Sinkers





If you are planning on lake fishing for trout, you will need some weight to help you cast farther and help get your chosen bait down deeper in the water where some of the larger trout tend to hide. There are a couple types that I recommend:

1. Egg sinkers – These sinkers have a hole through the middle and allow the line to pass through the hole. These are the best choice if you need weight and are casting. Because its inline and not tied on separately its one less thing to get tangled up or caught on a rock.

2. Eyelet sinkers – These sinkers have an eyelet to tie your line on at the top of the sinker. They work well and come in more weight varieties than the egg sinkers but because they are tied on a separate piece of line they can become tangled or stuck in places that the inline sinker may not have.

3. Shot – Shot is a small, lightweight sinker. You typically clamp it onto your line, letting you fine tune how much weight and where exactly that weight is. If you are fishing in streams and rivers, you will want to have some of this on you. You will find that even a worm is a little buoyant, and you can precisely control how much and how fast it sinks to have it land in the fishes hiding spot perfectly.

As a note, remember that lead is a toxic material and there is debate currently running about the effects of lead sinkers on ecosystems. There is enough concern that some states have banned the sale of lead weight and other tackle, so be sure to check on this before going fishing; especially if you are travelling to a different state to fish for trout. If you aren’t sure, buy your sinkers and other tackle near where you are fishing. They will be most up to date on the laws and their inventory will should reflect this.



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