A no brainer for tournament bass anglers, the choice can be a bit tougher for the common anglers. Tungsten offers anglers a more compact weight, higher sensitivity, more colors and more noise. The density of Tungsten allows fishermen to use smaller sizes for the same weight of lead counterparts. This can be a huge advantage when trying to remain snagless around vegetation or other underwater debri. The sensitivity allows for a better “feel” for bottom structure or detect bites. When fishing a Carolina Rig with Tungsten weights it can let you know if the bottom is sand or gravel by the vibrations it transmits back through your line. When fishing a Texas Rig as a fish bits onto your lure that vibration travels back to the angler allowing better bit detection. Tungsten is also available in a variety of colors allowing anglers to try to camouflage their weights. The density also lends itself well to creating noise when a glass bead is added to the rig. Add in the fact that Tungsten weights have no environmental or health drawbacks there is a pretty lofty list of reasons to use Tungsten. The only downside is price. Tungsten weights will generally be two to three times as expensive as their lead counterparts.