Bass Pro Shops XPS Clam Shot Weights
Beats the other kind
Far fewer hang ups with these, and you can open them with your fingernail if you don't close them with pliers which you shouldn't cause it would damage your mono.
June 8, 2011
Better than split shot
Each year I take a break from Bass fishing for a week long trip to central Florida to fish for Bream and Shellcracker (Red-Eared Sunfish). I saw these clam-shell sinkers at Bass-Pro a few years ago and have found them far superior to regular split shot. Using light line its easy to pinch too hard and weaken the line. The clam-shell shape affords a larger surface area to contact the line resulting in better hold with less pressure. The tapered shape also reduces hang-ups by sliding over snags/weeds more easily. All in all, a far superior product.
April 10, 2011
Nice weedless weight
I like these compared to the ball type because the collect less weeds. The only problem is that if you crimp these on with pliers these is pretty mcuh no way to uncrimp them. they're stuck on there and using pliers to get them off mangles them to the point where you cant use it anymore. Your best bet is to crimp these on by hand so that you can pry them off with your nails later.
September 12, 2011
Best Split Shot
These blow away regular/removable split shot. They are smooth on the inside and out (think like Pac-man) so they don't get hung up on grass or rocks. They literally come thru anything. I'm cheap so when I remove them I just toss them in my pocket. After a pile has accumulated I use two razor blades to re-open them for another day on the water. Highly recommend!
November 23, 2013