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Old 11-08-2012, 11:16 AM
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Default Re: Wire shock tippet

We've used wire shock tippets for 'Cuda. We like red starnded wire the best, and always use crimp-sleeves for our "knot". Basically we run the wire through the crimp sleev, then through the eye, and then back through the crimp sleeve. mash it down good, then i like to wrap the tagg around the mainline 5 or 6 times like the start of a cynch knot. then I fix the wraps in place with either epoxy or thick zap-a-gap, just in case the wire slips in the sleeve. Don't try and crimp with regular pliers, get a pair made for it.

We keep several flies rigged with about 15-18inches of wire attached to the fly, and a barrel swvel on the other end for the leader connection. If we run out of rigged flies...went though 6 one day, then I rig on the spot and use two(2) crimp sleeves in line....yes, I'm paranoid....and those big 'ol half chicken flies are expensive!
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