Perhaps the longest-standing and most versatile of all the weights out there for bass fishing, the bullet weight, has been around a very long time. Aptly named for its bullet shape, the design was intended to create a weight that could be dragged along the bottom and through cover without snagging, kind of creating a 360-degree ramp to help the weight slide up and over whatever was in its way.
Traditionally used primarily for a Texas rig, the bullet weight can also be used for several other applications. Punching weights are essentially just large bullet weights and we even see them used now on Tokyo rigs. Though they aren’t the ideal selection, you can also use them for Carolina rigs as well. There’s really a lot you can do with a bullet weight.