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Tips to Better Wire Leaders

Expert tricks to rig wire leaders like a pro.

April 10, 2014
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Metallic leaders George Poveromo

Metallic leaders are often necessary to avoid cutoffs from Spanish and king mackerel, bluefish, wahoo, ­barracuda and sharks.

wire leaders
Wire leaders George Poveromo

Wire prep: Regardless of the type of metallic leader material you choose to employ, pre-rigging keeps you in the game when the bite is on.

wire leaders
Wire leaders George Poveromo

Titanium: Clinch knots can be used to attach titanium leaders to hooks.

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wire leaders
Wire leaders George Poveromo

Sevenstrand: Virtually toothproof, Sevenstrand wire requires sleeves and crimps.

wire leaders
Wire leaders George Poveromo

Nylon-Coated Sevenstrand: Figure-eight knots work well with nylon-coated Sevenstrand wire.

wire leaders
wire leaders George Poveromo

Single-Strand: A carefully tied haywire twist works best when using single-strand wire.

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