After seeing some slinky type weights on recent trip to the lake, went to price them, no thanks, I'll pass on those. Got a 100' roll of braided nylon rope from Tractor Supply, cut off about 10' section, pulled out the insides of the rope, leaving just the outside braid. Cut it into sinker size lengths, 2-3" long, heat one end with propane burner. Once this cools, drop in split shot inside it to the desired weight, leaving a little longer section on the end. Once you heat this end, just mash it flat with a screwdriver, piece of flat metal, etc. After this cools, you can take an icepick or small nail and melt a hole in the flat end to hook a swivel into. Works pretty good for drifting, doesn't hang up near as bad, kinda crawls over stuff. The rope is available in different colors for your fashion conscious catfish. I think the rope was $11 for 100 ' and split shot, about .88 a bag. The roll of rope will make a BUNCH of weights. If I can find the old coffee can of OO buckshot I have, I'll use them instead of the split shot.