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Post  applehead on Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:24 pm

had a few hours on the river using surface lures yesterday ( had 3 nice mid to high singles Very Happy ) but was upset by TWO of the brand new drennon spin traces i bought yesterday braking at the lure clip when hit by a fish.
not only did this result in two expensive lures being lost , the pike may still have the lure attached!
i was wondering if anyone else has had issues with these traces as once could be a fluke but twice in one day must be poor product / workmanship.
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Re: drennon traces

Post  Bazz on Fri Sep 04, 2009 10:07 pm

I have used the Drennon wire to make my own but have not tried their ready made ones.. Surprised

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Post  noodle on Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:08 am

are the clips still the hook and eye type?

if so just take them off and stick a cross lock on the drennan clips are ok for lead links but thats about it
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Re: drennon traces

Post  applehead on Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:35 pm

yes the are the hook and eye and my mate has had the same thing with these traces - last purchase for me !
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Re: drennon traces

Post  robh107 on Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:24 pm

i dont use ready made traces of any kind, although i did have alot of breakages which i put down to a bad batch with the last spool of drennan 7 strand 20lb b/s that i had.... i've now gone onto fox easy twist in 30lb b/s and i'm yet to have any problems.... it seems to withstand more punishment from the pike too (meaning it kinks alot less and i get more pike from one trace). all in all i think its a much better wire than even the best drennan that i've used.
if you need help making your own traces i'll gladly show you mate
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Re: drennon traces

Post  Andy Macfarlane on Mon Oct 05, 2009 12:28 am

Crap snap-links. Who knows why anyone would put these bits of nonsense on a pike lure. Make your own traces with good cross-loks or something of that ilk. that way, you can be positive knowing the traces have been made to your standards.

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Re: drennon traces

Post  Lefty on Tue Oct 06, 2009 10:21 am

Agree with you there Andy.

I use a cross lock type connection and never had one go on me yet. Other types never fill me with any confidence and have lost lures and some fish until I changed over.
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Post  bigfish on Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:00 pm

robh107 wrote:i dont use ready made traces of any kind, although i did have alot of breakages which i put down to a bad batch with the last spool of drennan 7 strand 20lb b/s that i had.... i've now gone onto fox easy twist in 30lb b/s and i'm yet to have any problems.... it seems to withstand more punishment from the pike too (meaning it kinks alot less and i get more pike from one trace). all in all i think its a much better wire than even the best drennan that i've used.
if you need help making your own traces i'll gladly show you mate
i want to make my ov not pike fished ever wn traces i av never pike fished before but want to do it correct-----i need help pal

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