Deep Soft Weight™
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
Its a great idea, creating a moldable weight. Because the weight is made out of tungsten, you get more weight for a smaller amount. It seems pricey, but its actually cheaper than buying a couple smaller tungsten weights for a lower price, with much more weight. It's ideal for flies, but its ideal and easy to use for other types of fishing as well. Try not to leave it in the sun, because with the more heat, the softer it gets, and the more it sticks to its container. I put it in the fridge when I get home from a day of fishing. Great product.
October 22, 2008
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
Greatest invention ever
I love this stuff.
Wrap a little above your fly on your tippet (after you dry it well) and suddenly you have extra weight right where you need it. You can get as stealthy as you'd like using this stuff.
Best part is, when you're done fishing just pull it off and put it back in the container, run a damp towel down your tippet and you're ready to tie on a Wulff for the evening rise!
May 14, 2009