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#1 xflyerwdavis

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Posted May 23 2013 - 2:52 PM


Hello



Is it possible to directly connect braided fishing line to a wire leader? Or do I have to tie a swivel onto the braided line? If so what knot do I use to accomplish this.



Regards,



Walter




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Posted May 23 2013 - 3:19 PM

I don't think directly but wire is practically useless there is more cons than pros and heavy mono leader material is a hell of a lot better



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Posted May 23 2013 - 3:55 PM

Albright knot 30 turns, sometimes I will lock it in with a drop of Crazy Glue.


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Posted May 23 2013 - 10:23 PM

What kind of wire?
I'll generally use a short,bought pre-tied black wire leader for smallish toothy critters. Swivel on the end...Uni the braid to the swivel.
I keep a couple of rolls of coated wire leader around if I need a longer one...I crimp those. Tie a spider in the braid and then an offshore knot to the leader. To tell you the truth I usually want a swivel in there if I can get one.
Single strand put a haywire and pinch it flat, then the same with a doubled braid line and an offshore knot or an Alberto.


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Posted May 25 2013 - 2:45 PM


Thank you all for the information on tying wire leader to braided fishing line. I think I am going to dump the wire leader and go with heavy 130# test monofilament leader.



Regards to all,



Walter



Jacksonville Florida




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Posted May 26 2013 - 4:18 PM

This may or may not work...

While inshore/nearshore fishing I often use 80 or 100# mono leader for bigger fish. A shark, king, even a bluefish or other toothy fish will cut right through this. That's why I carry wire ;).


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Posted June 07 2013 - 10:40 PM


catpaw to haywire twist. used it from pike to shark




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Posted June 08 2013 - 11:41 AM

I don't think directly but wire is practically useless there is more cons than pros and heavy mono leader material is a hell of a lot better

Tell that to a kingfish or a Wahoo. They will bite through 150lbmono in a split second.


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