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What do you typically use small bullet weights for in the 1/8oz-1/4oz range?  I know a lot of people like a small weight in front of a texas rigged stick bait. But I was curious about other uses. Thanks. 

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27 minutes ago, kykayak said:

I know a lot of people like a small weight in front of a texas rigged stick bait.

There you go but not just stick baits .

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that's how do the majority of my T-rig fishing.  put in front a bunch of stuff when you are fishing shallow.  like craw, Christie critters, and bugs.  Last Saturday I caught 15 14-16 in bass with a 1/8 tungsten bullet weight in front of a t-rigged swamp crawler.  I was using it like a wacky rig. pitched to an opening in the weeds or structure and let it fall.  90% of bites came on the fall

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I rarely go above 1/4oz for my Texas Rig fishing, and I prefer 1/8oz when I can get away with it, and 1/16oz on a T-Rigged Trick Worm if I want a little faster fall. So there's that... 1/4oz is the pinnacle for me outside of very deep water or punching.

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That I believe is a 3/16 oz with an owner mosquito hook and #4 Colorado. Made that up a few years ago, so I may be wrong with the weight of the sinker, it could be 1/4 oz.

 

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I use them almost exclusively for TX rig.  Every now and then I'll peg one and use it for as a weight for a swim bait, but I only do it if I manage to run out of weighted swim bait hooks.

 

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Tokyo Rig

 

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I've stacked two back to back for deep Texas rigged tubes. It makes quite a bit of noise when you snap them off the bottom. 

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use them whenever you are downsizing your presentation for t-rigs mainly with 3" craws, senkos, small ribbon tails that sort of thing

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I use the small ones 1/16-1/8 on all my T-Rigs. I also use a bobber stop, before and after the weight. It keep the weight from banging/grinding on my fancy knots.

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When I’m fishing less than 20 feet I hardly ever use more than a 1/4 oz weight. Sometimes if I have a bait that is particularly bulky I’ll upsize, but 90% of the time I throw a t-rig it’s with a 1/4 oz weight or less. I also like a 1/8 or 1/16 weight on a t-rigged stickbait. 

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They're pretty much a standard any time I'm fishing T-rigs and don't need to get down fast, want a slower descent, or don't have to punch it through any kind of vegetation.  I'm not fishing lakes as much these days, but in the past 1/8-1/4 oz bullets were probably the most versatile weights I'd throw.  Keep in mind you can also use them with beads for rattles and build a light C-rig with them, too, if you're fishing around shallow finicky fish or around the spawn. 

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