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leaders help
January 30, 2009
12:33 am
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any suggestions on different kinds of leaders for casting bucks, jerks ,glides . make yourself kind. ive been experimenting with stainless steel leader wire. Tooth Proof. its brown color,105lb its pretty ridgid. made in USA. incredible! ha ha thanks!

January 30, 2009
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That's all I use. I use it for Jerks, Cranks, Hair, etc. Make sure you use the Dubro QwickTwist for your connectons. REplace it when it gets kinked. DO NOT BEND IT BACK!

January 30, 2009
1:14 pm
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Ron,

I agree with what Dave said, except I use 7 straind leaders on spinners..inline or close pin style..but I make my own single straind leaders for the rest.. here are some info on how I make my single wire leaders.

Here is the wire I use..

http://www.muskyshop.com/modul.....LeaderWire

Here are the snaps.. I use the #5's..

http://www.muskyshop.com/modul.....ocProSnaps

here are the barrels I use..either 3 or 4 will work.

http://www.muskyshop.com/modul.....ingSwivels

and these is the tool I use to make leaders.. other then this all you need is a good pair of round nose plyers..

http://cgi.ebay.com/WORTH-WIRE.....7C294%3A50

January 30, 2009
3:15 pm
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Jerks, cranks and bucktails I like to use Stealth leaders. 130# florocarbon. LOVE"EM!

ITS NOT THE SIZE OF YOUR BOAT
ITS THE SIZE OF WHATS ON YOUR BUMPBOARD!
M.T.F

January 30, 2009
10:48 pm
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Thanks alot guys. Dave, about how many twists are safe? ynow, how long your tail is hanging out that twister tool? Seb, im checking that out also! you can never have to many! Worm, ill definitly try some of those also. but what happens to me is when im throwing some of those big baits and they land 120 yards out there-/// ha ha ha i mean 20. some times the leader gets wrapped up in the hooks. maybe i have the wrong length. who knows, it might be because im wrong handed or somthing. ha ha. thanks again!

January 30, 2009
11:37 pm
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What do you mean Art? I don't make my own 7 strainds, only the single wire. I use the tool in the link above to make the twist with the single straind wire.

January 31, 2009
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I don't like to crip leaders, it isnt strong enough IMHO. I make a loop at the end and then use that tool to make a twist. I will post a pic in a little. I need to take a pic of it.

January 31, 2009
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i bought some of thoughs titanium leaders that where crimped and of course the first one i tried came apart. i said, bye bye pretty mr salmo! oh well.. NEXT!

January 31, 2009
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$ or 5 twists with the DuBro are suffiecient. I know that some guys like titanium and fluor but I don't feel that you need to go and buy it piney. If you got the 105 it will do everything you want it to.

January 31, 2009
5:39 am
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thanks Dave!

January 31, 2009
10:43 pm
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Make your leaders about a foot long. That's how long I make mine. Any shorter, you risk the line getting cut on the gill plates. Any longer and you run having too long a line when it comes to casting which will lead to more backlashes. I use 7 strand for all and 100# barrels, swivels and cross lock snaps. You really should have a good crimping tool when you put the crimps on, but half the time I use a vise grip and haven't had a problem yet. It's just that you can split a strand if you overdo it. Practice on a couple. It's really not that hard.

Muskyless Ed aka Pickerel Pete

I need open water!!! And warmer air temps! This sux!!!

January 31, 2009
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If you're going to use crimps I would recommend getting "tieable" leader and tie the knot then crimp the tag end. Believe me, crimps alone will fail with wire. I've seen it too many times with big fish in the salt. Crimps hold real well into mono or fluro but for wire that is inherently slicker I'd never trust a crimp alone.

February 1, 2009
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Thanks! ikinda think that way also.

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