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trolling harness wire

Discussion in 'Tackle Making' started by davef, Aug 16, 2008.

  1. Can someone please advise where i can get some of the wire that is used to tie up the 2 hook trolling harness's like are for sale at snug harbor. I am interested in the type where the wire can be snelled onto the hooks, Also i noticed these still had the attachment loop completed with a crimped sleeve. Can a loop knot be made at this point the same as i do mono or must i use the wire sleeves?

    I am in the process of ordering a few things from cabelas and if they have the correct wire i want to include it. I know cabelas has wire but i don't know which one can be used this way. Thank you.
     
  2. K gonefishin

    K gonefishin Eye Slayer

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    I would skip the wire, on my double willow harnesses I like to use 30 pound fireline, alot more stealthy than wire and easier to store and it won't kink up on you. put a ball bearing swivel on the end to connect to leaders.
     

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  3. i remember those ... didn't we catch a ho bunch of walleye on the one the right this past weekend???

    kevorikian with lime green puke dots..... LOL

    Frank
     
  4. K gonefishin

    K gonefishin Eye Slayer

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    Yes we did both the blue huckleberry and the purple is called Cj's special you retard...LOL...it's the big fish bait remember.
     
  5. Hook N Book

    Hook N Book The Original Hot Rod Staff Member

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    K, where can I pickup some of those "CJ's special you retard"...??? They look mighty fine. :D
     
  6. Rodney you have to get them delivered off the Polish/Short bus.
     
  7. K gonefishin

    K gonefishin Eye Slayer

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    Ohh Yeah that's right...but unfortuneatly for you this buss doen't visit BUNGAL town...GO STEELERS.

    Seriously though..Cj's special has a purple back, it's a big fish killer, Craig at Erie can get them for you.
     
  8. Gju42486

    Gju42486 Banned

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    well at least kgone is kind of a good guy and has good taste in football teams......i never knew you were a steelers fan Kev, im a pittsburgh boy born and raised untill uncle sam sent me to cleveland AKA satans @$$hole :p
     
  9. Can the hooks be snelled on when using fireline? If yes that sounds like the plan.
     
  10. K gonefishin

    K gonefishin Eye Slayer

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    yes and they snell great and get super tight when pulled. easier to snell them actually.
     
  11. fugarwi7

    fugarwi7 Lumberjack

    If you want to tie harnesses with wire, I use Berkley 15# black coated wire and it ties up okay. It takes a little practice to not kink the wire when snelling, but it can be done. I make a crimped sleeve loop on the leader end to attach to the main line. Using these in toothy critter country adds a certain reassurance I wont bring in a cut line should a pike or musky take my offering.

    I have made several harnesses with wire and most often, they catch as many fish as those tied with fluoro. However, I will attest a more stealthy presentation will out perform wire on certain days.
     
  12. go to janns netcraft website they have what you need