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depends on what you what them to do. i dont use tungsten unless fishing a tournament if i had more money to use them all the time i would. whenever you are punching matted grass they are invaluable.

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I am slowly building my supply of Tungsten weights. I love them. The feel that I get with them is unbelievable.

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for me it doesnt worth the extra price

i use braid line for the extra sensitivity

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Its personal preference  ;)

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I bought a few and they were ok.

I actually caught my first 10 pounder while using one but I doubt the weight had anything to do with it.

The only real difference I noticed was that I was MUCH more ticked off when I hung up and couldn't get it back.

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What is it that tungsten is supposed to do for you from a fishing techinique perspective?   I can see the lead vs non-lead toxicity issue for choosing between them.  But it seems like if you have 1/2 oz of weight on your rig it wouldn't make any real difference what the weight is made of unless there was a huge difference in the density of the two materials.  And considering the cost difference I would not want to be losing the more expensive tungsten weights.  And I am good at losing terminal tackle.

What are the supposed advantages of tungsten?

DWS

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Tungsten makes a big difference, I think.  Will it increase your catch?  Maybe, depends on you.  

I can fish a lighter weight, deeper.  The density is such that it send vibrations up the line much stronger than lead, giving you a much clearer picture of what you are fishing through or over, in other words if you fish mono, you'll feel a lot more with a tungsten weight.  The physical size is smaller so there is less weight in the way. (of rocks, snags and hooksets)

As stated above, if they fit your budget, they are great...  until I lose my job, I'll keep buying them.  (and when I think that's close, I'll stock up before it happens!  ;D )

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I like the Tungsten bullet weights for more weight in a compact size. This is the biggest advantage in my opinion.

Ronnie

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I spend some time shopping and found them too expenive too. Ebay offered me a good deal though. Magic weights, you should all check it out. Although I'm not happy upgrading to tungsten, feel like i've sold out. Talk to me next month and I'll be back to my farmer lead!

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Welcome aboard!

8-)

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i prefer tungsten for it smaller size to fit baits, and extra sensitivity since i don't use braid on everything. it is personal preference but i'll spend some extra money on what i believe will help me catch more fish.

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I never thought I would say it but I'am noticing a difference, I feel things I have not before. So how, they are more sensitive. :-/

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Smaller profile and denser metal.I love them when i can afford them.

The biggest argument is rather you can feel what's on the bottom better than lead.

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I personally do not feel any difference between lead & tungsten; every thing y'all describe as what y'all are feeling with tungsten I feel with lead. I not sure if it's just me or what but other than overall size of the weight I don't see or feel a difference.

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I tried tungsten last year and was sold!  In the places that I fish, brush piles, beaver huts, laydowns, rock piles and around lily pads I think the denser tungsten weight transmits the bottom content and cover type better.  If I was fishing in Florida in Hydrilla clogged lakes it might not be that much of an advantage because the aquatic vegetation is so soft.  Because it is so hard, it will come out of a fishes mouth on hookset and not get in the way of hook penetration.  A bass can actually bitedown and hold a lead weight.  I can afford them so they are in my box!

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Made the switch a couple years ago and not goin back. pricey yes but they are worth it. smaller, louder and more sensitive. Kinda like hitting a nail with a hammer (tungsten) vs hitting a nail with a plastic mallet (lead)!

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