Tungsten heavy alloy fishing sinker or tungsten alloy fishing weight is a weight used to force a lure or bait to increase its rate of sink, anchoring ability, and/or casting distance. Tungsten alloy fishing sinkers may be as small as 1/32 of an ounce for applications in shallow water, even smaller for fly fishing applications, or as large as several pounds or considerably more for deep sea fishing. They are formed into nearly innumerable shapes for diverse fishing applications. Environmental concerns surround the usage of most tungsten alloy fishing weight materials.
A jig is a type of fishing lure that usually consisting of a lead sinker with a hook molded into it and usually covered by a soft body to attract fish. However, recently, tungsten alloy fishing sinker is becoming more and more popular among angles because it has the features of high density, small volume, and environmental friendly, and has been taking place of the lead weights. Jigs are intended to create a jerky, vertical motion, as opposed to spinnerbaits which move through the water horizontally. The jig is very versatile and can be used in both salt water as well as fresh water. Many species are attracted to the lure which has made it popular amongst anglers for years.
Tungsten fishing sinker is made by rare metal – Tungsten, it is an ideal substitute of the lead fishing sinker. It’s strong adhesive, semi-solid state, soft for a long term. Tungsten Heavy Alloys concentrate maximum weight in the smallest possible space. They are more often to be used as counterweight in sporting field, such as balancing,tungsten heavy alloy fishing sinkers, golf weights, etc.
Tungsten alloy fishing weights are an ideal, environmentally friendly alternative to lead weights, which are toxic and increasingly being labeled an environmental hazard. They are harder than steel and extremely dense, tungsten being on average 30 percent smaller than its lead counterpart. Meanwhile, they are smaller than conventional weights, create twice the sound of lead weights and maintain their shape for longer. Tungsten is also used in the production of other fishing applications, such as tungsten-carbide line cutters and tungsten powder coating for fishing lines.
Advantages for tungsten alloy fishing sinkers/weights
*Strong wind resistance
*International environment protection standard