Crimps

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  • #6673
    fishsnatcher
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    Crimps apparently reduce drag when the line fly’s through the air and [in some cases] are stronger than a conventional knot, Iv’e never used crimps before so…

    How do you prepare them?

    #11404
    Miliwolf
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    Any drag benefit would be marginal at best, In theory when done correctly they are stronger then knots.

    Here is a article on crimping.
    (edit: Can,t find article I wanted)

    I like double sleeve crimps. I prefer the “Small Double Copper Sleeves” ones which tackle tatics sell. I mainly use them for wire because they are slower then knots.

    #11405
    yellowfin
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    I thought crimps were for wire trace but someone else on here will know more. I make a small loop for accommodating a hook or a swivel – pass the wire though the crimp, add the hook or other tackle item, then double it back and use pliers to squash the crimp onto the line, I use a knot as well for extra confidence that the thing will hold together. Wire is quite hard to knot well, especially the thicker stuff, so a crimp helps.

    #11406
    Miliwolf
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    Crimps are easier for high breaking strain line (around 200lb) and wire. Between 80-200lb it is debatable.

    #11407
    yellowfin
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    You obviously need crimps for heavier line classes, as it’s nearly impossible to tie a knot that will hold. Same thing with all wire trace.

    #11408
    yellowfin
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    Yep, although some wire has kind’ve a plastic coating you can melt to help it stay together (e.g. the wire at rebel sport), but I don’t know how much you’d want to trust it to hold the knot together.

    #11412
    yellowfin
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    You don’t want to do it the ghetto way. Crimps are really the only way for wire traces.

    #11433
    Sevengillz
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    Booger

    #11443
    yellowfin
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    I think it is called sure-weld. Rebel sport always have it in stock down here.

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