Stone Fishing Weights
Lead is not good for the oceans. Are stone sinkers sensible? You can make them yourself.
Making your own fishing gear - from rods to lures to (in this case) the sinkers that help your baits reach the bottom where some fish are found - is a very cool and special thing to consider. A lot of people think that catching fish with stuff you actually made yourself is way cooler - almost primitive - than buying lures from a local tackle shop.
This video comes from The Handmade Fisherman. We have to tell you that besides watching this one video about making stone sinkers, you really should check out this guy's site. It's just chock-filled with instructions for the ultimate DIY angler.