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    Making Fishing Leaders

    Hey guys, I need your help. I'm tired of store brought crap fishing leaders that tangle after 2 casts. I'm ready to start making my own leaders. Can someone help me make a grocery list of what I'll need?

    Type of Fishing:

    Freshwater/Saltwater bottom fishing.

    I'd like to look at fishing above the bottom as well, but I think that's another thread right?

    Thanks in advance for any help you can lend.

    TW

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    Wasup TW haven't seen you in a while! But holla at kmw, when i talked to him at spsp he had some sweet fishfinder rigs that he had made up, in fact he gave me one that im gonna mimic myself. Even though they are ff rigs you can use the same principles for bottom high/low rigs!



    tight lines...

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    i think KMW is using clipped down pulley rigs. if so you can google it and get an idea on what to do.

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    http://www.sea-fishing-rigs.co.uk/be...hing-rigs.html

    Thanks D and Mark.

    Is this less tangle prone? Anyone using these type of rigs?

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    I prefer a spool of 30 or 50 lb test
    cut off 3ft of line tie a surgeons knot at the bottom to hold the sinker then tie a dropper loop knot above the sinker and tie a barrel swivel at the top w a palomar knot.
    Learn these knots first though

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    Quote Originally Posted by bloodworm View Post
    I prefer a spool of 30 or 50 lb test
    cut off 3ft of line tie a surgeons knot at the bottom to hold the sinker then tie a dropper loop knot above the sinker and tie a barrel swivel at the top w a palomar knot.
    Learn these knots first though
    Check those setups Bloodworm ^^^^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by twcrawford View Post
    http://www.sea-fishing-rigs.co.uk/be...hing-rigs.html

    Thanks D and Mark.

    Is this less tangle prone? Anyone using these type of rigs?
    yes as long as you use leader material instead of line.

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    I use them all.. I'm going to try and get some pictures up tonight.. Nothing professional but they work for me..

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    Ok here is my version of the FF Rig... I use this type of rig when Im fishing with spinning reels (with Braid) and want to use big bait... As you can see this design gives you the option to swap out hook leaders.. Swivels, Rig Material and Coastal snaps are all 80lb test...



    then I make hook leaders different types and style hooks to suit any type of fishing i'm doing..
    Last edited by Kwesi W.; 03-27-2011 at 09:59 PM.

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    This is a rig (Single Dropper ) I used on Saturday.. As u can see by the hooked it's been worked pretty good...


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    This rig (Double Dropper) is made from Sufix Rig material which is very soft so i tie knots and not crimp... it's rated at 50lb test so I only use it when I'm using 4oz of less.


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    Quote Originally Posted by twcrawford View Post
    Check those setups Bloodworm ^^^^^
    yeah i meant to say a surgeons end loop knot

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    When Distance (130yds plus) is Key then the Pulley Clip Down rig is the Ticket. I use the Gemini Splashdown sinker because it's the best sinker I've found for the OTG cast. Most other bait clips will come undone mid flight.

    Gemini Sinker


    Here is the Pulley Rig minus the hook leader..


    Total Rig


    Locked up and ready to go!


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    Kmw your the man. Thank for the tips and the pics sir.

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    No Problem..

    Each one Teach one!

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    KMW's sinker looks like this thing, the Solar Probe Plus

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_Probe_Plus

    I am just a small potato among all the scientists and engineers working hard to launch it near the sun (8.5 solar radii) in the year of 2015. We sure can use your help if you can cast that far, but it would not be made of lead since it will melt long before it can get close to the orbit near the sun (1400-1700 Celsius).
    Last edited by Hysteresis; 03-27-2011 at 11:41 PM.

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    It looks like cosmetic bling-bling site with foreign currency exchange confusions to me. I still have so much to learn. Thank you.
    Last edited by Hysteresis; 03-28-2011 at 12:20 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markedwards View Post
    yes as long as you use leader material instead of line.
    Flourocarbon? What test?

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    For the rig body at least 50lb test and hook leader 20lb test minimum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markedwards View Post
    For the rig body at least 50lb test and hook leader 20lb test minimum.
    Thanks Mark

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    for simple t&B rigs jans netcraft has the arms and ive been using AMF red 7 strand nylon coated wire in 40#. some crimps and beads and a duolock or breakaway fast clip for the sinker. i got tired of tangled mono rigs i tied and they always seemed to twist up and tangle when casting their ok on my kayak but when casting in the surf i like the wire arms because they are free spinning. i use 20# fluro for leader to hook
    WORK TO LIVE. LIVE TO FISH

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    Quote Originally Posted by surfnsam View Post
    for simple t&B rigs jans netcraft has the arms and ive been using AMF red 7 strand nylon coated wire in 40#. some crimps and beads and a duolock or breakaway fast clip for the sinker. i got tired of tangled mono rigs i tied and they always seemed to twist up and tangle when casting their ok on my kayak but when casting in the surf i like the wire arms because they are free spinning. i use 20# fluro for leader to hook
    Do you think wire spooks the fish?

    KMW inspired me! I've ordered some 60# flouro, barrels, cast locks, sleeves and a crimping tool also a 20# flouro for the hooks and some Owner circles. I should have them by Thursday. I'll be posting my rigs for critiques. How's that sound? I did see some spreaders...hope I can do without them to start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twcrawford View Post
    Do you think wire spooks the fish?

    KMW inspired me! I've ordered some 60# flouro, barrels, cast locks, sleeves and a crimping tool also a 20# flouro for the hooks and some Owner circles. I should have them by Thursday. I'll be posting my rigs for critiques. How's that sound? I did see some spreaders...hope I can do without them to start.
    surfnsam and twcrawford look at the link KMW posted and take a close look at the 2 hook flapper. its a top n bottom rig with trapped swivels on the rig body this lets your hook rotate in 2 different directions. also the swivels are smaller than the wire arms and can help when the fish get leader/hardware shy.

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    Some will say yes, but I personally have not had any issues with wire leaders spooking anything....

    Im glad I inspired you.. It's a great feeling to catch a personal best on a rig you made.....


    Quote Originally Posted by twcrawford View Post
    Do you think wire spooks the fish?

    KMW inspired me! I've ordered some 60# flouro, barrels, cast locks, sleeves and a crimping tool also a 20# flouro for the hooks and some Owner circles. I should have them by Thursday. I'll be posting my rigs for critiques. How's that sound? I did see some spreaders...hope I can do without them to start.

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