Why use tungsten as fishing weights?

Why use tungsten as fishing weights?

The tungsten sinkers is becoming more and more popular material for bass anglers, but comparing with lead, it’s much more expensive, why ues Tungsten?


Smaller Size

The density of Lead is only 11.34 g/cm³, but tungsten alloy can be up to 18.5 g/cm³, it means the volume of tungsten sinker is smaller than lead for the same weights, and it will provide many benefits while fishing, especially when you have to fish in grass, reeds or lily pads.



The smaller Tungsten sinker will give you more sensitive feel while fishing.  You can use it to explore and feel the structures or objects underwater, catch every detailed feedback, so in terms of sensitivity to capure information, tungsten far out performs lead.



The hardness of Tungsten is much more than soft Lead. When hitting the rocks or other hard objects in the water, lead sinker might be easy to change in shape, which also might cause damage or fray for the line.  On the other hand, lead can be disscolved and caused water pollution, so Tungsten is more durability and friendly for environment.



Tungsten’s hardness has another advantage over lead when it comes to sound.  Because lead is so malleable, when it bangs against a hard structure like a rock, it absorbs the impact just enough to muffle the sound.  Tungsten, on the other hand, is harder so it completely bounces off the structure and causes a much louder ‘clanking’ sound.  Many Carolina rigs even call for two tungsten weights pinned close enough together so that they can bang against themselves to produce a fish attracting noise.

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Post time: Apr-24-2020