Definition of split shot
Fishing weights which are rather small designed to give small increments of weight to an angler’s terminal tackle. These are typically pinched onto lines and leaders to help light tackle be cast further and sink faster. Some are able to be reused and are called removable.
Variations of the term split shot
• tin shot
• lead shot
How to use split shot in a sentence
I add 3 small split shot a few inches from my trout spinners so I can cast further.