Tungsten Weights

Tungsten Skinny Drop Shot Weights

Tru Tungsten Worm Weights

River2Sea Tungsten Tear Drop Weight

Sebile USA Soft Weight System

TungFu Tungsten Putty

Tungsten Sink Putty

Nymph Head Tungsten Beads

Tungsten Hourglass Eyes


The Advantages of Tungsten Fishing Weights and Sinkers

Tungsten has proven to be a popular material for fishing weights and sinkers for several reasons. Tungsten is a naturally occurring metal found in the earth and is denser and heavier than lead. This makes tungsten a natural fit for fishing weights and sinkers because the fishing weights can be smaller than lead weights and thus less likely to alert spooky fish.

Instead of a huge chunk of lead being presented along with your bait the tungsten counterpart is smaller, sleeker and heavier.

Tungsten is a good alternative to lead fishing sinkers for another reason as well; it’s a non-toxic metal that is less harmful to fish, wildlife, lake and river ecosystems. While fishing, it is inevitable that some weights will be lost to snags, rocks, snapped off fish, and other unforeseen circumstances.

The benefit to using a non-toxic fishing sinker like tungsten is that after you break off it will deal considerably less damage to the ecosystem than lead would.

There are several brands of tungsten fishing weights and sinkers available on the market today from retailers and online stores like Cabelas.com. Since tungsten lead alternative sinkers are starting to become widely available, they can be found in a variety of styles and sizes. From twist in tungsten, traditional bell sinkers, egg sinkers, and more tungsten is a good alternative.

Not only is tungsten available for standard fishing use but also for fly fishing use as well. Tungsten cone heads, tungsten eyes, and small tungsten split shot can all be used in fly tying and fly fishing.

Try tungsten out on your next fishing trip and give yourself the peace of mind in knowing that you’re doing your part to keep your waterway healthy, while also improving your catch rate with a better fishing weight than lead.