Ensure your fly gets to the correct depth without sacrificing a quality presentation with Loon Outdoors Deep Soft Weight™. Deep Soft Weight is a fish-friendly, non-lead reusable weight putty made with non-toxic tungsten that you simply place on your leader. Deep Soft Weight hardens when it hits the cold water and it will not crimp your tippet or hang up in rocks like split shot. Try Deep Soft Weight once and you'll never use anything else again.
Ensures your fly gets to the proper depth
Tips for using Deep Soft Weight:
On hot days you can place the container into the stream to ''firm up'' Deep Soft Weight to a desirable consistency. On cold days you can keep the container close to your body so it can remain pliable. Be sure not to leave the Deep Soft Weight on your leader after you are through fishing as it can warm up and stain vests or other articles. Stays put best when placed over a knot.
Great, but not for warm water.
I really love this stuff, it does not get hung up as much or create unnecessary weak points in your line like split shot. It's also a bit heavier than lead which means it takes a smaller piece to achieve the same effect. Since its mold-able you can also do some unique things with it.
The downside is, it really only performs well in cold or cool water. With warm water it just never seems to stay hard enough to stay in place if your simply attaching it to a leader. That's the only reason I don't give it 5 stars.
July 31, 2012
Really great stuff
I used this product for the first time last September fishing with a guide on the Roaring Fork in Colorado. He was not familiar with it but thought it performed better than any weighting material he had ever used...I agree. When he got the weight adjusted correctly (which did not take him long), I caught fish all day long. It is so easy to adjust the amount of weight and when it is tapered around the line, it does not hang up like split shot. And it is not toxic to any critters who might swallow it. It's a win- win product all around. The expense may seem high but it is really easy to reuse. Just check now and then to be sure it is wrapped around the line.
December 29, 2011
A little sticky
Great idea, just hard to use and get to stay on the line. I had some issues with it sticking to my fingers really bad. May have been using it wrong, but once I got it on the line it seemed to stay pretty well. Only had it slip down once. A little goes a LONG way! I found that out quick. Great for fishermen like myself that like to avoid splitshots crimping our tippets and leaders.
September 4, 2011
It is a little hard to get it to stay on the line. what I do is put a 5 turn uni knot on the line and put it around that
April 25, 2011
What you get is a slab of somewhat sticky, putty-like material. It feels like soft lead and is quite heavy for its size. You just pinch off a small piece and roll it around the line where you would normally pinch on a split shot. Taper it by rolling it between the fingers until it is wrapped around the line. When done fishing, put it back in the container.
It is a gray paste substance that also seems a bit gritty. It is soft and pliable when warm but stiffens when cold. You take a small dab in your fingers and roll it over a leader knot into a small cylinder shape. Dip into the cold water of a trout stream before casting and it will firm up to hold in place. Warm it between your fingers to remove later.
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