Price: £ 1.75 To £ 3.99

Partridge Slow Sink Bombs allow anglers to fish baits even on the most silty bottoms without fear of their lead becoming buried ideal, which is ideal when stalking fish in weedy conditions.

They are available in 6 weights of approximately 5, 10, 15, 20, 30 and 40g. SSB’s are designed to sink at about 5 seconds per metre (about 12 times slower, than lead). The aerodynamic shape allows for distance casting if required. The other advantage comes into play when fishing over snags or gravel bars. On the retrieve the SSB rises very quickly to the surface, thus helping to avoid the snags.

When fishing in windy or in slow undertows the ballast on the SSB can be adjusted by using one of the 3 trim weights of 1g, 2g and 3g that are available. This will help to prevent the SSB being dragged or moved.

When fishing in very deep weed the use of the 6″, 12″ or 24″ weedbeater extension allows the angler to ensure that their line is not buried in the weed. The weedbeater extensions simply screw into the SSB’s then use the trim weights to sink the stem. If conditions demand a heavy weight to maintain position the SSB can be replaced with special Partridge non-toxic weights, which you simply screw onto the stem.

Whilst designed primarily for carp fishing the SSB have been used successfully for pike, zander and catfish. Another use is for the upstream legering. Simply by lifting the rod the SSB can be made to trundle downstream. You just need to select the right weight to suit the current. They can also be used for fishing artificial eels for Bass and Pollack in tide runs etc.

Each SSB is manufactured in England to strict tolerance to ensure accurate sink rates and utilise only top quality materials. Variation in sink rates can occur due to the natural materials used in construction.


Some of the lads who fished for big bream on the Cheshire meres used to make their own slow sink bombs from balsa wood and Arlesey bombs. We called them Balsa Bombs in those days, but the idea of them was exactly the same; to allow the bomb to sink slowly to rest on top of weed and silt.

The trouble with them is that although they do indeed sink slowly, they then lack the weight to hold bottom in a strong undertow.

Their main advantage then, is that they provide you with the necessary weight to cast a decent distance but are buoyant enough to tempt fish to take the bait ‘on the drop’. Having one or two in your tackle box for the right occasion makes a lot of sense.