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There is a rumor going around that trutungsten is going under

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They are over priced for sure. $4.99 starting for 3-4 pieces is ridiculous.

Worth every penny!

I did get some at academy for $2 though.  ;D

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Yes they are $$$$$$but worth it to me! It is all about the feel!

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It's funny how rumors start.  I spoke to the owner at a tackle show the other day and he said that he can't produce enough of the swimbaits they just came out with.  I can vouch for that since my local BPS can't keep them on the shelves.  They have also come out with a bunch of new products (ie TruTungsten plastics).  I don't have any insider info that says they aren't going under but I highly doubt it! JMHO rumors just hurt people and are not often true.

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Tungsten is extremely sensitive and while expensive they are worth it. I wish they would improve there jigs though baits don't stay on them very well.

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Companies that are going under don't spend money on new product releases.  Just for fun, if they actually did go under; I'd spend no less than $500 on their worm weights to make sure I had them for years to come.  

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Just because you guys love em, it doesn't mean that it's not overpriced. If tungsten cost $9.99 a pack, people will still buy them and tell me that they are worth the money. I got mine off somesite.com for $.99 a pack, but I wouldn't pay full price for it and neither will many of the weekend anglers just for weights as good as they are. I'm just talking about the weights, their swimbaits, I have different view on that.

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I have had tungsten weights produced before, and the expensive part of the tungsten weights is the shipping. They are so dense, that any size of shipment is big$$$$.

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Just because you guys love em, it doesn't mean that it's not overpriced. If tungsten cost $9.99 a pack, people will still buy them and tell me that they are worth the money. I got mine off somesite.com for $.99 a pack, but I wouldn't pay full price for it and neither will many of the weekend anglers just for weights as good as they are. I'm just talking about the weights, their swimbaits, I have different view on that.

What you have to watch out for on these low priced tungsten weights is that they most likely don't have inserts or don't have rounded inside edges and will cut your line.  I would also be leary of alloys, tungsten mixed with other metals to enable them to be sold cheaper.

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Tungsten weights are the one small addition to our expensive, sensitive rods and lines that help give us the full benefit of the sensitivity we pay for. If you fish soft plastics Texas rigged they are a must have.

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I ended up just keeping them and explaining to my wife that not every 'business move' works out. ;D (i do love them)

You do know that you have a website where you can sell them!!!

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Mabe we should get together and buy them out. There has to be a market and money  in it. But you would have to expand into different areas to help support the business. Ok I have ten dollars anybody else. :D

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Mabe we should get together and buy them out. There has to be a market and money in it. But you would have to expand into different areas to help support the business. Ok I have ten dollars anybody else. :D

If that's all it takes I am definitely in.

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Just because you guys love em, it doesn't mean that it's not overpriced. If tungsten cost $9.99 a pack, people will still buy them and tell me that they are worth the money. I got mine off somesite.com for $.99 a pack, but I wouldn't pay full price for it and neither will many of the weekend anglers just for weights as good as they are. I'm just talking about the weights, their swimbaits, I have different view on that.

Which ones do you own and use?

Review please. I live not as far North as you and I am wondering how they work with the Northern Strain of LMB

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Inserts kill the sensitivity of tungsten. If you are using inserts you might as well be using lead.

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I don't know about inserts killing sensitivity (although I could see it), but the main thing with inserts is that they fall out.  Not all of them fall out right away...but they all do eventually.  I tried to save money and buy some lake fork tackle tungsten weights that had inserts...and I was sorely disappointed.  Tru-Tungsten weights are just more expensive to manufacture; if you don't use an insert you have to lap (polish) the inside of the weight to prevent line damage.  Couple that with Tru-Tungstens seemingly indestructible finish makes them worth every penny.  Value can only perceived by the user I guess, and I definitely feel I get my money's worth.  

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Tungsten is about $52.00 a kilo-.The reason it is so high is the US  Govt. is actually buying it up(supply and demand theory) They use it for armor piercing artillery. Since the war ,the demand surpasses the supply thus driving up the price. The machines or presses they use are probably near the $60,000 range each for making the heads-jigs -weights ect. See how that war stuff hurts everyone- Its time to stop the war.PERIOD

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Didn't Tru-Tungsten merge with that hook company, Youvella??  I could be wrong about that, but maybe the closing down of TT stems from that.

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Tungsten is about $52.00 a kilo-.The reason it is so high is the US Govt. is actually buying it up(supply and demand theory) They use it for armor piercing artillery. Since the war ,the demand surpasses the supply thus driving up the price. The machines or presses they use are probably near the $60,000 range each for making the heads-jigs -weights ect. See how that war stuff hurts everyone- Its time to stop the war.PERIOD

Its either cheap oil or cheap tungsten. ;D

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