Do you swear by tungsten weights ’cause they’re just plain better than lead â€“ like all-around better?
For starters, as we all know, tungsten weights are smaller than lead ones, which is great. They come through stuff easier and all that, and as Denny Brauer says on the Strike King site, “you donâ€™t have to try to move a larger lead sinker through a bass’ lips when you set the hook.”
Some folks feel that tungsten allows them to feel fish better. That I get, not sure if it matters that much â€“ for me it’s more the rod than anything, then again I’m not qualifying for the Classic anytime soon…. But I will say they let me feel the bottom better. (Sensitive graphite rod + braid + tungsten weight = everything feels like a bite!)
But check out what Denny says here:
Bass canâ€™t get their teeth into tungsten like they can into a lead sinker to reduce the force of your hook set.
Sounds logical, and far be it from me to doubt a master (bassin’master) like Denny, but…really? Anyone for or against that statement based on actual experience? I can’t recall a lot of teeth marks in my lead weights….
Denny also says this in the short article: “The tungsten weights are so sensitive that when I first started using them, I was setting the hook as soon as the sinker hit the bottom, because I thought I was getting a bite.”
Love it ’cause shows us normal bassers aren’t the only ones who pull the trigger on an empty chamber.