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perjantai 9. lokakuuta 2015

Trace wire jungle.

Well,some years have passed since I started with fly fishing for pike and everything involved in this beautiful sport has become more and more advanced.
Different type of rods,reels,lines,hooks etc,etc have appeared on market,even flies have came in progress with wiggle tails and other exciting stuff.

About rods,I have found what type of rods I like to use,same thing with lines.
Reels are less important for me as long as it got a decent drag and take a nine weight line.

I also feel comfortable with different kind of hooks,it depend on what kind of flies I'm tying.
One thing that I really struggling with to decide what to use is the beloved trace wire material.
When I started with fly fishing Fortress Predator was a wire used by many,it got some fans even these days.


I used it too but it use to get kink after so few fishes I decided to try to find some other brand and after some study I found a brand called Optima kevlar.
First feelings was pretty good about it,easy to knot,soft texture.Actually I thought that a trace wire could not get any better than this.


All those features were good but durability was bad....very bad,you had to check the wire very carefully after every fish and after couple of fishes it use to look like this,sometimes even after only one fish.Not good.....


Tried with little bit of this,little bit of that before I got my hands on Sakuma plastic coated steelwire,my first wire to weld.
At the moment I got so many different brands at home I  can't even remember all of them but my favourite wire at the moment is AFW Bleeding wire which I have many good experiences with so far.
Partridge pike tech wire isn't bad either but.....I don't know,value for the money isn't quite in line here imo.


Use to take some different brands with me on every trip just to compare.
But as I said,AFW bleeding wire is my favourite at the moment but I'm still wander in the jungle looking for perfection.


Show must go on.....

8 kommenttia:

  1. thanks for information! I am planning to switch to wire. How to you make your loops?

    VastaaPoista
  2. Hi Twich.
    Can't explain in english but from Youtube you can find a video called
    "Bauer pikerig" from 7.20 you can see how it's done :)

    Tight lines

    VastaaPoista
  3. Hey Johan!
    You must try those beading wires for jewelry making. The brands are for example Accu-flex, Flex-rite and Beadalon. You can get a 30 metre spool of 49 strand 0,61mm wire for under 35€. It is just like Afw surflon micro supreme, probably comes from the same factory.

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thnx for the tip,need to check that out too.

      Poista
  4. The Beadalon 49 strand is supreme for any articulated patterns, as above very similar to the AFW, cant say ive used it for tubes as i have only just started on them.
    Johan I have seen alot of people locally using Authanic Wire, have you tried it yet?

    VastaaPoista
  5. The Beadalon 49 strand is supreme for any articulated patterns, as above very similar to the AFW, cant say ive used it for tubes as i have only just started on them.
    Johan I have seen alot of people locally using Authanic Wire, have you tried it yet?

    VastaaPoista
  6. No,I haven't tried Authanic wire either...as far as I can remember,still I think it's both looking and sound very familiar,

    VastaaPoista