I have switched over to non-lead for almost all fishing with the exception of flatheading.on a side note related to this subject: local state and federal regulations are comming down hard on manufacturers of fishing gear.its not if, but when our heavy weights will be forced to switch. the guys who manufacture jigs probably will be hit hardest as steel alternative jiggs are very expensive to tool up for production.im mainly trying to switch out of health. im just a concerned consumer, I dont purchase leaded jiggs ect if I can avoid it. in fact I dont have a drop of lead(ha ha) in my house with the exception of my river boat, and related equipment. for this I cast out 4-12 oz weights, litterally by the bucket loads. depending on were im fishing I can go thru alot of lead. and this bothers me. I am desperatly searching for a lead free alternative especialy since Ive got kids at home. some of my river pals use big heavy screws, mainly because they find them cheaper(and they can be!!), I have used railroad spikes and other random pieces of metal. the ideal object would be cheep, already in mass production, heavy, at least 4oz, and smooth. I imagine that on a national catfishing board some members either are using or have some idea. so please help me. thanks.