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Post  plumb68 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:18 pm

Lost two expensive lures using this now getting snagged, the ti must be slipping out of the crimp, the first time I was pulling really hard but today it didn't take much effort,
Certainly wont be using crimps again, confidence completely gone, I read something about this happening a couple of days ago too Sad

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Post  Eric Edwards on Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:39 pm

Are these leaders that you've made yourself or leaders that you've bought?

You won't get away with using single crimps on Ti, especially if it's solid, rather than cabled Ti. You have to use double-barrelled crimps and push it through the crimp three times.
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Post  plumb68 on Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:00 pm

I made them myself, I got the wire and crimps from Nev's shop and although it says on the pack "nev likes to use two crimps at each end" the lad in the shop said there's no need,
I asked about pushing it through 3 times and he said no need again.
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Post  Eric Edwards on Thu Apr 18, 2013 10:50 pm

Well he's wrong, as you've discovered to your cost I'm afraid. I'm guessing it was Bob who said that (skinny guy, big quiff?). At a push you can get away with single crimps and pushing the wire through three times but the best solution is definitely double-barrelled crimps. I use these and a Spro crimper and they never fail on me. I'll talk to Nev.
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Post  plumb68 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:24 am

That might be him late 20's, would you still need to do it like that for deadbaiting rigs because when I first went in I think it was for making those and I suppose you don't often get snagged deadbaiting. Don't want to get anyone in trouble lol
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Post  Eric Edwards on Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:31 am

Not Bob then, he's my age, thirty something Laughing

Don't worry, I'll handle it with care. Doesn't matter whether your lure fishing or bait fishing you need a secure fixing.
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Post  Eric Edwards on Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:35 am

Just spoke to Nev., he's going to follow it up with the people in the shop and tyry to make sure they give the right advice in future.
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Post  plumb68 on Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:35 am

Ok that's good, at least it was only a couple of lures lost, could have been a lot worse especially for a pike
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Post  RichardHH on Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:34 am

Eric Edwards wrote:Not Bob then, he's my age, thirty something  Laughing
30-something? Bob will be happy with that one! LOL!

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Post  RichardHH on Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:37 am

I've started to use the Lynx Titanium leaders. Have you seen them? They're really good quality and haven't let me down (Yet!)

Take a look at them, well worth it!

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Post  kell on Sun Nov 10, 2013 12:27 pm

Eric Edwards wrote:Not Bob then, he's my age, thirty something  Laughing

Don't worry, I'll handle it with care. Doesn't matter whether your lure fishing or bait fishing you need a secure fixing.
hehehe wish the screen was scratch and sniff lol Laughing 
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