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Tying braided fishing line to a wire leader.

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

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

post #2 of 8
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
post #3 of 8
Albright knot 30 turns, sometimes I will lock it in with a drop of Crazy Glue.
post #4 of 8
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.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 

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

post #6 of 8
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 wink.gif.
post #7 of 8

catpaw to haywire twist. used it from pike to shark

post #8 of 8
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Originally Posted by ndorosh View Post

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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