Selection of lead pendants


The function of the lead weight is to balance the state […]

The function of the lead weight is to balance the state of the fishing rig, and adjust it according to the specific water conditions and fish conditions, which is directly related to the success or failure of the catch.


As a key component of fishing, its impact on fishing is mainly manifested in three areas: position, weight, and shape. The weight of the lead pendant determines the weight of the wire set and the choice of the preset water layer; the position of the lead pendant is related to the scope of application of the lead set and the palatability; the shape affects the state of the lead pendant itself in water.


The materials made of lead pendants are mostly lead and lead-tin alloys. They have low melting points, easy to plasticize, and low hardness. They can be scraped and cut to change their quality, and are more suitable for adjusting the state of the wire group.



When using the lead sinker, in order to match the position of the selected point, when fishing in the near position, use the lead sinker with lower quality, which has low weight and low resistance, and is more suitable for near water. On the contrary, in order to overcome the wind and air resistance when fishing far into the water, more weights are used, which are more stable in the activity and can be thrown to a farther landing point.


The proper position of the lead sinker can balance the buoyancy of the float, straighten the fishing line, and stabilize the transmission of the fish flood. In flowing water, it will control the position of the lead sinker to lower, stabilize the balance of the fishing rig, and enhance the resistance to water flow. When fishing in deep water, increase the lead weight, enter the water quickly, and cut off the interference of small fish. There is often a problem of entanglement of the wire set. The shape of the lead sinker can be changed to a water drop shape, and the surface of the lead sinker can be scraped to make it smoother and reduce the chance of winding.


The existence of the lead sinker itself is also an important factor affecting the fish mouth. The farther the lead sinker is from the hook, the less likely it will be found by the fish, and the higher the rate of catching fish. When fishing for slippery fish, the position of the lead drop is often on the upper side, and the hook distance from the hook is larger, and the position can be lowered appropriately when the fish is raw.