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Offline Mr.Seaguar

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Using crimps help
« on: Aug 24, 2018, 10:09 AM »
I bought some Seaguar Blue Label 80# test. Somebody want to learn me about using crimps? I have no idea what to do or buy. Thank you very much.
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Re: Using crimps help
« Reply #1 on: Aug 24, 2018, 10:19 AM »
Here's some excellent information: http://www.leadertec.com/tipsandtechniques/crimp_techniques.html

Don't overlook the importance of a proper tool (crimper) and technique. Don't just mash 'em closed with a pliers. I bought a Mustad for around $30. Worth every penny. Or proper crimps, no steel or copper on mono/fluoro. Aluminum is best. And don't forget to melt a little mushroom on the tag end before you crimp 'er home  ;)2.

I used to crow that crimps were "evil" but I've changed my tune. Especially where very heavy fluoro is used, think 50# and up. There are still limits and leaders can and eventually will fail right at the crimp. Regular inspection and preventative replacement addresses that problem.
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Re: Using crimps help
« Reply #2 on: Dec 05, 2018, 09:15 AM »
 or avoid the crimps, and go to youtube and find some easy knots. I make all my harnesses, and have crimps and a crimper, but now , for one time , my crimps were exhausted, so, I could quick run up to a tackle supply, or , youtube knots

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Re: Using crimps help
« Reply #3 on: Jan 16, 2019, 10:48 AM »
I was watching a salt water fishing show and the guy said he uses a lot of heavy fluorocarbon leaders. So I looked that up online and one guy said he uses loop knots and  they work great. So I use simple loop knots with 80lb fluorocarbon and have been catching pike with no issues.
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