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malarkey
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   Old Thread  #10 15 Nov 2023 at 7.00pm    Login    Register
Gardner slinky
Off_Radar
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   Old Thread  #9 15 Nov 2023 at 5.36pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #1
Been using 20lb IQ2 for my boom sections for a few years now as Iíve always found the 25lb boom a bit too stiff for my liking. Iíve always crimped it using the Small crimps and fingers crossed never had a problem. Had carp to just under 60lb abroad and cats to just under 100lb and always been fine.
dannyuk32
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dannyuk32
   Old Thread  #8 23 Oct 2023 at 10.10pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #3
Could you put your Hooklink in a 2mm straw (same length as hooklink) and it woudn't touch the sides?
That's my version of DEAD straight.
SnapSh0ts
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SnapSh0ts
   Old Thread  #7 17 Oct 2023 at 9.46am    Login    Register
I like using the Thinking Anglers Recoil. Making rigs with it can be cumbersome due to the coil but easy to enough to straighten once you have finished making your rig. Not as stiff as the korda mouth trap but stiffer than other stuff on the market.

2 methods of straightening.

1. Steam over the kettle.
2. Using 2 rig pullers - pull the rig taught and then attempt to stretch it 30 to 40 times in quick succession. on the last stretch, hold it for 10 to 20 seconds. The rig should be very close to straight. Not as effective as a kettle but very good trick bank side. (learned this from ian chillcot)
Jimmers532
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   Old Thread  #6 17 Oct 2023 at 5.31am    Login    Register
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Iíve bought some 0.5 crimps to try , il let you know how I get on 👍
Hudson
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Hudson
   Old Thread  #5 16 Oct 2023 at 11.07pm    Login    Register
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I didnít find the iq crimped very well. Maybe the xs size would be ether as I was using the smalls before the Xs came out
Jimmers532
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   Old Thread  #4 16 Oct 2023 at 10.39pm    Login    Register
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I think il give this a go, I love the 20lb iq2
Rarebit
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   Old Thread  #3 16 Oct 2023 at 2.45pm    Login    Register
I crimp the 20lb IQ2 with the XS crimps..it works great and straightens quite easily. I usually steam it but a few hours on a rig board also works.
dannyuk32
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dannyuk32
   Old Thread  #2 10 Oct 2023 at 9.35pm    Login    Register
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Tried the 15 and 20 ... hard to fully straighten.
Went back to the 25.
Same with other Flouros - thinner the diameter.....
Jimmers532
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   Old Thread  #1 10 Oct 2023 at 5.28am    Login    Register
Right chaps, Iíve been using the Korda 25lb boom for the last couple of years, love the crimping and how neat and strong it is , looking for something slightly softer than the 25 more if all all rounder. Anybody got any reviews on the 20 or even 15 ? Or anybody crimped the 20lb IQ2 ? Must be a material able to crimp. Cheers 🎣
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