Brickies string for assist hooks on jigs?

 Hi all,


wondering if anyone has contemplated or ever used brickies string line cord for their assist hooks?

yes I know they sell the proper Dacron in the fishing stores but most of the time the assist hook and cord cost nearly as much as the whole jig itself.

i was thinking of testing the breaking strain and trialling brickies string.

its cheap, comes in a multitude of colours and is readily available at bunnings.


any feedback would be good








scottnofish's picture

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yep works ok so far

Sat, 2013-09-14 08:11

 got 2 dhuis last weekend on an assist made from brickies string

MattMiller's picture

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Not sure

Sat, 2013-09-14 08:26

about the brickies string but it's about $10 to buy a 5m spool of assist cord.

Hardly expensive for the real stuff.

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Sat, 2013-09-14 08:57

I got 100m of cheap chinese 250lb braid for $12 delivered off ebay, 100m should last a lifetime.   works great.


Anywhere anytime

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 Hey Scano,having been a

Sat, 2013-09-14 09:13

 Hey Scano,

having been a bricklayer for over twenty years I wouldn't trust brickies line as far as I could kick it. It's not very abrasion resistant and I certainly wouldn't trust it staying connected to a decent fish. I would stick with the assist cord for piece of mind.


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Scano you can buy kevla cord

Sat, 2013-09-14 09:40

Scano you can buy kevla cord online very cheap  and has worked well for me in the past



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No dramas

Sat, 2013-09-14 10:01

 Thanks for the feedback fella's.

most of the assist cord I have seen in the shops is around $30 minimum for only a small length. So looks as though I just need to look a bit harder.

wasnt entirely sure about the bickies string line but I thought no harm in asking. I have been keen keen on the whole DIY making my own fishing gear lately. With the weather being so crappy lately there is not much else to do (not really keen to sit it out on the stones in the hope of getting drenched for 1 lonely snapper)


thanks again for the feedback






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Sat, 2013-09-14 10:36

should have added to get it online.

SHIMREELS is a great place to get that sort of gear at prices alot lower than local.

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 IF you are after a cheaper

Sat, 2013-09-14 13:03

 IF you are after a cheaper alternative, just use 50lb greenspot dacron.... works fine for me when I need a backup


bludgin' since 94'

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 How about 2mm venetian blind

Sat, 2013-09-14 15:55

 How about 2mm venetian blind cord?

A bit more stretch than kevlar but shit loads cheaper, available from most hardwares too.