A lot of people have asked me what is the difference when it comes to use of a smooth coated lead or textured. Smooth coating allows you to fish very weedy and mossy areas where fish like to roam without the fear of your lead bringing back a couple pounds of weeds. Textured coating is great for holding along rocky and muddy bottoms in current. The smooth matte coating is a non glare finish with semi textured properties great for light silt and mild weeds in a clear water environment. Inline verses lead clip. They each have there own great properties. I prefer lead clip style since it is so forgiving and allows you to drop the lead if your fish becomes snagged and allows for casting heavier leads without as much stress on your mainline. Inline allows for a free running lead and some allow for fixing the swivel in to the bottom of the lead as in a bolt effect. Disadvantage is if the fish becomes snagged the chances are greater to have a break off. Method/feeder weights. These have a long history of use and provide a excellent presentation for method mixes and paste and now pack bait. As the pack breaks down it allows the lead to rest in the pile making it semi hidden, this allows your hook bait to set freely above your bait pile. There are several different styles cage feeders, inline leads and there are also lead clip/inline style trilob styles. I will soon be carrying a trilob style that allows for inline presentation or lead clip style. As soon as the mold arrives and test purs are complete they will be made available to the public..... Happy Angling.