Barrel Sleeve Crimps & Mono Line For Crimping Fishing Leaders!

Scuba Chris

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  • May 17, 2016
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    Using Heavy Duty Crimping Pliers w/Double Barrel Crimps To Make Mono Leaders Using a Flemish Eye!

    In this "How To" segment i'll show what i use to make a monofilament leader for trolling or plugging & jigging large powerful fish. My first big fish was the first day on my RIB Diving Boat. Hit a monster Blue Marlin in only 30-40fms. I could see the reef structure inside of me when it struck. Since then i've caught literally tons of fish over the years on different boats using this leader making system.

    My 2 largest fish ever brought in on my flemish eye leaders was 2 Pacific Blue Marlins within a week of each other. The smallest of the 2 was 940lb. When you lock down your Senator 14/0 using 180lb mono on a 130lb Hana B Rod and the fish is dragging you backwards you know it's going to be a long day. Especially when you're on your own on a 17ft McKee.

    One thing i noticed on fighting big fish like these. They don't jump at this size when fighting. The smaller 350lb Blue in the pic was on a 9/0 Senator using only 50lb mono on a 50lb Hana B Rod. I was targeting Wahoo on the inner drops on my dive boat that day. Was not ready for this!



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    grander007

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    mate, that's a great topic

    I recommend using two back to back double barrell swivels, and never not never 'over crimping' because the line weakens sig or even breaks inside the crimp - the two factor allows more slip on a massive fish, w/out breaking internally, w/out terminal tackle failure

    tight lines,
     
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    Scuba Chris

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    mate, that's a great topic

    I recommend using two back to back double barrell swivels, and never not never 'over crimping' because the line weakens sig or even breaks inside the crimp - the two factor allows more slip on a massive fish, w/out breaking internally, w/out terminal tackle failure

    tight lines,
    Yes, after a few trips i always re-crimp. After a big fish i re-crimp. I always use double crimps for trolling & single for jigging off the boat. Very fast to re-crimp on the water. Never ever lost a fish to a bad crimp job. Reason why i start with a long leader. Always double sleeves, never singles. Thanks.
     
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    woodfish330

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    Chris.... one of the biggest problems with the "Flemish Eye" is its not for trolling plugs.... PERIOD. (Unless your a skilled swagger).

    Most anglers when tightening the eye... and setting the first swage.... do not make a 100% sure the "point" is EXACTLY centered... before making the swage. Even a slightly offset "point" (inside the eye)... will cause bad tracking.... and the inability to tune it properly. 90% of even more skilled anglers miss this completely.

    Proved this a million times in the 80's and 90's. To prove it.... I just needed to cut off the offending "Eye"... and rerig the customers lure right there. Did it for thousands of anglers....right there on the boat. Where the "proof is in the pudding" ....so to speak.

    Why do you think I developed and sold for many years... the Trolling Harness with the reverse scissor clip... covered by the black rubber trolling boot. ALWAYS runs correctly. Doesn't depend on angler skill level at all. Anyways... Good videos and nice work my Brother.
     
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