Bullet Weights Ultra Steel Bullet Weights Sinker Kit (Natural, 60 Piece Kit)
Bullet Weights Ultra Steel Bullet Weights Sinker Kit (Natural, 60 Piece Kit) is non-lead fishing sinkers kit. It contains 60 well finished weights, weighing from 1/16 ounce (around 1.8g) to 1/2 ounce (around 14g). Great sinkers kit for areas that prohibit usage of lead sinkers at acceptable price.
These weights are made out of steel, not lead. Because of steel lower density (compared with lead), required weight of steel fishing sinkers is little bit higher.
Little bit of math - so sorry! :)
Density of those two materials is:
- lead (Pb) 11.34 g/cm3,
- steel ~7.9 g/cm3.
Due to density of water (1 g/cm3), fishing sinkers made our of lead will 'lose' 1g out of 11.34g and steel sinkers will 'lose' 1g out of every 7.9g of weight.
Therefore, 14.5g (around 1/2 ounce) lead weight will weigh in water around 13.2g and 14.5g steel weight will weigh around 12.6g - this is not big loss, but just have in mind this example. Also, due to lower density, steel sinkers are some 50% larger than lead sinkers of the same weight.
For more about this topic, check Fishing Weights article.
Anyway, this kit uses steel which also has many benefits, not only environmental:
- steel weights last longer since they retains their shape better (just don't lose them!),
- less oxidation build-up with smooth surface leads to improved snag resistance and less line abrasion - IMHO, surface could be more polished and smoother.
- steel is denser than some other non-lead materials making these weights less bulky - except tungsten weights, which are more expensive.
Kit contains a total of 60 pieces: 24 1/16 ounce, 12 1/8 ounce, 9 3/16 ounce, 9 1/4 ounce, 4 3/8 ounce and 2 1/2 ounce weights.
Weights come in uniform natural color that will not spook the fish. Maybe they could be darker, but that is easily changed with dark color in spray - just be sure to paint them while they are brand new, after thoroughly washing them with some soap (or anything like that) and drying them with some cloth and hairdryer! This will also make surface less abrasive, especially the edges and will lead to less line abrasion.
Anyway, over time, they will develop some surface rust and change their color a little bit.
If you are used to squeeze weights with a pair of pliers to hold the line better, forget that with these weights - they are very strong and sturdy. Also, plastic box could be made from stronger material, but I guess that that would be increase the price of this kit.
Long story short - very nice, environmental friendly, steel fishing weight kit at acceptable price.
For more reviews and recommendations, feel free to check Ultra Steel Bullet Weights Sinker Kit Amazon link (link opens in the new window).