Bass Pro Shops XPS Drop Weights
Very good weights. They work very well when I drift fish the river near where i live. I would recommend these weights that are looking for a product that works great for river fishing.
January 31, 2011
Not "the best"
As a avid finesse fisherman the drop shot rig is a mainstay in my arsenal. A review of this product deemed it "the best ever". If you are a serious drop shot enthusiast you can tell the difference.
(1) Tungsten is far more sensitive than lead:
You will feel more strikes and have a better sense of what the bottom is like with any tungsten weight over a lead one. Although tungsten is expensive it is a far superior material for feel.
(2) Lead ruins fisheries:
There are many companies that make drop shot weights out of steel that are cheaper than tungsten. The "clips" that attach to the line are designed to break free if you snag the weight. Doesn't it make sense to use a material that won't ruin the area you fish if they break off?
In many states lead weights are becoming illegal and steel weights are a great compromise for those who choose not to use lead but don't want to shell out for tungsten.
October 28, 2011
This weight is definetely at the top of it's game when it comes to drop-shotting. You will always know what kind of bottom, structure, or cover you are fishing. With the easy line tie, I never waste precious time retying the weight, all I have to do is slide the line up into the narrow end of the line tie and your done. If you would like to check out more of my drop-shotting preferabilities click on "Piscator94" and look at my review about finesse worms. Hope you found my review helpful and happy fishing.
March 9, 2008
good weights seem to snag a lot though
i use these for drop shotting obviously. they do fine in weeds and some rocks. i have snagged a lot with these in rocks like another reviewer has said. i've never had the eye pull out. using 10lb mono leader on braid line i've never been able to really pull the weight off to save my bait and hook. clipping the tag end short as possible helps but these seems to need a lighter line like 6 or 8 lb. i will continue to use these but i want other shapes for rocks that probably perform better.
June 18, 2010