Bass Pro Shops Premium Reusable Split Shot Weights
good for the price
I use these when drop shoting as well as a quick off and on when I want a quick weight change
before I changing for to a reg. worm weight etc.. or I can put it high er up on the lne to give my worm etc a Carolina look before changing to a Carolina set up.
May 17, 2010
I use these to add weight on plastics if I need a faster sink rate. You can use several or just a different size. They are easily removed if you want to fish weightless or want a quick rig similar to a Carolina without having to tie the rigging.
June 6, 2008
These are a poor choice if you're looking for split shot that can be used more than once. I know split shot isn't supposed to last forever, but the very first time you remove one of these it will be useless after that. The 'hinge" part is so soft that before the mouth of the split shot opens back up you will have smashed the two hinge sides together. I don't know if it's how they're made or what, you would think all split shot is more or less the same, but I have re-used other brand name split shot several times before the individual shot is smashed and useless, with these BassPro split shot they get smashed the first time. Stay away from them.
December 27, 2011
Not for Mountain Trout Fishing
I have now used these sinkers (size B, BB & 3/0) for about 3 months now. They are an excellent value and work great for anything except for trout fishing in a river with a lot of rocks and submerged logs/ debris. I was getting an excessive amount of hard hang-ups and losing a great deal of hooks/leaders/swivels. A very experienced trout fishing friend suggested that I stop using the reusable weights and switch to either/or, round or clamshell weights. I took his advice and sure enough, my hang-ups went down by 60%. There is nothing wrong with the weights for general pond or river fishing but with the design of the reusable weights they hang-up more often in situations like I have described.
June 8, 2009