I really paid attention at the last meeting and I have been trying to make those shoe string sinkers you guys have. I had no luck with the shoe strings BUT! I made a design change. I am an IT guy, "Computer geek" and I have a ton of UTP-CAT 5 "computer network" cable lying around. I pulled the wiring out of a section of CAT 5 and used the hollow cover as my sinker cover. I melted one end with a lighter and poured shot "Shotgun and Regular small split shot" into the cover. Sealed the open end with the lighter and then heated a needle and made my line hole. This is flex-able, water proof and should do well in snag prone areas. just a tip in case you want to make some sinkers. I will be using cat 5 for my sinkers. Hopefully it will work for someone.