I usted buy mine at Wilcox in Newport News. I believe Marge and Rays on the way to Sandbridge has them, I would also check Lighthouse. The last few years I just pick them up on the OBX and the ones I have got at the Rodanthe Pier have been the best.
I guess times have changed. When I used to fish for King Macs off the piers in Atlantic City, NC in 1969/70, we just added 4 oz. pyramid sinkers (1, 2, 3, or 4) as needed to hold bottom. Of course, my anchor rod was an 11 ft. Garcia 1 pc. Drum rod that would heave a small Boston Whaler. Some of the guys would rig the sinkers to the clip ring at the terminal end with 20 lb. mono so they would spread a little more and if they lost one, they might not lose all.
Bassboy those should work. the only problem will be how stiff the wire on the prongs are, it looks fairly heavy. Too stiff and it is impossible to bring in. That is why I like the ones I found a the Rodanthe Pier, the prongs hold well and will bend out just easy enough.
It is made from metal conduit, heavy coathanger wire (not the light stuff), galvanized wire twisted into an eye, and of course lead. The tube is 3.5" in length. The whole thing weighs about 9oz. The neat thing is that if this sinker is broken off the coathanger wire will quickly corrode away eliminating the possibility of a snag later in the season.
Make sure to use the heavier coathanger wire - there are at least two grades available. Notice the pieces used to make the sinker.
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