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I am going to get 2 new rigger weights and would like to hear what types have the least blow back, I read so many different kinds out there. I know the sharks are the hottest type out there but I just can't get passed the amount of $$$ they want for them. I'm more interested in, do the fish style work better then the torpedo  style or vise-versa. I have the older cannons and I believe I'm going to have to stay in the 12 pound range? I have the 12 pound pancake style and they lift them no problem. I also don't target the salmon depths all the time, I do a lot of walleye fishing, so I'm not always seeking 150 or 200ft of water. So what types suit you guys the best. Thanks for your knowledge and feed back. PAP.

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I like the atomic torpedo weights or similar. They track great and have less blow back than most. I have an eight foot wide boat with four riggers. I have never had a tangle of cables like I have heard with other style weights. This is a personal preference type of question and you are going to get many different answers.

 

Good luck and tight lines

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Maybe I got a bad pair, but my 12lb torpedo's from the same place had horrific blowback. I think they 'walk' side to side terribly and don't track very true at all. They will sit in the garage from here on out.

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Well I thank each and everyone who wrote in their results, with 5 guys sounding very happy with Trout mans Torpedo's and I very respectable person saying he's not happy. This is like reading a cabelas product report where everyone says how great something is and then there's 1 report that hates the whole thing, Hmmm, well I know nobody likes the fish style and I was leaning toward the torpedo's myself, maybe I'll hang out a day or 2 and see if anyone else comments on there preference, before I send Trout man some green Thanks again Guys!!

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Actually people are talking about 2 different weights. One is made by a guy here on the forum. The other is made by a company named Torpedo Divers. The shape of the weights had kinda the same concept but the are shipped differently.

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I have been using 12# Sharks for the last few years without any issues. They are pricey :cash:  but seem to fish good. Deepest I run them is about 120'-130'. I don't really buy all the manufactures hype about the fish attracting abilities they have but the Sharks track well and blow back is definitely better than balls & fish weights.  Haven't run the torpedo's so no opinion on them.

 

http://www.sharkcannonballs.com/superstore.html

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I have been using 12# Sharks for the last few years without any issues. They are pricey :cash:  but seem to fish good. Deepest I run them is about 120'-130'. I don't really buy all the manufactures hype about the fish attracting abilities they have but the Sharks track well and blow back is definitely better than balls & fish weights.  Haven't run the torpedo's so no opinion on them.

 

http://www.sharkcannonballs.com/superstore.html

Thanks for the link, very interesting, what a 10lbs shark can do, verses other type weights!!

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