ALDA, Nebraska – Bullet Weights® expands its selection of bass-specific sinkers with several new Tungsten Flipping Weights.
Bass fishermen know that if a sinker is too light,it fails to penetrate thick cover and the flip, pitch or cast is wasted. Likewise, if a sinker is too heavy, a bass might spit the lure before an angler has time to set the hook. These five new sizes of Tungsten Flipping Weights – 1/4, 3/8, 1/2, 5/8 and 3/4 ounces – enable fishermen to use the perfect-size sinker for any situation.
“We heard great feedback from bass anglers around the county about our 1-, 1 1/4- and 1 1/2-ounce Tungsten Flipping Weights,” said Bullet Weights President Joe Crumrine. “But some of these fishermen asked for that same style in a lighter weight. We listened and are now offering it in five smaller sizes. Tungsten is a popular material among avid bass anglers because its greater density than lead makes a tungsten sinker about 50 percent smaller.”
Compared to traditional bullet weights, which are tall and thin, flipping weights are shorter and thicker. They’re designed to match the bulky soft-plastic creatures usually rigged with them and provide a lifelike presentation without snagging on weeds or wood. The flare and taper of a flipping weight punches a hole in thick vegetation, allowing a creature to easily follow behind and fall into a fish’s strike zone.
These five new Tungsten Flipping Weights are available in Black or Green Pumpkin, and because the PermaColor™ paint is baked on, it won’t crack, chip or peel. Each sinker features a concave base for a perfect fit with soft plastics, and the smooth insert-free inner bore won’t fray an angler’s line. Manufacturer’s suggested retail prices are $7.69 to $9.99 per pack.
Headquartered in Alda, Nebraska, Bullet Weights is a leading manufacturer of fishing sinkers and accessories. The company offers fishing sinkers made of lead, steel (Ultra SteelÒ), tin (Ultra TinÔ), tungsten and brass. Bullet Weights products are available in fishing tackle retailers, sporting goods stores and sporting goods departments of mass merchants. For more information, visit www.bulletweights.com.