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Post by fisho999 » Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:27 am

hey

can i use normal pliers to crimp wire leaders? or do i need to buy an actual crimping tool?

thinking of doing some shark and big fish land based fishing for an upcoming trip (hopefully).

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Re: crimps

Post by Sebb » Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:41 am

fisho999 wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:27 am
hey

can i use normal pliers to crimp wire leaders? or do i need to buy an actual crimping tool?

thinking of doing some shark and big fish land based fishing for an upcoming trip (hopefully).

fisho999
I'd say use crimping tool.
Imagine you finally hooked on one and pop! Bye bye sharkie coz the crimp fails.
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Re: crimps

Post by Seniorfisho » Thu Jun 16, 2022 10:44 am

fisho999 wrote:
Thu Jun 16, 2022 9:27 am
hey

can i use normal pliers to crimp wire leaders? or do i need to buy an actual crimping tool?

thinking of doing some shark and big fish land based fishing for an upcoming trip (hopefully).

fisho999
Nice, where you headed? You'll need crimping pliers

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Re: crimps

Post by fisho999 » Thu Jun 16, 2022 12:16 pm

probably port Albert, fish off the pier at Albert. probably hit some beaches like 90 mile and any other ones in the area.

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Re: crimps

Post by greggo » Sun Jun 19, 2022 6:04 pm

Definitely use crimping pliers. The surface area crimped is most of the crimp itself, whereas using wire cutters-the surface of contact is minimal.
I got mine from Bunnings for about $30 and they are awesome.

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