These fast sinking, level tips have a tungsten compound coating, are supple, do not kink and sink like a rock. Built on RIO’s ultra-low stretch ConnectCore, they are extremely sensitive to soft grabs and ensure fast, solid hook sets. This is a favorite head of LCO for surf fishing.
There are 5 different weights of "T" tip available; T-8, T-11, T-14, T-17 and T-20, and each size is either available in a 30 ft pack with welded loops on both ends (T-20 doesn't have any welded loops)
The head weights are color-coded for easy identification. T-8 is dark red, T-11 dark green, T-14 dark blue, T-17 dark gray and T-20 is black. The tip size indicates the weight per foot, so for example "T-8" weighs 8 grains per foot, and "T-14" weighs 14 grains per foot.
The sink rate of each tip is as follows, with their relevant breaking strength in parenthesis):
T-8 = 6-7 ips (20lb) 7wt Head 240 Grains
T-11 = 7-8 ips (20lb) 8wt Head 330 Grains
T-14 = 8-9 ips (30lb) 9wt Head 420 Grains
T-17 = 9-10 ips (30lb) 10wt Head 510 Grains
T-20 = 10+ ips (30lb) 12wt 600 Grains