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ESP Balancing Beads

Putty is so Noughties! Tidy up and balance your Ronnies and Hinges in utter neatness ease…

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ESP Balance Beads are an excellent new alternative to tungsten putty for balancing pop-ups. The moulded beads contain 75% tungsten and are available in two sizes - Small (0.3g) and Large (0.6g) which can be tailored to different sized hooks and pop-ups to create critically balanced presentations and come in three colours: Green, Brown and Dark Grey.

Unlike putty which requires moulding and trimming to achieve the right amount, Balance Beads provide a predictable, consistent alternative which are quick and easy to use and also super durable and reusable. Plus, they are a real edge on crayfish-infested venues where putty is particularly vulnerable.

The beads are designed to be a tight fit over a swivel knot on a Ronnie Rig boom or jammed over the eye of a size 11 swivel on a Hinge Rig. A central membrane which needs to be pierced to thread the bead enhances the grip of the bead on the hooklink above the knot. They can also be drilled out with a 1mm drill to fit over double barrel crimps.
£3.95


How To Use
Pierce the bead with a splicing needle or fine bait needle and thread it onto the hooklink with the wider bore facing the knot or swivel the bead will fit over.

On a swivel knot, twist the bead onto the knot slightly for a really secure grip. On a Hinge Rig flatten the bead to widen the bore and pull down over the swivel eye.

Test the balance of your rig/pop-up in the margins. If necessary, to achieve really critical-balancing, the bead can be trimmed with a pair of scissors. Job done!


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