Kanji Senkin X-Metal Colored Bullet Weights - $4.19 to $9.99
Every bass angler knows the value and use of a bullet shaped weight with its ability to pull through obstructions easily, but the use of super-dense tungsten in bullet weights is relatively new. Tungsten is almost twice as dense as lead, which means you need about half as much material to make a product that weighs the same. That translates to much smaller weights, which means they will pass through obstructions that could hang up a lead or brass weight, which would be much larger.
That's only half the story on these weights. Since they are much denser and harder than lead, when you use them with a glass bead they will create a much louder clack when you shake the worm and they will give you a much better feel for the bottom when you are dragging the rig. The sensitivity difference is quite pronounced. They also seem to cast better and have the advantage of looking smaller and especially with a skinny worm, they make a better looking package, not a big, fat lead weight trailing a little skinny worm.
These weights from Kanji of Japan are machined with nice round curves in the front half, not square shoulders like some tungsten weights. And, of course, they are environmentally friendly and with 23% of the acreage of freshwater in the United States having some kind of warning about eating fish, this is a way we can help.
5pk - 1/8oz
4pk - 3/16oz, 1/4oz
2pk - 1/2oz, 3/4oz, 1oz, 1.25oz, 1.5oz
3/4, 1oz, 1.25oz & 1.5oz are offered in a hexagonal shape.
Kanji is now able to anodize these weights and add a little bit of color. The black weights have a coloration similar to black nickel hooks and the brown weights have a copper or bronze sheen to them. Both colors are very shiny but will match your worm color much better.
Comments: Use the black, the brown color wears off too easily. Great price though.
From: Dave: Columbia, MD 9/8/14
Comments: Best price for tungsten weights. 3/4 and 1oz weights with 2 to a pack for $5. Using mine for carolina rigging and they worked out good. Will be buying more at this price
From: Chad: League City, TX
Comments: These weights are terrific. I love the brown color, it's actually more of a copper and it blends perfectly with a green pumpkin bait, with a subtle flash to draw the bass' attention. Although I usually prefer weights without inserts, these inserts have been carefully epoxied in place and look very durable. This is a high quality product, I'll be ordering more.
From: Chris: Eden Prairie, MN