There are many different kinds of weights you can use when it comes to fishing. One of the main things you want to remember is to use as less weight as possible. There are a number of reasons why to include fish will less likely take an artificial or live bait if it feels heavy resistance. Also, it leave you, the angler at a disadvantage by making your rod and line less sensitive. Listed below are some commonly used weights and some tips to help you along your way.. Pictures will be updated shortly. We apologize in advanced.
Splitshot weights are in probably 99% of every anglers tackle box. They're universal and easily are removed and re-used. In the bass community they are usually used with finesse fishing. Here are a few tips that will help you on your next splitshot setup.
- Use splitshots with no "ears" or "tabs" when you are in rocky situation. This will lessen the amount of
- Using a light lure on a windy day? Attach a small splitshot 1-2 feet above the lure to reduce line bend from
the wind and enjoy the longer casts!
- Hung up on some rocks? Don't pull hard. Shake the rod and try to wiggle it loose. If you're on a boat,
shake from the opposite direction of which you were originally reeling in.
Bullet / Worm Weights
Used generally for worm and soft plastics, bullet weights come in a variety of shapes, sizes, styles and colors. Try these general tips and tricks to improve your next texas or carolina rig setups.
- Use a screw-in bullet weight to hold your plastics in place
- Weedy cover? Go with a slimmer smoother design to help prevent hang-ups.
- Slide on a color weight to bring an extra flash to your presentation.
- Brass is great in clear water and sunny days. It allows you to keep and eye on your bait and it also reflects
Sinker weights act just as it sounds. They sink and are made to keep the bait in place. It will get your bait down to a certain depth for trolling and can be used for still fishing. (Other wise known as "drinking with the fish") Here are some helpful tips the next time you throw a sinker on.
- The best sinker to use for general fishing would be the teardrop or pear shaped sinkers.
- If you are fishing in heavy current like rivers, you'll want a flat sinker for soft bottoms and a hook shape or
pyrimid shape to hold on hard bottoms.
- Use teardrop or pear shaped for better more acturate casts and easier retrive.