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 Posted: Wed Jan 2nd, 2013 06:09 am
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Brendon C
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i have seen guys making swimbait traces using carbon coated steel,i once had a trace made up for me using AFW steel trace wire,we took 3 strands of 8m in length and twisted them into one.not very easy.we used 10 or 11 o tuna hooks.is there not to much drag with the nylon coated.al with ragards to raggies and the teeth factor with nylon coated.brendon

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 Posted: Wed Jan 2nd, 2013 08:51 am
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Use uncoated 440lbs 49 Strand commercial cable (1.5mm) for swimbaits, the purpose of swimbaiting is to hook giants and giants with teethe that bit through a lot of cables / wires but not 440lbs in a hurry.

All you need is here and a few misplaced swimbait threads you can find doing a search

http://www.sealine.co.za/view_forum.php?id=89

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 Posted: Wed Jan 2nd, 2013 10:47 am
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The 440lb steel cable is also very cheap, bought mine at R2p/m at builders warehouse. I've just made 3 swim-baits traces with it and a few slide traces too, it ties decent knots and is way harder to cut through than carbon coated stainless steel,it also lasts longer too. Caught a raggie on it the other day and the stuff was still perfect and the raggie had the steel in it's mouth.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 2nd, 2013 11:00 am
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Get a proper side cutter Dave it cuts the cable like a hot knife through butter

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Enigma wrote: Get a proper side cutter Dave it cuts the cable like a hot knife through butterJa I've got one but it's a little rusty. I initially thought that snelling a circle hook was going to be problematic with this thick steel cable but it snells nicely under about 200lbs of pressure for about 15-20 seconds.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 2nd, 2013 11:18 am
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wrap 2 turns (spiral) of insulation tape onto the shank.

Do the snell and hold in place

Wrap with insulation tape and you're good to go, as the fish pulls tight the snell locks over itself.

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 Posted: Wed Jan 2nd, 2013 09:49 pm
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Great will try that root.where can I purchase uncoated 440lb .hardware stores etc

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 Posted: Thu Jan 3rd, 2013 04:06 am
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Yes hardware and steel merchants

Use the softer supple one used to hang light fittings and displays and not the hard springy one used for electric fencing

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 Posted: Thu Jan 3rd, 2013 05:25 am
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Thanks for the advice.will have a look

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