Google wire leader.
Google wire leader.
I want to make some leaders of a special nature for fishing. What I want to make are pieces of wire, starting about 2" long, then the ends spiraled to make two eyes with a straight piece in the middle. I would put a sinker on the straight part before making the second eye.
What type of high strength wire would I use? I could probably get some old guitar wires from a music shop and use the ones that don't have the secondary spiral winding. Or is there just a simple type of commonly available wire? Picture hanging wire is cheap, and it is kinda springy. Mainly, I want it not to bend too much or be soft and break from flexing.
fishing leader is sold in stores, it's made from stainless steel wire - at least what I've seen here -
If you were here, I'd say hit Bass Pro and see what they have. I've seen stainless leader there. See what Cabela's has for fishing tackle.
The local train store has a lot of music wire, some stainless. Ditto for one of the local hardware stores.
If you HAVE to do mail order, Brownell's sells music wire for spring making, get some of the smaller stuff.
Do they come with a slip sinker?
Are they sold with sliding sinkers?
To all: I need to make some very short pieces because if I use too long of a piece of anything, it tends to tangle with the lure when casting. Right now, I use the twist on leads with the rubber centers. I want something that will not kink the line or tangle when cast, or slide up from the lure. I will attatch to the lure with a split ring.
There are crimp fittings useful in making eyes. The crimping pliers are under 10 bux. Bass Pro, Cabela's, Gander Mountain, etc.
You buy the crimp on sleeves or ferules at the bait or sporting goods store and make the leaders to your spec's. Add a sliding sinker, crimp leader with loop at each end. Or put a swivel with clasp on one end.
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