I started using them this year & love them. I am probally diff from most, but I use all sorts of sinker styles on them. I just made my 1st batch of home made (poured) sinkers & even made some no rolls that I'm going to use with the slides. Here is a pic of some that I've been using. Here is a pic of a rig that I would normally use (at least this year), the leader of corse would be longer. Sinker Slide, bead, swive, 6/0-8/0 Eagle Claw (yea go ahead & laugh) lazer Sharp Khale hook. Notice the top of the sinker. That is a carter pin sticking out. I made a bunch of them Sunday. They seem to work real well w/ the sinker slide.