While covering ICAST this year I ran into a company called T&D Materials Manufacturing LLC also known as Pur Tungsten who make a line of tungsten weights. Niki Porcellini Project Manager was very helpful and knowledgeable about the product line. When talking about fishing weights, smaller is always better but you still need to get to the bottom. That’s the beauty of tungsten it’s heavier and smaller along with the fact that they are environmentally friendly. The main draw back to them is they cost a lot more than lead. Once you get pass this issue you’ll find they hang up less and get you into spots you normally couldn’t reach. So in the long run it all washes out and puts you in position to catch that big fish you’ve been hunting! Another complaint is, if the weights aren’t deburred properly in the manufacturing process it will cut your line. Niki points out that this is where a good quality control program is essential. T&D has a long history, 20 years to be exact of precision manufacturing in a bunch of other fields including High Tech Aero Space and Military applications of tungsten. If you get a chance check out these weights they’re high quality and at a great price point. Here’s the link to Pur-Tungsten's website which is their fishing weight products line…http://pur-tungsten.com/
The weight are available at Tackle Warehouse for purchase at ….