Swimerz Tungsten Bullet Sinkers
Bullet Sinkers, also known as Worm sinkers, provide anglers with a streamlined shape, smooth sides and are anti-snag by design, enabling subtle presentations, and are ideal for working weedy cover easily. Available in a range of sizes.
Originally designed for Texas rigging soft plastics they can be used for freshwater species such as Bass or Flathead in the estuary. Great results can be achieved by rigging small soft plastic worms on these or running style rigs, casting the lure across tide and letting the lure tumble back down-tide before slowly retrieving it. This presentation holds the selected bait in a natural state, hiding the hook from sight, while keeping the hook in the perfect position for a solid hook set. This method can be highly effective when fishing a berley trail and can out-fish bait.
The bullet design is awesome when trolling in weedy areas. Snagging is largely a thing of the past as the bullet sinker allows the following hook setup to slip easily through weedy areas.
Tungsten is a good alternative to lead fishing sinkers as it’s a non-toxic metal that is less harmful to fish, wildlife, lake and river ecosystems. Lead is known to cause lead poisoning and enters the environment as a result of the inevitable occasional loss of fishing sinkers during routine fishing. Lead sinker bans in other countries have motivated the use of various other materials in sinkers. In addition to environmental considerations there are numerous advantages to tungsten -
Because tungsten is a very hard material, it is extremely sensitive and can actually help you "feel" what the bottom is made of and what your bait is bumping into, such as rocks, brush, mud, etc and hang-ups will occur far less with a tungsten jig head or sinker than with a similar lead product because of its smaller size.
Tungsten alloy worm weights create twice the sound of lead weights, assisting in attracting the attention of fish.
The hole in the sinkers is a diamond-bored hole for extreme smoothness, reducing wear on the leader being used.
A dull nickel finish helps avoid “sinker bites” when the fish bites your sinker instead of your bait.
Upgrading from Lead to Tungsten will mean a new game and you will struggle going back to your old ways.