This summer I got some 2 Oz egg sinkers with a small hole and tried to use them with braided line. The effect was immediate, it seemed to make the Blues more tentative and drop the bait. For a while there my catch ratio dropped off to nothing until I stopped using the sinkers and then picked up again. Not sure but I think they were feeling the "bumps" on the braided line as it ran through the egg sinker. I think from now on I am gonna use a swivel on the main line with a flat bank weight on a break off line. Anyone else ever experience this?