1. What’s the RBS story?RBS started from fishing a trout stream close to home that was known for snags. All we needed was enough weight to get down a bit, but still be able to drift and not crash the bed. Everything we tried was too dense and would snag too easy. It was time to find a solution. Instead of going denser, we figured we would go less dense. It's just a sinker and all we need in this case is enough weight to cast and enough weight to sink. After many trials we found that Limestone fit the bill in more ways than one. We began producing particular weights into shapes that would be harder to snag. The density of Limestone was perfect because it gave enough lift for the sinker to tumble down the stream. We soon noticed we 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 they rolled the stream bed they made a loud click hitting against the bedrock. These benefits weren't there with any other "rock" or material. The cool thing about it is, Limestone can actually raise pH and produce alkalinity, which helps reduce acidity in streams. RBS made fishing better and truly helped catch more fish!
2. Give us 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.
3. Who is RBS for – what type of angler?
RBS are good for every angler, from beginner to Pro. RBS fill a niche for all types of anglers!
4. Are RBS expensive?
RBS are typically around a $1.00 more than some materials, but several dollars less than others. The smaller BB size weights are a few dollars more than lead, but the heavier weights are sometimes cheaper. Although RBS may cost a little more remember they give you the real advantage of fewer snags and fewer lost lures. When you save just 1 or 2 lures because of RBS, you’ve already paid for the entire sinker pack.
5. What 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. 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 most environments; especially rip rap, sand and bedrock.
6. Who’s behind it?
RBS is a family owned company operated by the Father and Son team of Dwight and Brook Pauley.
7. Where is it made?
RBS are individually handcrafted and manufactured in Morgantown, West Virginia U.S.A. The swivels are of proprietary design and are imported under a private label for RBS.
8. Where can people get it?
People can buy RBS here on our website! 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!