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Tops for live bait rigs
I have used BP Brass Carolina Weights for nearly 20 years for live bait rigging for walleyes in Minnesota lakes. They seem to attract fish by clinking on the bottom rocks and gravel. With the smooth inner surface they also fray line less than lead. They telegraph bottom content better than lead as well. Be careful if you are using ceramic guides at the tip of your rod. These will smash ceramic. They are also better for the environment than lead.
February 19, 2012
BPS Carolina weights
Got some of these for carolina rigging (like the product says). They serve their purpose, maybe a little on the heavier side but work. I got the black flavor and they seemed to be good quality. Paint held up pretty good to a days worth of fishing. It is what it is, a 1/2 or 3/4 oz. weight.
July 14, 2011
Dress them up!
Use a glass or brass bead between them and a swivel on a carolina rig for more noise AND also use a somewhat larger one in front of the weight to make it less likely to hangup in rocks and other debris...try it.
October 20, 2010
I WAS SHIPPED WRONG PRODUCT
TO START ON A POSITIVE NOTE, THE BRASS COLORED BRASS WEIGHTS ARE AN EXCELLENT HIGHLY RECOMMENDED PRODUCT,HOWEVER, I HAD PLACED AN ORDER FOR 2 PKGS OF 3/4 OZ CAROLINA BRASS WEIGHTS SPECIFICALLY MENTIONING I NEEDED THE BRASS COLORED ONES NOT THE BLACK. THE ORDER ARRIVED THE NIGHT BEFORE MY BROTHER"S FINAL BASS TOURNAMENT OF THE SEASON ONLY TO DISCOVER THEY WERE BLACK NOT THE BRASS WE NEEDED TO COMPLETE THE RIGS. I HAD PICKED UP RED BEADS AND BRASS TICKERS A FEW DAYS EARLIER AT BASS PRO IN TORONTO BUT THEY WERE OUT OF STOCK ON THE BRASS COLORED BRASS 3/4 WEIGHTS SO I ORDERED DIRECT..... UNFORTUNATELY THEY WERE OF NO USE TO HIM AND NO TIME TO REORDER THE PROPER ONES.
October 1, 2010
for flipping and pitching milfoil mats and some thin wood cover, would this be a suitable replacement for tungsten? it is very expensive and i cant afford it so i was looking for another alternative besides lead.
It is a suitable replacement. The only disadvantage is it has a bulkier profile than tungsten but I'm old enough to remember when this was the preferred flipping weight. If you combine it with a glass bead, it makes a loud "clicking" noise, much louder than lead or tungsten, if you are trying to imitate the sound of a craw's pinchers clicking.
There is a lot of talk about banning lead, and some states may already have. If you are a true sportsman, then I think you would want to do all you can to protect our environment. Waterfowl hunters have already made the switch away from lead.
It is already true in New York state. Lead weights and shot are under attack at the federal level by some environmental groups through the EPA but President Obama's administration has not jumped on the band wagon. Keep your representatives aware of your opposition to its regulation in the fishing/hunting industries if this is a concern of yours.
There are no national regulations to my knowledge, but there have been several states looking at legislation; best to check local regulations, for some specific waters the use of lead is already verboten.
In the interm the answer is no...the lastest from Washington is that the lead ban is not going into effect in the near future. With that being said, there are companies that are trying to perfect tin weights in response to the price complaints of tungsten weight. So if you're a die hard lead user the federal government isn't going to regulate it as of now, but your state my regulate it. (i.e. California)
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