Dinsmore Green Egg Shot are environmentally friendly tin split shot. Offered with a unique polymer green-cushioning to be gentler on your leaders and a weight forward egg shape to cast better. They are easily reusable and the egg shape create less hang-ups. Dinsmores is the proven brand of choice for "Serious Anglers". Because of its known toxicity, lead shot is fast becoming passea, if not outright illegal to use. Several states have banned the use and/or purchase. Dinsmores has created the best substitute for lead in any fly fishing application.