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Posted by Jpull
5/13/2018 8:55 PM
A Texas rig is one of my favorite ways to fish a worm or creature bait. Has anyone had any experience with colored bullet weights? I've tried some black ones before but it didn't really seem to make much difference so I usually just stick with basic lead. Anyone out there using colored weights and seeing any advantages?

Thanks
Posted by SPOONMINNOW
5/13/2018 9:10 PM
No advantage, same as for jigheads - no advantage.
Posted by Springmillvol
5/13/2018 9:51 PM
Probably not, but I always use black. Superstitious I guess. LOL
Posted by BulletTJ
5/14/2018 7:38 AM
I dont think color of the weight matters. If you havent tried the tungsten you should. I know they arent cheap but they do give you more feel for the bottom.
Posted by jb366
5/14/2018 8:40 AM
BulletTJ - 5/14/2018 7:38 AM

I dont think color of the weight matters. If you havent tried the tungsten you should. I know they arent cheap but they do give you more feel for the bottom.


Tungsten are definitely the way to go but make sure you put a sleeve in the weight. Even the "sleeveless" weights will cut your line in about 10 casts.
Posted by zack1a2
5/14/2018 9:02 AM
You can buy the academy brand of tungsten for much cheaper!
Posted by Dropshot
5/14/2018 9:40 AM
Check with Johnny at DJ Marine. He carries tungsten at very reasonable prices.
Posted by fischnrod
5/14/2018 12:32 PM
I prefer unpainted
Posted by FishingwithRusty
5/14/2018 12:47 PM
in really clear water i like the painted weights but we dont have to worry about that around here
Posted by finbully
5/14/2018 1:48 PM
jb366 - 5/14/2018 8:40 AM

BulletTJ - 5/14/2018 7:38 AM

I dont think color of the weight matters. If you havent tried the tungsten you should. I know they arent cheap but they do give you more feel for the bottom.


Tungsten are definitely the way to go but make sure you put a sleeve in the weight. Even the "sleeveless" weights will cut your line in about 10 casts.


You can also use "bobber stoppers" Eagle Claw makes them. They protect your knot and can be moved up the line as a type of Carolina Rig too. My fishing buddy just told me about them two weeks ago - I'm sold on the idea. $1.99 for ten at Soddy Custom Tackle.
Posted by Fshn Cpa
5/14/2018 2:13 PM
I painted my own. Blue nail polish with a second coat of silver flake nail polish.
Posted by Rob Lee
5/14/2018 4:45 PM
Fshn Cpa - 5/14/2018 2:13 PM

I painted my own. Blue nail polish with a second coat of silver flake nail polish.


I like the way you think!
Posted by Pointer 78
5/14/2018 9:24 PM
I spray paint mine flat black. I don't know if it makes a difference or not. Something I've always done. Perhaps a confidence thing?
Posted by SPOONMINNOW
5/14/2018 10:42 PM
Anything that distracts a fish from the shape, color and action of a lure I would think reduces a lure effectiveness. I'd stay away from brightly colored weights for that reason alone.
Posted by RRB32
5/15/2018 9:35 AM
I think its more of a confidence thing.. the majority of the time I'm using plain lead, no paint. I do have tungsten weights I use as well and they are either black or green pumpkin.. I don't think it makes a difference.
Posted by TCros49
7/24/2018 8:02 PM
I have some black, some brown, some red, some olive. Not because they catch more fish but because January's a long, cold month and you gotta do something!
Posted by elwestb
7/25/2018 8:14 PM
I have some jig heads and bullet weights that are painted and some unpainted. Some jigs too. I don't really think a fish cares whether it is painted or not. It's a sells gimmick as far as I'm concerned for us silly fisherman. If it looks neat, pretty and is attractive to us anglers then we think it should have the same affect on the fish only the fish don't know it yet. Nobody has told them! I've seen some absolutely ugly colors on baits that worked for some unexplainable reason other than the angler simply got the bait in front of the fish! Most of the time colors of baits are designed to catch fisherman first and foremost. The manufacture doesn't really care if you catch a fish or not. They are simply out to make them pretty and to sell the baits. But if they hit on a color for a big national Tx. win and it produces again elsewhere then that's a bonus and they have repeat business. On occasions I have seen where a color maybe made a difference but I think it's rare. Occasionally in clear water, muddy water or if you are fishing in the day time or night time there might be some difference. But most of the time if a fish sees a bait, wants it and it's in front of him he'll bite it! I don't think they care about the color of the eyes, scales, weights or hooks. Remember those silly ads about bleeding red hooks and bleeding baits that would attract fish? Then the ads came out about the red fishing line because red was invisible in the water to fish!? Well, which one is it? Is it an attractant or is it invisible? I don't think a fish looks at a worm and then sees the weight painted or unpainted and says to himself, that doesn't look right. And most of the time the weighted end of the bait is down in the grass, mud, rocks and gravel or whatever anyway! JMO!

Edited by elwestb 7/25/2018 8:16 PM
Posted by porthos33
7/26/2018 5:04 PM
Yup! Perfectly said Earl! I use unpainted lead and it works like it always has!
Posted by Jig-Junky
7/27/2018 8:15 AM
IMO - painted weights are there to catch fishermen, not fish. I agree with others, here that color does not matter.
But, if you get confidence in a painted weight, you will catch more fish on it, but it's your confidence, not the colored
weight that will catch em.
Posted by jman60
7/27/2018 8:42 AM
Bright colors are easier to find when I drop them.
Posted by Jpull
7/27/2018 8:56 AM
jman60 - 7/27/2018 8:42 AM

Bright colors are easier to find when I drop them.


Never thought of it that way. Now if they'ed only invent looks with BIG eyes I could finally leave my "cheaters" at home

Posted by Jpull
7/27/2018 9:22 AM
Jpull - 7/27/2018 8:56 AM

jman60 - 7/27/2018 8:42 AM

Bright colors are easier to find when I drop them.


Never thought of it that way. Now if they'ed only invent looks with BIG eyes I could finally leave my "cheaters" at home



That should be "hooks". Hooks with big eyes.
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