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Old 03-23-2013, 10:31 AM
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Good shark and bull leaders

This summer i intend to do a good amount of shark and bull red fishing. What are some good leaders and how do make them? I prefer to use circle hooks. I am primarily going after large bull reds, > 35 inchs, and sharks in the 5-9 foot range. Also will be casting them and not yaking them out.

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Old 03-23-2013, 10:47 AM
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If you do a search on this subject you will find many good posts from the surf fishing forum.
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hand made,12 foot shark leaders. these leaders consist of 6 foot 480 lbs red vinyl coated stainless steel cable 6 foot 400 lbs red mono(.095 weed eater line) 16/0 red plastic coated Mustad 39960 hook Rig also contains a fish finder slide for your weight. All crimps are hydraulically produced to ensure even pressure across the entire crimp

$3.75 each or 3 for $15.00
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$3.75 each or 3 for $15.00
So you pay more for each if you buy multiple? Interesting concept.
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I got some 600 lb cable and swivels and 18/0 circle hooks at ftu and made about 4.5 long with that stuff. Then i picked up some green weed eater line at berings and made one with it. Does anyone know a good way to cut strong cable? I had to use my dremel to cut the cable for mine.
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I use the weed eater line. 10ft, no cable. Works good
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Do you cast or yak that leader out? I cast out.
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Check out double D extreme tackle. Has great shark leaders and he is out of Kingwood. Just google and search his name. Great tackle at great prices
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My mistake shouldn't make posts when you are extremely HUNG OVER Price should be $3.75 each or 3 for $9.00 including shipping not $15.00.
These can be casted out using a 10 or 12 foot pole with out a problem. You can take the eye of the hook and place it on a leg of your spider weight and it makes the leader length 6 foot and is very easy to cast .
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I got some 600 lb cable and swivels and 18/0 circle hooks at ftu and made about 4.5 long with that stuff. Then i picked up some green weed eater line at berings and made one with it. Does anyone know a good way to cut strong cable? I had to use my dremel to cut the cable for mine.
I was having the same problem. Regular wire cutters or bolt cutters tend to deform or fray the ends of the cable making it difficult to push the end into a crimp.

I found a cable cutter at a farm supply store. It is about the size of a large pair of pliers. I have used it to cut coated 360# 49 strand and it made a perfect, uniform cut. As easily as it cut the 360#, it should handle up to 600#. It is a "single use" tool, but it only cost about $12.
It is made from a high carbon steel so it will rust fast if you get saltwater on it. Don't ask how I know this.
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