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Thread: 7 Strand vs. solid wire leader & how to tie

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    nope...already received the sleeves and crimper....but was going to buy another crimper that would crimp the smaller sleeve. Lesson learned...ask before you leap.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Sleeves and coated wire work great for repairing wind chimes!

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    simplicity is best for king fishing. You need to know how to figure 8 know a 7 strand leader. The Crimping mess is just extra unnecessary work and something else to fail. Old school gets it done.
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    Picked one of these up and it makes a nice Haywire Twist. J&M had them.
    There are 2 sizes we got the large one.

    Du-Bro Pro Series - E/Z Twist #2 For 9-13 Gauge Wire
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    I know John G has switched to a simple over hand knot when tying 7 strand but he taught me to run the leader thru the eye of the hook or swivel.Then tie a double overhand knot but don't cinch it down then follow up with the haywire twist when a fish eats and you set the hook it cinches down tight .Or you can use just the simple Overhand knot I believe John has proven that it will hold
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    I am a little OCD and don't like the tag end of the wire where it can stab you so I tend to stay away from the overhand or figure eight. Instead I use a snell on the hook side and a double overhand followed by a haywire on the swivel end when using 7 strand. Sometimes I use the double overhand on both sides if I want the hook to have more freedom.

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    Thank you for all the posts. I learned a lot...specifically about the simple knots on 7 strand wire. I bought the AFW size 1 but the crimper was to large for it. Also learned you are not to use 7 strand with sleeves/crimping. I'll try to use them by hard "crimping" with regular needle nose pliers. Its great to know that now I have two options. I'm also ordering some single strand wire...since I've already invested in the sleeves and crimper.

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    I've always liked Calvins method of snelling with sevenstrand, and a figure 8 on the swivel end. It takes a little more practice but I think it lets the hook sit a little straighter. When the bite is hot, and the leaders are running low, I just tie a quick figure 8 and go. Its handy to have a dozen or 2 in reserve.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tofer View Post
    I've always liked Calvins method of snelling with sevenstrand, and a figure 8 on the swivel end. It takes a little more practice but I think it lets the hook sit a little straighter. When the bite is hot, and the leaders are running low, I just tie a quick figure 8 and go. Its handy to have a dozen or 2 in reserve.
    +1 on Calvin's treble hook sevenstrand snell knot. Several years age Calvin posted a youtube video of it on the old ECPF, but it must have been taken down because I cannot find it now.

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    This isn't Calvin's video, but is essentially the same method with a couple of extra features added.

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