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    Question what weight are the various sinker sizes??

    Is there an accepted weight for a particular size of sinker??
    ie is a 2 ball or bean always the same weight or are they like 2/0 hooks and size varies to manufacture...and vary greatly??
    What are the weights of various sinkers??
    Why aren't they categorised like jigheads or bigger snapper sinkers (by weight)??
    Just wandering...that's all

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    Re: what weight are the various sinker sizes??

    anyone...??
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    Re: what weight are the various sinker sizes??

    I have been making up lots of jighead variants of late using 000 00 and 0 size sinkers and yes there is a lot of variation in weight. diameters remain failry constant but hole sizes vary greatly.
    For example i have found 00 sinkers can weigh from 2.1 to 3.5 grams even though the diameters are within .2mm.
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    Re: what weight are the various sinker sizes??

    Finga, I have a few packs of 10 ball that vary very dramatically. Some are closer to 8 ball size if you ask me

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    Re: what weight are the various sinker sizes??

    Goodo fella's
    So what weight would you expect...say a No. 2 bean or 00 or No.8 ball to be??
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    Re: what weight are the various sinker sizes??

    I have found this....


    Bean Sinker
    Size 1 - 11 grams
    Size 2 - 18 grams
    Size 3 - 30 grams
    Size 4 - 40 grams
    Size 5 - 55 grams
    Size 6 - 80 grams


    Ball Sinker
    Size 1 -7 grams
    Size 2 - 10 grams
    Size 3 - 15 grams
    Size 4 - 29 grams
    Size 5 - 37 grams
    Size 6 - 47 grams
    Size 7 - 65 grams


    Snapper Lead
    Size 0 - 52 grams
    Size 1 - 100 grams
    Size 2 - 200 grams
    Size 3 - 320 grams
    Size 4 - 400 grams


    Not all the sizes but a start


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    Re: what weight are the various sinker sizes??

    I bought a pocket sized digital scales from ebay for $20. Then I weighed all my sinkers and got a flat tackle box with 10 compartments in. The sinkers are now all sorted by wieght in a box.

    Combine this with a running sinker clip, and now I know that Im always using the minimum sinker weight in the rivers. This is essential for bait fishing.

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    Re: what weight are the various sinker sizes??

    I was saying that to a bloke just the other day Andrew.
    Why aren't they sold by weight like jigheads?? It would be a lot easier I reckon.
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    Re: what weight are the various sinker sizes??

    I have recently made 115kg of sinkers from moulds sold locally in Brisbane.

    6 ball = 50gm
    7 ball = 75gm
    8 ball = 100gm
    9 ball = 140 gm
    10ball = 150 gm

    Snapper droppers

    4oz = 125 gm
    8oz = 260 gm
    9oz = 290 gm
    12oz= 340 gm

    Sinkers weights can vary due to the diameter of the hole in the ball sinker mould.

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