Lead substitute?

Discussion in 'Tackle Making' started by Star1pup, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. With some lakes outlawing lead lures & sinkers (I think this is just in Canada right now), what metal could subsitute for lead in pouring jigs & sinkers?

  2. iron rods ,steel pipes, (concrete sinkers if u work in construction)
  3. Star1pup - Depleted Uranium, old Mercury switches.
    Seriously, I thought there were already lead substitute sinkers produced and on sale @ bass pro, Cabelas etc???? Maybe I was just wishing. I just searched it, it's tungsten- may be a bit difficult to pour into lures- There is another synthetic brew that is 80% density of lead and softens with body heat, its some sort of down rigger bomb or something (@Cabelas).Pete
  4. I was just wondering if there was something that could be melted like lead and poured into a mold to produce jigs and/or sinkers. Obviously, a poor old country boy like me isn't going to use any precious metals. If I had silver & gold I'd just buy the darn jigs already made.:D