Malin Trident-7 Wire Strands for Rigging
Malin is #1
Malin wire is absolutely the best I have ever used. After some Berkley leader failures I make my own leaders. I've gone through Sevenstrand, American Fishing Wire (AFW), and Malin. After several wire failures (crimps held) by Sevenstrand and AFW I performed my own tests and have found Malin is the best wire available.
In dead lift tests, Sevenstrand 1x7 40# blows up at 25-28 pounds, AFW 1x19 46# broke at 35-44 pounds, Malin 1x7 30# held 41, Malin 1x7 40# held 50, and Malin 1x7 60# held over 67 pounds.
Malin is #1 by far.
Malin 1x7 cable is also the most flexible of these wires, resists kinks, and is durable. Excellent for Pike!
November 19, 2008
Great Product!! Will use again
I used the 170# 7 strand for shark leaders. I caught a 40lb Bullred, 10; and 8.5' scalloped hammerhead, and several large rays on this line with no issues. One spun on the wire and twisted it pretty bad. A few minutes with some pliers and it was back in the water. The sleeves that it came with were barely big enough to use, which seemed like should be perfect. I did have to cut it on an angle to get it through twice. My only complaint would be that it didn't come with enough sleeves, but a trip to BPS on the way to the beach solved that problem. I did tape the end near the hook per instructions from pro sharks hunters. To avoid that, I will likely buy the nylon coated stuff next time. This stuff held up great and was easy to rig.
June 23, 2013
Malin Trident-7 Wire Strands
This is some of the leader wire I have ever used. I like to fish for red fish on the NC Coast and use this leader all the time. I use 20 lb test and have caught red drum up to 10 lbs using this leader. I use a figure 8 knot to tie to the barbell swivels and to my hook. The leader is like using 15 lb mono, it’s that flexible.
October 13, 2010
I have not used this wire before. I am going to Canada in July and hope to use it there. I make my own leaders and always looking for better products.
June 14, 2010