Sudsy, there is a better sinker out there for doing what you say the FT does. Except it's not a pia to get back, and in fact generally a 2oz reduction in sinker weight can be used. You know what a "storm" sinker is, picture that chunk of lead with a round ball of lead at the skinny end. When it's out there, the ball end will start to dig itself in. unlike a FT you don't have to reel it in some to set it. At the "point" (Hatteras) fishing the conga line a 6oz will drift right along with the 8 & 10oz's everybody else is using. The reduction in weight cast, makes for a longer cast. When time comes to reel it in they don't dig in like the FT, so it comes in faster. There are molds for them from 2oz-8oz.