I have heard that Ded Fish Bait Weights are no longer available also. Here are some bait weight options:
Beau Mac Cheater Bait Weights
Brass Beads (in Nickle, Brass, Black Nickle finishes and painted (Vinyl or Powder Paint them)
Danielson Co. Slinky Shot with a hole, available in 1/4", 5/16", non-painted, painted (Vinyl or Powder Paint them) (Wholesale Sports)
Egg Weights, non-painted, painted (Vinyl or Powder Paint them)
Spit Shot, non-painted, painted (Vinyl or Powder Paint them)
Slinky Shot, drill a 1/16" hole in them, non-painted, painted (Vinyl or Powder Paint them)
I also use Dick Nite's UV Clear Coat (Fisherman's Lure-Coat) over the Brass Beads chrome finishes and after painting the bait weights.
I use bait weights a lot, almost always now, when I'm using bait or plastic worms for float fishing. A very effective float rigging to keep the bait or plastic worm down in the zone. Peg the bait weight when used above a threaded plastic worm, to keep the scrunching of the plastic worm to a minimum. I like using a folded piece of rubber band, pulled into the hole using a piece of folded mono., for a threader. Toothpick or weed wacker line of the right size, works well for pegging also. I'll use the smallest bait weight needed for the water being fished and sometimes additional weight above the barrel swivel if needed.
Last edited by Gray Ghost
on Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:14 pm, edited 1 time in total.