RockyBrook Sinkers

Rockbrook Sinkers logoRockyBrook Sinkers started from fishing a trout stream close to home that was known for snags. All that Brook Pauley and his fishin’ buddies needed was enough weight to get down a bit, but still be able to drift and not crash the bottom. Everything they tried was too dense and would snag too easily. It was time to find a solution. Instead of going to a higher density material, they figured they would go less dense. 

All they needed in fishing situations like these is enough weight to cast and enough weight to sink the bait or lure. After many trials they found that limestone fit the bill in more ways than one. They began producing particular weights into shapes that would be less apt to snag. The density of limestone is perfect because it gives the correct density for the sinker to pull the bait to the bottom, but still tumble naturally down the stream.

Samplesd of Rockybrook SinkersThe guys at RockyBrook soon noticed that their baits weren't hanging up as much and the sinkers came free easier when snagged. The unique shapes were also "fluttering" in the current and adding a nice action to the bait, which lead to more strikes.

Also, when these rocks roll along the stream bed they make a loud click when they bang against the bedrock. These benefits weren't there with any other "rock" or material they tried.

The cool thing about it is, limestone can actually raise pH and produce alkalinity, which helps reduce acidity in streams. 

With this discovery made, RockyBrook Sinkers was born!

Rockybrook Sinkers packHere is a quick summary of the product line.
Sinkers packs are available in the following sizes: 1/64, 1/16, 1/8, 3/16, ¼, 3/8, ½, ¾, 1 & 2 ounces.  High quality black nickel hooks in various sizes and styles.  Washable, reusable, eco-friendly pouches are available that include various sizes of hooks and sinkers tailored to certain types of fishing.

Who is RockyBrook Sinkers for – what type of angler?
RBS are good for every angler, from beginner to Pro.   RBS fill a niche for all types of anglers! However, situations like drift fishing in rocky streams, fishing clear water where a natural presentation is needed, fishing pressured waters and spooky fish, and still-fishing applications are where RockyBrook Sinkers really stand out.

Rockybrook Sinkers - Natural, Simple, EffectiveAre RockyBrook Sinkers expensive?
If you look ONLY at the cost on the shelf, RockyBrook Sinkers are typically around a $1.00 more than toxic lead, but several dollars less than non-toxics like tungsten. Sometimes in our larger, heavier weights, the RockyBrook Sinkers are actually cheaper than lead.

However, once you factor in that they snag less than conventional lead sinkers, the cost balances out – they are ultimately less expensive than lead. Furthermore, if you look at the environmental toll, they’re definitely cheaper in the long run. If you save just one $3 lure, you just paid for the entire pack of sinkers!

Most of all, if it’s the difference of a few cents per weight, aren’t we all willing to pay that for a product that performs better and doesn’t pollute our waters?

where's the Sinker? Rockybrook sinkersWhat makes it special?  Why use it rather than anything else on the market?
The specific density, unique shapes and the material it’s made of make RockyBrook Sinkers special. The density and shape allow for fewer snags and add action and suspension.  The limestone makes the loud rattle, gives it camouflage and has the ability to improve water quality.  RBS are not meant to replace other sinkers.  In heavy winds and stronger currents you’ll need denser weights to pierce the wind and hold the bottom.  However, RBS will give you a distinct advantage in many environments; especially rip rap, sand and bedrock.

Who’s behind RockyBrook Sinkers?
RBS is a family owned and operated company.  Most operations are carried out by the father and son team of Dwight and Brook Pauley.

Where is it made?
RBS are manufactured in Morgantown, West Virginia.  The swivels and eyelets are of proprietary design and are made in China under a private label for RBS.

Where can people get it?
People can get RBS online at: .  They’re also in a number of mom and pop tackle shops.  If they’re not in a store near you, let them know you want some RBS!