- 29/10/2008 at 3:14 am #6673fishsnatcherParticipant
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?29/10/2008 at 4:05 am #11404MiliwolfParticipant
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.29/10/2008 at 4:14 am #11405
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.29/10/2008 at 4:24 am #11406MiliwolfParticipant
Crimps are easier for high breaking strain line (around 200lb) and wire. Between 80-200lb it is debatable.29/10/2008 at 4:26 am #11407
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.29/10/2008 at 4:30 am #11408
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.29/10/2008 at 7:00 am #11412
You don’t want to do it the ghetto way. Crimps are really the only way for wire traces.30/10/2008 at 6:17 am #11433SevengillzParticipant
Booger30/10/2008 at 10:05 am #11443
I think it is called sure-weld. Rebel sport always have it in stock down here.
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