Best Kept Secret in the Fishing Industry !
The "Quick Change" slip, or egg sinkers, allow you to change weights or remove them in seconds without having to cut your line. The sinkers have a slot in the side for easy line access and a small plastic bushing that goes on your line and locks in place in the sinker to block the slot off. It takes only a few seconds to add or remove weight.
Being able to change weights without having to cut your line is a time-saving benefit, which is very apparent when all your buddies are catching fish, and you are still tying swivels and hooks on. It is also very useful when tidal flow speeds up or slows down and changing weight could be helpful.
Another wonderful benefit to taking your weight off is the fact that you don't have to have leads and hooks flying wildly about the boat while you are in route. If you have ever spent any time traveling on a choppy sea with several rods rigged up for bottom fishing, then you know exactly what I am talking about. Forget the fact that your rods are getting the crap beat out of them and tangled all to heck, it is inevitable that there will be one or more swinging wildly out of control with hooks attached. It is at that time you throttle back and give what is probably the most used command on a sport fishing boat: "Somebody do something with that rod!"
We have seen numerous tying or rigging techniques to stop this, with new ones added yearly it seems. Tennis balls, bungee cords, rubber bands, special socks, and numerous wrapping techniques have all come into play here. All of this leads me to believe that if any of these methods to solve a common problem were truly embraced by sport fishermen, then we would not keep seeing new ways to solve it.
Here's the "bottom line": Take the lead off in about 5 seconds, problem solved. Now get to the fishing spot, and put the lead back on in about 5 seconds.
And that's all we got to say about that.
Well almost all . . . the same plastic insert fits all sizes, which are #2, 3, 4, 6 , 8 , 10, and 12. The #2s, 3s, and 4s are 3 to a package, and the #6s, 8s, 10s, and 12s are 2 to a package.
Here is another bonus: If you are trolling and want to add a weight, you don't even have to retrieve your line! Just snap the plastic insert on your line, secure the weight on the insert, and slide it back to the water. As the boat is going forward, it will continue down your line.