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Nail weights: tungsten or nails or screws?

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If you use nail weights for neko rigs, weighted soft jerkbaits, etc, which works for you?

 

What is the advantage of using the custom-made tungsten variety over something out of the hardware store?

 

 

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Use screws..they stay in better and you can buy 50 of them for 1.59.....

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Drywall screws. Cheap. Easy to insert. Flat head makes a tic when hitting rocks, gravel etc.

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As long as they fit and it's the weight you want it doesn't matter what they're made of. 

Cheap finishing nails work best for me. 

 

 

 

Mike

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The lunker city weights are really good. Don't like tungsten for neko rigs. Prefer the push in ribbed lead style. drywall screws work really well, too. 

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3 hours ago, OkobojiEagle said:

Paneling nails

 

oe

 

The little ridges hold very well 😉

 

Unweighted Texas Rigged Trick Worm, 3/0 hook, with a 1" paneling nail in the tail will fall horizontally!

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Lunker City's are just fine with me....don't use that many anyway

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I like the VMC lead one's. No need to pay for Tungsten and regular nails aren't heavy enough for the proper action. 

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3 hours ago, fishballer06 said:

regular nails aren't heavy enough for the proper action. 

 

Care to make a bet?

 

Nails come in different diameters equalling different weights.

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A pack of the lunker citys goes a long way, and you can easily break a lead segment off to get the weight you want. Not as practical with a nail or screw. Also lead is heavier for its size than zinc, stainless, or whatever else.

 

 

   Tungsten is kindve a waste there due to cost. I did use to glue little true tungsten bullet weights inside some mann's hardnose plastics, smaller than lead and it helped tremendously in filamentous algae.

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Buy tungsten and feel your heart in your stomache when youve flung your entire pack into the lake!

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