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weighting w/o the lead

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Lead is easy to use and I do own a lead pot. But is there a metal in rod form, with diff diameters, that can be cut to diff lengths, to weight lures? Thanks.

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Tungsten(W) is almost twice as heavy as lead(Pb).Melting point of lead is around 600F degrees.Tungsten is just over 6000F degrees.Tungstenco.com offers powder.Check out webelements.com for more info on elements.

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I use .500 dia. brass rod.Not as heavy as lead but very convienant and more accurate and easier to control precise weight.I also used smaller dia.'s for smaller baits.

Tom

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Just saw second post when I submitted.There are many suppliers of Tungsten.Google it.You will probably find cutting it yourself difficult and demanding on tools.You may also consider Heavy Metal which is a Tungsten alloy which is more machinable.Expense will be much greater than lead for either material.

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