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Splice or not to splice, that is the question.

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Splice or not to splice, that is the question.

Post by CraigBeverley on Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:45 pm

Leadcore, what do you guys think? The splicing sure is neat but I can't believe it will work as well as a knot.
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Post by Woodchucker on Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:13 pm

I buy ready made leaders but a number of the lads splice rather than knot scratch

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Post by jason on Sun Feb 13, 2011 5:56 pm

a splice is much stronger than a knot as when you splice it the more pressure you apply the stronger it gets,a knot has a strangulating affect
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Re: Splice or not to splice, that is the question.

Post by healdy on Mon Feb 14, 2011 4:22 am

Not wanting to tell my Granny how to suck eggs but - you need to be careful with knots on leadcore - ie any beads terminal bits need to be able to pull over the knot or you are at risk of creating a death rig.

a bit fidly splicing but worth it i think - if i am unsure i just dab some super glue over the spliced area - though i am not sure its necessary - it makes me feel better.


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Post by Faras on Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:10 pm

i've found aslong as you have at least 1 inch of splice the loop is practically impossible to break. leaves a much neater set up and is a lot more cost effective if you buy a spool of leadcore and splice yourself rather than buying the readymades.
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Re: Splice or not to splice, that is the question.

Post by CraigBeverley on Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:32 pm

Thanks chaps, I'll give it a go and if I'm happy I'll use it.
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Post by Stotty on Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:34 pm

Faras wrote:i've found aslong as you have at least 1 inch of splice the loop is practically impossible to break. leaves a much neater set up and is a lot more cost effective if you buy a spool of leadcore and splice yourself rather than buying the readymades.


got to say i do the same and i never buy the made ones always do my own

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Post by BWA on Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:15 pm

I thought leadcore was getting banned from a lot of fisheries !!! Is that not the case anymore?
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Post by Stotty on Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:17 pm

BWA wrote:I thought leadcore was getting banned from a lot of fisheries !!! Is that not the case anymore?


Depends where you fish Rob..

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Post by BWA on Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:23 pm

Is it still banned on the BT waters? I use the Korda safezone leaders, like has been said they are a fiver but last for ages if you don't lose in trees lol. They are even better now they have increased length to 1 metre instead of 60cm
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Re: Splice or not to splice, that is the question.

Post by Stotty on Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:52 pm

BWA wrote:Is it still banned on the BT waters? I use the Korda safezone leaders, like has been said they are a fiver but last for ages if you don't lose in trees lol. They are even better now they have increased length to 1 metre instead of 60cm


I use the BERKLEY Snide Leaders if L.C is banned (like the B.T waters)



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