Author Topic: Steel Leader  (Read 297 times)

Offline lockdown199

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Steel Leader
« on: Jan 02, 2013, 08:01 PM »
I feel like a idiot asking this but I'm trying to make my own steel leader and hook setup but cant figure out how to connect the hook to the leader. I have seen them that were crimped but cant find where to get the crimping equipment.

Offline Burtess

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Re: Steel Leader
« Reply #1 on: Jan 08, 2013, 08:28 PM »
You don't need the crimp sleves or tools.

I use Malin 7 strand uncoated SS, 20lb test and 0.012" diameter.  Simply put the wire through the hook eye (or swivel or whatever) and leave a 4" or so tag line.  Clamp a set of forceps to the end of the tag line for weight.  Spin the forceps around while holding the hook in one hand and the longer length of wire in the other (tight).  Watch your chin....  Trim the tag line tight.

This will make a bunch of tight twists that will not unravel with no bulky crimps.

HTH.... Burt  :)


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