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I fish a good deal with soft plastics and almost always use a bullet weight .  As I bring them back to the shore or boat I usually watch the worm underwater to see how it looked when it was out of sight.  It seems to me that the silver weight looks unnatural against the dark worm.  I was thinking about painting the weights black or green or some darker color.  Has anyone done this or know anything about it?  Thanks

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I have caught plenty of fish with a silver weight in front of my plastic baits, i have caught just as many with dark colored weight, so it really comes down to confidence. If you think a dark colored weight looks better than you really should be fishing it, because with out confidence in a presentation youre not going to be able to focus as well, and will always be wondering if you would be catching more fish if you were fishing the other way. you can buy colored weights i.e. tru-tungsten bullets, they  cost a little more but they are well worth it. they also sell paints that work well.

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Good comments above. The quickest and simplest way I've found to darken a lead weight is to simply carry a couple colors of Sharpies in your boat or tackle box. You really only need black, but play with brown, red or green if you'd like. Takes all of 10 seconds to dull down a lead sinker "good enough" when needed.

-T9

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I like matching colors, too! But trust me, fish really don't care.

8-)

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Some anglers feel the contrast between weight and worm are helpful, makes it look like the worm is busy chasing prey.  But as  mentioned above, probably doesn't make any difference.

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I fish a good deal with soft plastics and almost always use a bullet weight . As I bring them back to the shore or boat I usually watch the worm underwater to see how it looked when it was out of sight. It seems to me that the silver weight looks unnatural against the dark worm. I was thinking about painting the weights black or green or some darker color. Has anyone done this or know anything about it? Thanks

If it bothers you get painted or paint your weights, the fish don 't care.

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I fish both and could care less either way. At times I'm not sure if the silver weight might not cause a little extra flash and could entice a fish to move on the lure.

I do carry an assortment of permanent markers with me just in case I feel I need to tone down a weight or make changes to a crankbait.

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I fish both but I probably use black more than any color since I night fish a lot and some times at night you'll weight hits, this is when the bass will hit just the weight if it's silver and they see it. In daylight it doesn't matter and I seldom get a weight hit during daylight.

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90% of my slip weights are black painted tungsten.

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Woo Daves likes Herbie's Magic Dust to powder coat your weights.

He also suggests setting them on newspaper, outside, and spray painting them with flat black enamel paint.

I have done both and since I am lazy I just put the weight on the line and fish with it.

I really have not seen any differences in strikes and hookup ratios with and without colored weights.  :o

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i buy mine pre painted..in brown, purple, black and red..I also have the silver ones, and as said from others, both work. FWIW the painted bullets seem to be finished better, i.e smoother and no rough edges on either end.

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ive never fished a painted weight of any kind. the lead color works just fine for me and not one fish i landed complained about the color. so im with the others when i say , they really dont care.

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