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#1 cuxam2000

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Posted July 18 2009 - 12:31 AM

Could someone show me how to tie a knot on plastic coated wire leader.
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#2 canyondiver

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Posted July 18 2009 - 1:23 AM

The easiest and strongest connection, is called a Heated Twist, and is used to connect your snap, swivel, lure, etc.
Run the leader through the eye of the swivel, etc, fold it over and make 5 turns, as if you were making a Clinch Knot, while holding the twists tight, melt the coating with a lighter. It will bubble up quickly, so as soon as this begins to fuse, remove the heat immediately. Snip the tag end of the leader with a cutter, and you are ready to fish.
The snap or swivel should be held lightly in a pair of pliers, and the twists should be made so there is enough of a tag end to keep you from burning your fingers.
I either rig the leader with a swivel on one end and a snap/lure on the other. Or I put a snap on one end, and tie the leader to my mainline with an Albright. The Albright is tied just as you would with mono. Just fold the material over, and lightly crimp the loop with a plier to hold it's shape.
Be careful not to crush it into a tight "V", you want a tight "U" shape to the bend.
The other knot you can use to tie direct, is The Figure Eight Knot.
Google it, it is tied the same way in any material.


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Posted July 20 2009 - 12:59 PM

Many moons ago, IIRC, Larry Dahlberg showed how to do basically the same thing.

He used a pair of forceps attached to the tag end of the line.

5 tight turns followed by 3 - 5 loose® turns, all formed by swinging the forceps around the main line.

Melt the plastic, trim the tag end and you're good to go.

Took a little practice at first but works well.


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Posted September 27 2009 - 10:43 AM

how strong is this type of connection? does it offer 90 percent or better strength?


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Posted September 27 2009 - 6:49 PM

Use the figure 8 knot. The harder you pull the tighter it sintchs. I was sceptical at first but it does work.


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Posted September 27 2009 - 7:12 PM

Use the figure 8 knot. The harder you pull the tighter it sintchs. I was sceptical at first but it does work.

i thought that was for another type of wire(not sure what it was called). doesnt all wire that get kinked eventually snap ?


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Posted September 27 2009 - 8:10 PM

The plastic coated wire is soft enough to tie knots. Usually comes in 27-30lb test. Here's a knot you can tie....................Ron







Plastic Coated Wire Leader - Fishing Knot Attach plastic coated wire to nylon: this is a great knot for attaching plastic coated wire leader to normal nylon












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Posted September 27 2009 - 10:14 PM

i thought that was for another type of wire(not sure what it was called). doesnt all wire that get kinked eventually snap ?



Technically its not a kink, its a knot. And its the single strand wire that you have to worry about kinking. Coated 7 strand wire I pretty good, the plastic costing does two things, first, it keeps the salt water from touching the wire, thus helping it last longer. Secondly, its a deterrent from kinking.



And even if it does kink, its seven strands, so it will still have more strength than single strand of the same lb.


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