Cow Bell

Texlee

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Jun 3, 2012
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Vernon, Texas, USA
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Alben Lee
Boat
Excel
My cow bell came in with too long of a leader. I need to shorten it. The steel cable leader measures 1.45 mm. What size barrel crimp do I need and it needs to be a steel. What crimping/swaging tool do I need to make the crimp? Thanks Tex.
 

HavasuSun

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Jul 15, 2015
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Phoenix, AZ
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Scott
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Proline 32 "Knot Reely”
Honestly, I would take it to a tackle shop and have them do it. They only charge a couple of bucks and you are more likely to get a solid crimp.

With that said, I have changed the rigging on a couple of my cow bells. If I remember correctly they use different size line based on the cowbell size. You can measure the diameter of the wire and use that to select the correct crimp. Buy the best set of crimping pliers you can afford. Just like anything, you get what you pay for. You can plan on spending $70-$100 depending on what brand you select.
 

HavasuSun

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Jul 15, 2015
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Phoenix, AZ
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Scott
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Proline 32 "Knot Reely”
One other thought, I have some long leaders on some of my wahoo lures. Depending on how you fish, the longer leader does not cause any problems. Most guys fish a 30’-40’ 200lb mono shock leader between their main line and lure. You could use a wind on but I simply use a clip on and hand line the fish once the guy working the rod gets the fish close. The thick 200lb shock leader is very easy to pull in by hand.
 

hucklongfin

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Jul 3, 2003
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Mission Viejo
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MarkT
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Blazer Bay 1860
The guys (Matt) on the boat shortened both of mine for me.
 
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HavasuSun

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Jul 15, 2015
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Scott
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Proline 32 "Knot Reely”
What they said. ^. I was thinking you were high speed trolling on a private boat.