SPLIT SHOT can baffle many anglers, especially in their early years in the sport...so if you have any doubts read on...


Split shot come in different sizes to help you balance floats precisely, but to get the best presentation it is vital to understand the value of each shot.

Here’s a guide to the weight of each individual shot to help you load floats correctly.

LG = 3 gr

SSG = 1.6 gr

AAA = 0.8 gr

BB = 0.4 gr

No.1 = 0.3 gr

No.4 = 0.2 gr

No.6 = 0.1 gr

No.8 = 0.06 gr

No.9 = 0.05 gr

No.10 = 0.04 gr

No.12 = 0.02 gr

No.13 = 0.01 gr

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  • Les Parsons

    Please could you further explain how to shot floats that have on them eg, 4×16 4×14 etc. What size do you use? Also could you give the equvilents of stotz shots.

  • alan holmes

    great tip set out easy to understand