Yep, I think the frog tongue hold as well as any.The squashed flat ones with square sides? I don't like square sides in the surf. They'll definitely work but if the current is up the best hold I've found is frog tongues unless you're willing to deal with sputniks/wire legged sinkers.
If the mono and braid are the same diameter, the braid will have more drag. You could of course be using thinner diameter braid.Well it appears I have been wrong about everything regarding keeping my bait in place, I thought that braid being thinner would have less pull from the current, back to the drawing board!
They're definitely better than 4 sided pyramids and a good bit better than the Do It storm sinkers. But the mold is almost $200.A friend recommended Frog Tongues to me the other day. He said they held better than Pyramids . I don't have a mold for Frogs so I'll be sticking with the Pyramids unless someone can convince me otherwise.
I have seen these flat bank sinkers for sale recently but never used them nor ever saw anyone use them, you found where they would apply. I bought years ago a triangle shaped sinker with points projecting from each side of the 3 corners, one of my old fishing buddies who has past told me they were used for duck decoys, he may be right as I never saw anyone fishing with those either. I read a article in the Saltwater Sportsman magazine a couple of years a bout putting a sinker inside a golf ball size wiffle ball so not to get hung up as easy, I made some and they work pretty well.i like the flat sinkers for actively fishing your line in calmer waters. i find that it has a steady pull when working the line in. the pyramids and tongues tend to pull out and jump and diminish your feel as the jerk out of the sand. i have even used inline round sausage like sinkers when really calm as they will eventually roll a little and maybe find a hole holding a fish.