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 Posted: Tue Sep 28th, 2010 08:01 pm
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Hi guys,just curious with regards to wind on leaders.

Whats the norm for length of a wind on? Is 1.3mm leader the norm ,what does this work out to approx breaking strain?

What breaking strain dacron would you match this up with and what length?

How many guys use steel between wind on and stopper and how many dont?

How many guys have lost Rod Eyes when casting with wind ons.

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fishersteve1972 wrote:
Hi guys,just curious with regards to wind on leaders.

Whats the norm for length of a wind on? IsĀ 1.3mm leader the norm ,what does this work out to approx breaking strain?

Leader including trace for competition anglers may not exceed 9m, we make out leaders 9m and as long as 11m but a 6.5m casts better

Many fish 1.2mm but I fish 1.3mm, 1.5mm and 1.8mm depending on where i'm fishing and what I am fishing for and on occasion fish with 200 or 400lbs steel windons

Depending on the line a 1.3mm could be anything from 130-160lbs

It must be borne in mind that the windon is there for protection against rocks and piers etc and with swimbait fishing to prevent a sharks tail from flailing the line to pieces, it is also there to remove the necessity to Gaff a fish as it helps give control over the shark/fish


What breaking strain dacron would you match this up with and what length?

80lbs or 130lbs on a 1.3mm leader and 130lbs for anything thicker. I now prefer to use Hollow Braid as it is smaller in diameter making for better casting and the fibers don't fray like they do with dacron. 200lbs is like 80lbs Dacron and 300lbs like 120lbs Dacron.

How many guys use steel between wind on and stopper and how many dont?

when going 1.3mm and more then I no longer use steel, at the end of the fight when leadering a fish adding wire just makes another point to break

How many guys have lost Rod Eyes when casting with wind ons.

Never but then again my guides have all been upgraded to a minimum of #16 including the tip, in theory a 2mm windon with single splice is 33% the ID of the #16 guide and the step is to a lower diamet and not to a higher diameter (as it would be if there was a knot) so there is in theory nothing to knock a guide ring out.

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9m

1.3mm for sharks is standard, but thicker can be used. 60kg

80pound dacron

personally i dont use steel, but many people do

you wont loose eyes, unless your wind on loop is to big. must not be able to put pinkie through it.

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Thanks again guys for all that info and your time to share it.

Much appreciated

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Since I converted to 1.3mm Wind On Leaders I make myself I have stopped using steel at the bopttom of the leader.

9m is what is allowed but I prefer a 6m leader. It works better for me. Casting is also a lot easier with an wind on leader.

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 Posted: Wed Sep 29th, 2010 07:41 pm
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