Author: Bullbuster Team
Learn How To Crimp Monofilament Fishing Line
In this article you will find three of the best videos on the internet that show you how to crimp monofilament fishing line. You will learn why crimping is necessary with heavier monofilament, as well as what not to do if you want a secure connection to your hook or terminal tackle when crimping.
Why Crimp Monofilament Fishing Line?
As your monofilament fishing line gets thicker, lets say 200Lb test and above, it starts to get bulkier and often stiffer. Many knots that you would use for lighter monofilament are either tougher to tie, or plain out just don't work with heavy monofilament. Using aluminum crimp sleeves to "crimp" your heavy monofilament is a proven technique to make secure connections to your hooks and terminal tackle such as swivels.
Videos That Show You How To Crimp Monofilament Fishing Line
Below you will find the three best videos on the web for using aluminum crimp sleeves to crimp monofilament fishing line. Youtube videos are a great resource for learning new things, if you don't understand something, you can always pause and start it again.
Making Leaders In Your Garage Tackle Center
This video posted by "Med Club Dr. Jen" ? doesn't look like it was put together by Dr. Jen, but that is another story, shows you a guy in a typical garage rigging station crimping mono to connect a hook. Some parts of this video are a bit blurry at the wrong times, so if you need further help or specifics check out the videos below this one.
Video Showing How To Put Your Crimp In Your Crimper
The video below posted by "Tarpon World" on Youtube is great because it has close ups of exactly how you should be laying your crimp on your crimping tool to crimp correctly.
Learn The Difference Between The Good The Bad & The Ugly When It Comes To Crimping
The video below posted on Youtube by fishing show "IntoTheBlueFishing" is professionally shot and goes in depth into crimping technique. Whats great about this video is that towards the end of it (starting at "1:37") you get to see three different results of a crimp job. We call it "The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly", these are three possible outcomes of your crimping job.
Wrapping It Up
To sum up this article, you as your mono gets thicker (200Lb test and above) you are going to want to start crimping. Crimping is better for heavy mono because as it gets thicker knots that you used for lighter lines are either harder to tie, or plain just don't work. When crimping make sure that you are :
1) Using The Right Size Crimp Sleeve For Your Mono (Learn How To Never Choose The Wrong Crimp Again)
2) Placing Your Crimp Sleeve In Your Crimping Tool Correctly
3) Leaving A Flair On Each Side Of Your Crimp So That The Aluminum Is Not Cutting Into Your Mono Leader Material
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