Second type of bite to twisted leader

Second type of bite to twisted leader

Step 1, measure out about 40 inches (left shoulder to right hand outstretched to the right, may be less for you Big John!) of 300lb leader. This will be your bite/finishing leader.
Step 2, crimp one end of the 300lb to your twister leader
Step 3, slide 2 more crimps up the other end of the 300lb leader
Step 4, measure out approximately 18 inches (can be approximated as distance from left shoulder to left wrist)from the twisted leader-bite leader crimp connection, downwards toward the free end of the bite leader, and put a bend in the bite leader there. This will be where the swivel is attached.
Step 5, Slide the swivel up the bite leader and crimp, leaving some (about a centimeter from tip of folded leader to crimp) space for the swivel to move.
Step 6, Twist the free end of the bite leader around the other leg of the bite leader. These should go up another 12 inches or so. Crimp the two legs together at the end.

Now you have a solid connection with a really bite leader for extra protection. Is easier than it looks, and is definitely much faster than tying nail knots.

modified from Kozo Okubo - Legend 5


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p.s. i don't know why it

Mon, 2008-03-24 02:15

p.s. i don't know why it came up so small.. probably because its too long.

you can just save it and then zoom in. its not too blurry.

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Might have to get you to

Mon, 2008-03-24 04:10

Might have to get you to make me up a few Kasey. Went out on the peir last night and the size of some of the GT's i saw was unbelievable. Had to be 30++KG. Will head out tonight and try and get one on a popper. If not theres always a trip over to the islands to see whats around.

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kasey, ive never popped so i

Mon, 2008-03-24 08:24

kasey, ive never popped so i dont have much of a clue but i cant understand why you wouldnt use a wire trace, the only real reson i can think of is that it acts aa a shocky to absorbe some of the inital strike

cheers

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Hi milsey, good question.

Mon, 2008-03-24 12:25

Hi milsey,
good question. I've used kevlar bite leader but not wire. Might have to do with the stiffness and abrasion resistance. I'll ask around and get back to you.

Steve,
shh you're supposed to be well clear from the pier! ;) Were you just walking along and looking down, or could they be seen from shore?

How are your dates for April mate. I've picked up a few pointers since the last trip to the islands.. and I'll remember to bring a spare reel :S

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here is a previous

Tue, 2008-03-25 14:30

here is a previous discussion, brought up on gtpopping.com about wire leaders.
http://www.gtpopping.com/forum/index.php/topic,437.msg4677.html#msg4677