Off Shore Tackle Tadpole Diving Weights offer the trolling angler a simple and easy alternative to using traditional downriggers and divers to get lures down to mid level depths. The design of the in-line Tadpole features a flat faced trolling weight with two coast lock snaps. When you set your lure out the face of the Tadpole points downward, and the coast lock stays at the top of the arm in the clipped position. When a fish strikes, the coast lock slides down the arm into the tripped position, so you easily fight the fish and not the resistance of the diving weight itself.
We stock the Off Shore Tackle Tadpole Diving Weights in the four avilable sizes; the 1 oz. (OR36 1), 1.3 oz. (OR36 2), 3.0 oz. (OR36 3), and the 4.5 oz. (OR36 Magnum). The 1 oz. model is approximately 2 7/8" in length, the 1.3 oz. model is approximately 3 1/8" in length, the 3 oz. model is approximately 4 1/2" in length, and the 4.5 oz. model is approximately 5" in length. These diving weights are 99% lead free and feature a durable black powder coated finish. Each package includes one Tadpole Diving Weight and two coast lock snaps.
The Off Shore Tackle Tadpole Diving Weights are highly effected by speed. Slight fluctuations in speed can dramatically impact the running depth. Going slower will cause the Off Shore Tackle Tadpole Diving Weights to run deep whereas going faster will cause them to rise and run shallower. This also applies to turns, the inside rods will run a little deeper and the outside rods will run a little shallower.
According to information provided on the Off Shore Tackle website:
Gets you down in a hurry. Easy to sense when its tripped and easy to reset if necessary. I'm using these with spinner rigs instead of bottom bouncers. Would recommend to friends.