- Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:13 pm #2311638
I searched online for lead free weighted hooks. I only found three sites with such hooks. Two were bismuth/tin alloy weighted hooks. One from Walmart at https://www.walmart.com/ip/Arkie-Bismut ... /157979670 has no bait keeper. The other at Tacklesmith at http://www.tacklesmith.com/Product.aspax?ProductID=320 has a bait keeper on the shank. One site at Rocky Ledge Tackle at www.rockyledgetackle.com/collections/te ... bait-hooks has a pewter weighted hook. It has a screw lock bait holder with a centering pin. Lead free weights could be added to other hooks by winding wire around the shank. I tried this with brass wire on an Owner TwistLock hook. I used .88mm (20 gauge) wire. This was the biggest wire that was locally available that was easy to bend around the hook. To add more weight I put on two windings. I will provide a photo when I find out how to do it.