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 Posted: Sat Jan 5th, 2013 01:47 pm
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Dave Batista
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Hey howsit guys so I recently bought some 440lb steel cable and decided to make some slide and swim-bait traces with it. I made 3 swim-bait traces the same as this one, 2 fixed 20/0 mustad circle hooks with a 3/0 power swivel ,the trace is 3m long.I snelled both the circle hooks so they are vas and connected the cable to the swivel by a fig 8 knot and then secured the tag end with a crimp and then added heat shrink to it for some extra bling.

I'm planning on swimming baits in the 20-40kg region with this rig and will be using a 10m 1.8mm wind-on as the leader.

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 Posted: Sat Jan 5th, 2013 01:49 pm
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Here is a picture of how far apart the circle hooks are placed, this should be fine right?

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 Posted: Sat Jan 5th, 2013 01:51 pm
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Now I just need to figure out the best way to secure the rig to the fish. Any suggestions please guys.

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 Posted: Sun Jan 6th, 2013 12:32 am
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A picture of the 3/0 power swivel and heat shrink to cover the aluminum crimp.

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 Posted: Sun Jan 6th, 2013 07:57 am
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Any suggestions guys.

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 Posted: Sun Jan 6th, 2013 08:31 am
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Dave Batista wrote: Any suggestions guys.

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 Posted: Sun Jan 6th, 2013 05:54 pm
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Cable ties?? Enigma said to tie a small j hook3/0 to the bend of the circle and hook that behind the dorsal giving the circle free movment

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 Posted: Mon Jan 7th, 2013 12:26 am
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Aluminium crimps on cable is not a good idea it is meant for mono. It will corrode and it also seems you didn't use proper crimping tool to crimp it. On that note, those crimping tools made by Boon, Mustad etc have excellent cable cutters on them

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 Posted: Mon Jan 7th, 2013 12:57 am
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The crimp in this case it totally aesthetic as the knot will hold the cable in place.

Dave, never, ever put 2 hooks so far apart on a swim trace, one will be pulled straight if the the one hook is trailing outside the fishes mouth, the hook will hook the fish in the body and pull straight when it rolls

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As happened to me a 2nd shark will hook itself on the 2nd hook pulling one of the 2 hooks straight.......my case both hooks pulled straight

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 Posted: Mon Jan 7th, 2013 01:08 am
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How do you guys feel about using 2 circles on 1 trace ? Would it affect the action of the circle somehow? and allow something else to be hooked by mistake?

Last edited on Mon Jan 7th, 2013 01:10 am by Ant86

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