should have an armed guard 24/7 on my terminal tackle bag.

Or at the very least have it booby trapped with some kind of Improvised Explosive Device. . . . 

:stretch:

A-Jay

 

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I've only got 3 - 1/4oz tungsten bullet weights. I've got lead and steel ones that range from 1/8oz to 3/8oz. Got some 3/16oz lead drop shot weights and some 1/4oz egg weights. Also have lead split shot, not really sure the weight on them, I use when I'm catfishing. Don't really use weights that much though, I usually Texas rig weightless because most of the waters I fish aren't very deep or at least the part of the water I can get to isn't very deep.

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About a dozen bullets weights up to 3/4 oz and a half dozen or so drop shot weights.. Really like the lighter weights as I fish alot of areas with filementous algae. You used to be able to find 1/32oz in stores pretty easily. Now while everyone still has tungsten, youre lucky they go down to 1/8. I believe it was true tungsten that made the  mass produced smaller weights. Not sure if theyre even around anymore.

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i pretty much only use 3/8, so i've got 8-10 of those.  i did just recently pick up some 5/16 just to have something a tad lighter.

 

i'm not like most folks that are equipped for any situation, i pretty much fish the same places all the time(all wood no grass), so i just carry the stuff i know i'll use thru the day.

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Just buy a couple every other time you check out and you will quickly have what you need.

There are also some variety packs on Amazon that can get you started

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I see zero reason to switch to tungsten for drop shot weights.  I like an assortment of steel, lead, and tungsten for worm weights.  Sometimes the lighter materials match up better size wise with bigger baits.  Like a 10" Power worm with a 1/8 oz. steel weight.

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3/8 for general Texas Rig, 1 to 1.5 oz. for punching.  I'll add that I rarely punch with a traditional punch rig.  Been using a home made jika punch rig.  Penetrates EU milfoil and drags the bait straight down through the weeds, instead of draping the line over them, for better contact with the bait and better hooksets.  I also get away with 1/2 the weight that I would need with a punch rig.

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11 hours ago, A-Jay said:

Given the usually & current market price for a quality tungsten weight, which runs in the vicinity of $6-7 per ounce or something close to $100 a pound, I probably should have an armed guard 24/7 on my terminal tackle bag.

Or at the very least have it booby trapped with some kind of Improvised Explosive Device. . . . 

:stretch:

A-Jay

 

 

I pity the man that tries to rob you. 

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3 hours ago, J Francho said:

I see zero reason to switch to tungsten for drop shot weights.  I like an assortment of steel, lead, and tungsten for worm weights.  Sometimes the lighter materials match up better size wise with bigger baits.  Like a 10" Power worm with a 1/8 oz. steel weight.

 

Yes, I like how a light steel weight will act as a nose protector for larger plastics.  My favorite is a 1/16oz steel weight in front of a Rage Menace, it still has a great action and slow fall, but I can rip it through weeds without killing the plastic in a few dozen casts.

 

As for how much I carry, I use a small "daily pill" holder, so I carry as many in each weight as will fit in the small compartments.  So maybe 10 @ 1/16oz up to ony one or two 1/2oz ones.  I would love to find a small pill holder with better/more secure latches, but I have yet to see one for sale.

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4 hours ago, J Francho said:

3/8 for general Texas Rig, 1 to 1.5 oz. for punching.  I'll add that I rarely punch with a traditional punch rig.  Been using a home made jika punch rig.  Penetrates EU milfoil and drags the bait straight down through the weeds, instead of draping the line over them, for better contact with the bait and better hooksets.  I also get away with 1/2 the weight that I would need with a punch rig.

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On an unrelated note, check out Biotelemtry, its the best in the world...

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16 hours ago, NHBull said:

And I always have enough.......

 

:ok-wink:

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I just started buying tungsten. I've got plenty of lead bullet weights to last for years but so far only have 6 3/8oz and 2 1/2oz tungsten. I'll probably buy more 1/2 or over tungsten just because the size is more compact. 

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1 minute ago, Gundog said:

I just started buying tungsten. I've got plenty of lead bullet weights to last for years but so far only have 6 3/8oz and 2 1/2oz tungsten. I'll probably buy more 1/2 or over tungsten just because the size is more compact. 

 

I have 3 3/8 oz worm weights and 9 1/4oz ball ds weights

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23 minutes ago, Quarry Man said:

 

On an unrelated note, check out Biotelemtry, its the best in the world...

 

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Oddly California still allows the use of lead for fishing weights. The only reason to use tungsten verse brass for me is the reduced size. I do use a few tungsten wacky jigs and 1/2 to 3/4 oz bullet weights for giant worms or punch rigs for the size reduction. I use painted brass bullet weights for the majority of the sliding weights with glass beads T-rigged worms and craws.

Still have lots of lead split shots, drop shot,  bullets weights and make my own jigs from lead.

Tom

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