Bass Pro Shops Tin Removable Split-Shot Sinkers
Larger Than Lead
These work well but are lighter and larger than lead split shots. They are environmentally more friendly but pressured bass are only getting smarter. I have also found that are harder on your line if they snag and slide down compared to lead sinkers.
June 6, 2008
Easy to use and safe for the water
These are the only split-shot sinkers I use. Due to the fact that they're tin, if you do loose one, it won't endanger the fish beds or habitats.
These are re-usable, and here's a simple rigging tip I use to keep mine on, since I use braided line instead of mono.....Slip the split-shot onto your line, then before you crimp it, loop the line around the back and then go back through the split again. Your forming a loop around the split-shot and going through the split twice. Now crimp it closed and give it a little "bite" on the end, not so hard as to deform it, just enough to make sure it's closed. To open it, just use your needle nose pliers and pinch it open from the "ears" on the back.
Easy to use and re-use!
March 18, 2008
Stinker Of A Sinker
With the changing of the laws-Theres no comparison to the old lead sinkers-Lots of States do not allow you to use lead sinkers anymore-But the quickness of biting them on the way we all once did-is now a thing of the past-Because try biting into the new sinkers to close up on your line-you will break a tooth or your jaw-And the cost of these are unreal-Im going to convert over to using nuts instead-Because at $2.99 for 6 medium sized sinkers-Thats crazy-Whats the thoughts from other fisherman on these new sinkers-Before you know it-There going to say if you walk in one place-Then go to another-You can not get your feet in the water in the river or where ever it may be-because you could contaminate the river
March 2, 2012
Non Toxic, Reusable, Affordable
This is the best split shot I have ever used. It is hard to find tin split shot that is reusable. This stuff is not only reusable, it's affordable! There is no longer ANY excuse to use TOXIC lead split shot.
September 8, 2007