Aaron: Yes, Tungsten on the drop shot. AndI insert my weights, there’s a video on YouTubeabout that, you have to insert your Tungstenweights, if they don’t have them. But youhave to watch that video. Only 5,000 peoplewatched that video. I think it’s the mostimportant one out there for Tungsten users. And what all the pros are doing now, I takemy shrink tubing, and stretch it, and putit in the weight, then before you pull itthrough you cut the back end of it off, andit makes a perfect insert, and it lasts longerthan any insert anybody else uses, shrinktubing. With most of the weights, I can dotwo or three weights a minute, if you geton a roll, but it lasts, I can catch 100 fishsometimes. . . shrink tube is really good stuff. But it’s tricky, I did a video on it, andI did it real slow, and I showed people, becauseit’s tricky. Interviewer: So what do you do with the shrinktubing?Aaron: Like if you get somebody that’s neverdone it, and a weight, it’d take ’em foreverto figure it out. Interviewer: Okay, so let’s draw it. We’lldraw it out here. Aaron: There’s a video on it, YouTube. Interviewer: We’ll be the artist this time,so what do you do?Aaron: You stretch it. . . Interviewer: So, the drop shot, okay, don’tlaugh, I’m not an artist here. Aaron: You’re going to draw it? Are you good?Interviewer: All right. Aaron: Well, the drop shot, you don’t needan insert. Interviewer: Oh, you don’t?Aaron: No, a bullet weight. Here, I’ll showyou, I can probably draw a bullet weight. Here’s a bullet weight. So you have a bulletweight, and say the hole up here, and you’vegot shrink tubing, which is like, which isabout the size you use for that, which isa smaller size. You take a lighter and heatit up about, you know, you take a piece ofshrink tubing, heat up the end of it, I’lljust use my bare fingers, my fingers are tough,you’ll burn your fingers pretty good, butit doesn’t burn your fingers bad. I’ve hadblack stuff stuck to my thumb everywhere,it doesn’t burn bad, but it blisters. I heat it up just right, and you kind of turnit a little bit, so you heat both sides ofthe shrink tubing, so it melts, and you pullit, so it elongates this piece, so it’s skinny. So now you’ve made it this long, and thispart’s still fat. So you take your skinnyend, and you take a pair of scissors and cutthe end of the shrink tubing off at an angle,where it’s flattened from your finger. Thenthat part you slide into the weight, I meanI don’t have to draw it, you slide the skinnypart into the weight now, you had to cut thatflat part or you can’t get in the hole ofthe weight, but the part you stretch is skinny,and goes through there pretty easy. And you get hold of it on the other end, withusually your finger or sometimes you can usepliers, and don’t turn it or it’ll break,keep the pliers real straight and pull it. And you can pull the shrink tubing into theweight. And some weights are different, whereyou have to heat up maybe a tiny bit of it,to get it through, but most of the time, ifyou get the right shrink tubing, you can slideit all the way through, the new stuff, thestuff that hasn’t been shrunk yet, you canslide it into the weight. And before you pullit all the way through, you cut the back endoff, part will be sticking out the back ofthe weight. The weights here, I’ll cut it off like, it’shard to show. To pull it through, the newpart’s going to be right there, you go backhere and cut the shrink tubing off the back,and then you pull it the rest of the way throughto the bottom. Actually when it goes to thebottom of the weight, where the hole is, itactually flares out, mushrooms out, and itmakes a perfect spot for the knot to hit,and there’s no impact. And that part’s done. You take the top part, usually it’s stickingout and it’s skinny because you stretchedit, and I cut it off right there. And thenyou heat that up, and it’ll bring it down,and make it fatter again, it’ll press intothe weight, and it never slips out. It’s thebest insert there is, but it’s hard to do,so that’s why you don’t see them in weights,because it’s too hard to do. I showed it toa lot of companies, it’s just too much forthem. They use just, like a straight pieceof plastic, I pull those out, because I don’tlike those. Mine’s so much better. Interviewer: So you just build a new linerfor all of them?Aaron: Yeah, I mean, lead weights you don’tneed to do it, it’s Tungsten, you have todo it. Like I had arguments with True Tungstenwhile I was with them, they were giving meweights, but they had to insert them because. . . Ialways get a glass or a tile table, you know,you drop a glass, it’s going to shatter, andthat’s kind of how fluorocarbon is, you knowyou’ve got glass and you’ve got Tungsten,the hardest material in the world, one ofthem, one of the top three or so, hittingeach other, it’s going to shatter the line,because fluorocarbon’s brittle. Interviewer: So you’re protecting your line?Aaron: But mono will fray, and braid willbreak, and they all break. It all does thesame thing on all lines. Especially fluorocarbon. So, there’s been a lot of heartbreak out therebecause of that, tons. I mean, I know of abunch of tournaments that have been cost becauseof that. Guys have lost tournaments, big tournaments,classics, because of that. Interviewer: Is it just for the heavier weights?Aaron: All of them. Because you see the hookon a little weight, the fish has it pinchedin his mouth, you got to yank that weightout, who knows how fast it’s going when youset the hook. So you’re going to bring thatlittle eighth ounce weight down on top ofthat knot real hard, with no insert, it’llcause break offs too. So it eliminates thatcompletely, that little layer of shrink tubeeliminates it 100 percent, no frays. Like,a braid will fray too, bad, and it eliminatesthe braid fray too. Shrink tube. I did a videoon it, it’s on YouTube. Interviewer: It’s only the Tungsten weightsthough, you said. Aaron: Yeah, lead seems to be fine. I neverhad issues with lead. It’s one of the softermaterials. Interviewer: Is it under Aaron Martens, orfishing. . . ?Aaron: Yeah, you can find it on my website,it’s probably linked to my website still. I haven’t looked at it in a while, but you’llprobably find it under Aaron Martens, maybe,insert weight Aaron Martens, it’ll probablycome up. Or Tungsten weights inserted, itshould have me on there, ‘cuz I don’t thinkthere’s another video on there. I checkedit like a month ago, I was curious, and thereonly like 4,000 people have seen it, so there’sa lot of people that still don’t know aboutit.