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
dont use this stuff
I don’t know what the big hype is about this product!!!!!! I purchased the 50 lbs stuff 10’ of it. When it came in the mail I made a couple leaders out of it. Luckily before I took them out and put them on my drop lines I tested them and they all failed. They did not break at the knots (I used the Uni Knot) the leader itself kept breaking in random places. I tied the leader to a 36 pound weight and slowly picked it up, the weight barely left the floor before the line broke. I even e-mailed the company asking them what was going on they did not respond so I am leaving this post. I do not want anyone else to fall prey this garbage.
August 17, 2010