Wire Crimping set

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by carloscafe, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. carloscafe

    carloscafe Member

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    Darrin
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    In the past I always had the crew make my wire leaders. Now I want to try and wire things myself. Any recommendations on a crimping kit? I want to practice before my October trip so I can have it down.
    Thanks
     
  2. ripped

    ripped I've posted enough I should edit this section

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  3. freegaff2

    freegaff2 Well-Known "Member"

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    single strand wire and haywire twist...much stealthier rig for when they are "there" but have been hammered by boats ahead of you, and don't really want to go. Yeah, if its a wide open bite, you have to tie on a new one after each fish...first, you have to hook that first fish ;)
     
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  4. backlashjack

    backlashjack Scallywag

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    I like the Malin crimps. The 7Strand crimps are a bit thicker and do not crimp as easily. I've never had a failure with the Malin crimps but have pulled wire through a 7 strand crimp. BTW, I don't have a bitchen' Nicopress tool, just a decent crimper that you gotta squeeze hard and use your "man hands" with.
     

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