Great pike fly fishing leader
I use this product (30 lb test) every year for flyfishing for pike and musky in Canada. It has never broken on a fish and I have caught numerous musky and pike. I use a double surgeon to tie it to my fluorocarbon leader. Be sure to moisten the knot and tighten it slowly/carefully to avoid kinks. You may need to replace the leader after a fish or lots of casting because it does kink a bit, but it is worth it to keep those big toothy fish on the line. Definitely outperforms heavy mono or fluoro leader when it comes to holding up to big toothy fish.
April 13, 2013
Surpirsingly good leader line
We decided to try TyGer Leader on a recent trip to Canada. It worked quite well. It has a lot of memory, so it takes a little practice tying it to lures so that the the leader is straight. You have to make sure the knot is really good and tight or it will come loose after a while. It isn't perfect, but it is better that crimp sleeves and snaps and swivels.
June 8, 2012
Knot the way to success!!
In the jungle, everything has teeth! When fishing for monster tarpon off Costa Rica's North-east coast, you may also get hit by sharks, Kingfish, Wahoo, Barracuda, and any number of toothy hunters. Until I arrived the guides would use 200 lb test mono as leader material and pray that anything with sharper teeth than a tarpon wouldn't snip it off like cheap thread. Indeed, even the Silver King would snap that mono if you didn't play out slack as they jumped. With knottable wire leader, even 50 test TyGer-wire would hang in there to drag home the monster on the line. Even with the coating ripped to shreds, the wire held tight. And, the TyGer wire is simple to knot, seems flimsy like line, but holds like no weight of mono could ever do. In the jungle the lighter TyGer wire works well too, keeping the razor-toothed fish right where they belong until they're in the net. Every time, I'm greeted by the guides... they say Hi, give a big hug and handshake, and ask if I brought them any TyGer wire like kids at Christmas.
February 3, 2011
For Toothy Critters
Very good for making live bait rigs when fishing for fish that could bite off monofilament line. Can be used for making own leaders using common fishing knots. The knotted leader can pass through the eyes onto the reel. Must check often for kinks and/or rough spots.
September 6, 2010