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Mji1994
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Mji1994
   Old Thread  #15 5 Jan 2024 at 4.40pm  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #14
I normally pull it straight and rub my fingers along it until it heats from friction, it straightens easily like that.
CityKoi
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CityKoi
   Old Thread  #14 5 Jan 2024 at 2.04pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #13
is it a low memory material? i.e does it pull and stay straight
Mji1994
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Mji1994
   Old Thread  #13 5 Jan 2024 at 0.14am    Login    Register
Been using the xt snag leader for a while now canít recommend it enough itís more supple than Korda boom but stiffer than a semi stiff coated braid, for me i think itís perfect. I have straighten a size 4 hook pulling for a break from an underwater snag. I have also used it as a leader when using braided mainline to protect the fish itís great for that too. I tried trick link I hated that stuff it knotted terrible. I was skeptical about crimping it after I got told you could also crimp trick link and it was far weaker than a figure of 8 knot but with the Korda .6 crimps I cannot break the xt snag leader pulling with 2 pulla tools.
Scott777
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   Old Thread  #12 3 Jan 2024 at 4.13pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #11
Thankyou mate 🙏🏻
CharlieG
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CharlieG
   Old Thread  #11 3 Jan 2024 at 1.45pm  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #10
0.6mm Crimps for the 50lb xt leader.
Scott777
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   Old Thread  #10 3 Jan 2024 at 12.46pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #7
What crimps do you use for the xt leader?
Perfectcast
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Perfectcast
   Old Thread  #9 3 Jan 2024 at 7.54am    Login    Register
I use this in 55 lbs and love it

AVID - OUTLINE CAMO MONO SNAG LEADER 100M

approx 8.99 for 100 m
Scott777
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   Old Thread  #8 2 Jan 2024 at 7.54pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #7
Another vote for the xt leader. Lovely stuff
KernowRich
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   Old Thread  #7 9 Dec 2023 at 10.43pm  2  Login    Register
I have used korda 50lb xt snag leader for my booms on Ronnie's, hinges and combi multi rigs, a reel lasts for ages and its really good stuff. You can crimp it if you want to and never had any issues.

I saw Tom stokes use it and never looked back.
ip100
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ip100
   Old Thread  #6 1 Dec 2023 at 7.27pm  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #5
£8.50 on eBay at the moment, not many hooklinks that cheap?
Butcherboy
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Butcherboy
   Old Thread  #5 1 Dec 2023 at 6.55pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #4
That's a fair point, just seems very expensive now
Leeroyjenkins
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Leeroyjenkins
   Old Thread  #4 1 Dec 2023 at 2.44pm  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #1
It's a good product. And youre familiar with it. Do you really want to risk paying out for a spool of something, that you might not like and not use. 15 meters of it should last you at least a year or more.
CharlieG
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CharlieG
   Old Thread  #3 1 Dec 2023 at 8.40am  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #1
If you are after a like for like product there is OMC Kickback but that is only £1 cheaper or there is Terminal Tackle UK Reset which is £5 for 10m.

malarkey
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   Old Thread  #2 30 Nov 2023 at 9.04pm  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #1
Slinky I love it
Butcherboy
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Butcherboy
   Old Thread  #1 30 Nov 2023 at 7.08pm    Login    Register
Being a tight git I'm wanting to find a replacement for Korda Boom.
It just seems so expensive for 15m to me.
Any suggestions please for a similar replacement?
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