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Post  noodle on Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:32 pm

greg wrote:well its for the wife Embarassed . she's doin well with trout just now, but lost a few lures to pike.
she catches more without a trace. its just to keep the action in the lure.

right got you ul lures by any chance?

if so the 15lb wonder wire is what i use now albeit a recent convert as id run out of my old 20lb seven strand i trusted

the caliber does preserve the action of tiny cranks better than the 7 strand did based on these lures
salmo hornet and butcher a salmo minnow bait, tiny geo logic big s style lures rapala 3cm 4cm floating and sinking minnows.
for soft plastic spinner baits and inline spinners i couldnt find any difference with the wires

oh all use a stinless rig ring or size ten power swivel and the same cross lock (no idea what size it is though)


oh one rather important difference between the soft wires and cabled twisted seven strands is the 19/49 strand wires when looped around a branch for example dont break quite as easily and a few times will unravel if you pull very slowly
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Post  greg on Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:38 pm

cheers noodle, yes my lures and she just laffs...

small rapalas and taz.

she's even got a trophy and in the running for another.
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Post  greg on Sun Sep 12, 2010 9:15 pm

the drennan soft wire's fine crimped. 4 different lures 1 pike 3 trout.

caught by the wife no me Laughing
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Post  Alex Makk on Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:21 pm

Anyone used/heard of this stuff,

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ROZEMEIJER-SOLID-KEVLAR-STEEL-LEADER-27-5LB-10m-BARGAIN-/300422849544?pt=UK_SportsLeisure_Fishing_Lures_JN&hash=item45f298e408#ht_1034wt_911
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Post  Lefty on Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:27 pm

Can't say that I have Alex. But if it is kevlar reinforced then it should (hopefully) be longer lasting/tougher than 'normal' trace wire.
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Post  Alex Makk on Sun Dec 05, 2010 7:27 pm

just Reading 'Mick Browns guide to pike and predators'..... I must say a good read indeed.......

this is the thing that i'd though would come in handy to those new to tracemaking.......

It is the distance between the first hook and the upper hook.

hook size _ distance(mm)

4 _ 102mm(10cm)
6 _ 83mm(8cm)
8 _ 71mm(7cm)

bearing in mind that all traces should be at least 18'' (45cm)
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Post  Piker_Geoff on Tue Mar 01, 2011 12:59 am

ive used drennan seven strand for years with no problems,the top treble is fed through the eye, pulled under the bend of one of the trebles then fed through the eye again then fed down to the desired length fed through the bottom trebles eye then crimped up in two places on the drennan sleeve.
can any seasoned pikers shed any light on my way of doing it ?
regards
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Post  Andy Macfarlane on Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:41 am

Makk....it's wire by Bertus Rozemeijer, who invented the Salmo Slider no less. He's caught more 40s and 20lb+ Zeds than I could shake a stick at. What he doesn't know isn't worth knowing.
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Post  Alex Makk on Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:29 am

hmmm cheers andy, Very Happy
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Post  newie2010 on Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:19 pm

gonna start making my own traces now this weekend....got the gear, and a little bit of an idea, so all is good Very Happy
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Post  thomps11 on Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:13 pm

Dave,

Just a quick one mate, have a read of the good advice the lads are posting and check out youtube as well, there are a number of good tutorials on there for building your own traces.
hope this helps

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Post  matt859 on Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:05 pm

Solid wire traces

has any one used solid wire traces at all? I have access to some thin guage wire that twists lovely, would it be ok to use for lures? Any thoughts?
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Post  doug6364 on Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:26 pm

ive always made my traces, ever since i was a little lad. you get a lot of satisfaction in making them and then landing a whopper on them makes it all worth while !

i use drennan 7 strand 28lb or fox wire, crimped, and i use fox crimping pliers. they are a great bit of kit .

ive never had a trace fail with crimping so i see no need for me to twist unless.........................,,

the only thing i,m starting to find really difficult with crimping is i cant see the bloody hole in the crimp cause me eyes are going, i have to put my reading glasses on but i keep forgetting to take them to the bank with me !! poor old boy i hear you all shout !! lol! lol! lol! lol!
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