Malin Hard-Wire Stainless Steel Leader

   

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#19

Coffee

50'

400

Diameter:
.043"

Model:
LC19-14

#3

Coffee

42'

31

Diameter:
.012"

Model:
LC3-42

#3

Coffee

651'

31

Diameter:
.012"

Model:
LC3-14

#4

Coffee

42'

40

Diameter:
.013"

Model:
LC4-42

#4

Coffee

554'

40

Diameter:
.013"

Model:
LC4-14

#5

Coffee

42'

43

Diameter:
.014"

Model:
LC5-42

#5

Coffee

478'

43

Diameter:
.014"

Model:
LC5-14

#6

Coffee

42'

61

Diameter:
.016"

Model:
LC6-42

#6

Coffee

366'

61

Diameter:
.016"

Model:
LC6-14

#7

Coffee

42'

80

Diameter:
.018"

Model:
LC7-42

#7

Coffee

289'

80

Diameter:
.018"

Model:
LC7-14

#8

Coffee

42'

93

Diameter:
.020"

Model:
LC8-42

#8

Coffee

234'

93

Diameter:
.020"

Model:
LC8-14

#9

Coffee

42'

108

Diameter:
.022"

Model:
LC9-42

#9

Coffee

193'

108

Diameter:
.022"

Model:
LC9-14

#10

Coffee

42'

131

Diameter:
.024"

Model:
LC10-42

#10

Coffee

162'

131

Diameter:
.024"

Model:
LC10-14

#12

Coffee

42'

180

Diameter:
.029"

Model:
LC12-42

#12

Coffee

111'

180

Diameter:
.029"

Model:
LC12-14

#15

Coffee

55'

278

Diameter:
.035"

Model:
LC15-14
  • Super abrasion resistance
  • Non-glarer finish
  • Corrosion-resistant  
Malin's single strand Hard-Wire Stainless Steel Leader is ideal for rigging all types of baits and lures when you need abrasion resistance and protection from sharp teeth. Coffee finish is non-glare and invisible in water. Malin Hard-Wire won't rust and is packaged in re-sealable bag for easy use and storage.
Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 21 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Good wire for rigs I've been using .35 Malin wire for working up 6 to 24 ounce sinker rigs by stringing together 6 and 8 oz egg sinkers. Never had the wire fail, and it doesn't kink if you don't leave any extra wire between the sinkers. Molding up these sinkers myself with free lead makes these heavy deep-drop rigs dirt cheap. I've been using 150-175 pound black swivels on both sides of the rig. I can drop a 10 inch menhaden or mullet down 200 feet with one of the 16 ounce rigs, if Gulf current isn't too fast. I then run a mono or fluor leader off the rigs with an 8 to 10/0 circle hook. October 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by #12 holds catfish tight The #12 can hold a 30 pound channel cat tight and his chompers won't even knick it. March 3, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Broken dream I used these on last tournament in Destin, FL and had mixed results. I had several fish break the leader and I checked for kinks before each use. I did step up to the #5 wire with better results and nearly same hits. October 28, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sharks Beware. Went out to the west coast looking for new fishing grounds. Rigged up a #5/0 live bait holder and a #4 swivel and let it go. Ten minutes later 25lb of shark. I like this leader for two reasons: 1- It is easy to work with since I make my own leader. 2- It holds up under pressure. During my trip, a boat went over my line and hooked up the leader. Pulled it free and continued to use after straightening it out with my Du-Bro Wire Straightener. Would definitely recommend. August 12, 2013
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You do not sleeve these leaders! I use a twist lock to hold up for tournament in Florida. Try the leader maker that is sold here and straighter too.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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 - Destin, Fl or LaGrange Park, IL
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I bought 4 sizes of 42' leader material. All were excellent for my use.
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#3 31lb test, .012 or #4 40lb test, .013 work best for most everything I do. which includes 100+ lb Tarpon go with #3 for snook, redfish, trout, mackerel.
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I don't use sleves; I wrap the wire. Way better.
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I use a haywire twist, then a tight roll of about five wraps. I break off the end of the wire flush with the wrap. This eliminates the use of a crimped sleve.

Hope this helps.
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you dont use sleeves you make a haywire twist look it up on youtube really easy
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Yes, It is very light and coffee colored. I used these in Destin fish rodeo 2014 I got some great fish with these wires. I started going to #5 wire as many break offs.
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 - Destin, Fl or LaGrange Park, IL
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#3 31lb .012 dia. I use this in the coffee color and I have never had rejection's from fish with this.
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Definitely!
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yeah it is becaus it doesn t reflect sunlight and the fish cant se it
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This leader is a coffee or brownish color. It should blend in very well with the bottum and structure colors under water. It seems to work well for me. That does not mean much since these Minnesota prairie lakes are very muddy during warm weather.

To my knowlege the only other choice is a bright silver color if you are after toothy fish.
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Is it hard to make a rig? Like with the swivels and hook?
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I would continue to use braided cable for these fish.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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 - Destin, Fl or LaGrange Park, IL
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yes this stuff works great for that application. I tie it directly to the bait and I use a ball bearing swivel solid rings size #1 and it will handle it all. I have caught 100+ lb Tarpon on this leader material and use it for King Mackerel all the time.
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As long as it's a wire leader, you should be OK. It takes some practice to make the leader, but it's not difficult once you get the hang of it.. I'd test your own work with cheaper lures on bass at first just to check the strength of your rig, and once you determine it's solid, use it like you would a normal leader.
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That is the size that I use for Pike. It is a darker coffee colored wire and disappears very well.

As far as working with it. Get a "Du-Bro E-Z Twist Tool" or similar tool and you can make just about anything that you can imagine. With this size wire and with the much heavier 130# -180# test leader I make everything from spinner and buzz baits to rigs with multiple spinner blades and dressed treble hooks or other hooks for bait. The tool that I use is an earlier version of this twist tool. Instructions of how to use the tool should be with it.

With the 31# wire is is also easy to put together rigs with swivels and hooks by just twisting it with you bare fingers and maybe with a pair of pliers to hold it. This is illustrated on the package that it comes in. The Malin wire leader is intended to be bent and twisted and it is nice to work with.
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it pretty easy to make knots with 31 pound test leader. unless the pike and musky you are going after are relatively small, i would definitely use a stronger leader. (35-40lbs)
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Is it more like bucktail/spinnerbait wire?
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Fairly stiff, and I don't think that it'd be that great for spinnerbaits. I use it on the big ol' channel cats and they can't scratch it.
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No, This wire is very light and not stiff.
5 months, 3 weeks ago
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 - Destin, Fl or LaGrange Park, IL
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no, strictly used for leader material.
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The heaviest leader is about the same as spinnerbait wire but it is not spring steel. When you bend it it stays bent untill you straighten it. I like the dark finish because it does not reflect the sun.
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 - Charlotte, NC
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It's more flexible/springy than the usual spinnerbait wire, but that's not really a problem. I have used the 0.024 size to make small (approx. 1/8oz) spinnerbaits for ultralight trout & panfish fishing; no problems. However, if you're making larger lures for bigger fish you need something stiffer than that so I would definitely use a one of the larger sizes. It would still be springier than the standard stuff, but would handle and last just as well if not better.
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this wire isnt realy that stuff it gets kinked realy easy so i duble it up and tie is with a haywire twist but if u rap this wire twice like go thru the hook/swivel/snap swivel come back around wraping it around the wire and it wont kink so easy if thats what u want
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