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Wire tippet for Shark

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Wire tippet for Shark

Postby cggoldens » Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:43 pm

I'm heading to Harker for a couple weeks in mid October mainly for the Albies, but I'm bringing along my TFO Bluewater rod with a 500 grain sinking line to try for some Amberjacks. Figure this outfit would work for a shark? We have often seen sharks in on the baitballs with the Albies and other fish and I'd like to give them a try. Never rigged for shark before.

What do you use for the wire tippet, how long should it be, and what knots do you use?

Anything else I should know?

Thanks

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Re: Wire tippet for Shark

Postby bhorsley » Sun Sep 11, 2011 5:03 pm

have not a ton of success on the sharks in bait balls but have caught them better chumming.
i use single strand 43 pound test wire --use haywire twist of barrel twist to attach fly. i use a small swivel on the end that goes to the tippet. Rio makes some tie able wire that works well use at least 30 pound 40 pound better.
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Re: Wire tippet for Shark

Postby cggoldens » Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:45 am

Thanks for the quick info!! :)

How long is the wire leader you use?

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Re: Wire tippet for Shark

Postby bhorsley » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:30 pm

12 to 16 inches
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