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Hi    thought id show you the  Nylon & wire  Wind-on rubbing  leaders and hook traces i make       i start by    Splicing a  loop  into the  Hollow core   then i thread  the nylon ?wire  up the inside  of the  tail    once its reached the  loop    i there  Whip    the  end of the hollow core  to make  a nice smooth  transition  that runs  through the   rod guides  or Rollers    on the end of the  rubbing leader  i crimp  a  Ball bearing  Swivel    the  hook  traces is made  5ft  long out of  7X7 strand  S/ steel  wire    on one end i  crimp a  Coastlock  clip  using anti chaff  springs   or thimbles   on the business   end  i use  a 12/0  Circle hook       i never use a flemish loop  if you use the correct   crimp   for the size of wire used  and using the right tool  the crimp will never slip     ive a selection of crimping pliers  from  the  sma145087089_3433528756756391_2137079950180ll hand held     to a  Bench Crimper     the size of wire i use  is from 1 mm for tope  traces   to 2mm   for the  toothy critters  

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I am happy to tell you all that the wind-on leaders that Alain produces are literally works of art. Not the cheapest in the world, but probably one of the absolute best, and you get what you pay for.

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Do you have a side door in your boat ? was wondering how you get the skate in without sticking it with a gaff. In regards to your rigs, why not do a picture of them out of the plastic bags. 

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On 11/19/2021 at 10:49 PM, Saintly Fish said:

I wondered the same thing

ive been on a  farce book ban     and my pictures are to big   to post on here       so what i have to do is  load the pics onto my   F / book page    then copy  & paste them onto here     now im back on  F / book      i can load what ever  pics i  have  on my computer          no door on my boat   all the skate   that i want to take a picture of  are gaffed and lifted  over the gunnel  onto a  release sling    (that i make   )    quick picture  taken     one each side of the sling    lift   and  back over the gunnel     the s/steel hand gaffs i make  are made out of 10mm dia  316      any smaller  dia  and it  tends to rip the  skates flesh          the  boat gaffs i  make    can be  made out of   6  8  &  10mm     if you would like to see  the pics   just ask  

 

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58 minutes ago, willyhookit said:

ive been on a  farce book ban     and my pictures are to big   to post on here       so what i have to do is  load the pics onto my   F / book page    then copy  & paste them onto here     now im back on  F / book      i can load what ever  pics i  have  on my computer          no door on my boat   all the skate   that i want to take a picture of  are gaffed and lifted  over the gunnel  onto a  release sling    (that i make   )    quick picture  taken     one each side of the sling    lift   and  back over the gunnel     the s/steel hand gaffs i make  are made out of 10mm dia  316      any smaller  dia  and it  tends to rip the  skates flesh          the  boat gaffs i  make    can be  made out of   6  8  &  10mm     if you would like to see  the pics   just ask  

 

The wondering was to do with the rigs, they looked awkward contained in the zip bag. But I see you have shown a couple on a different thread. So the wondering has ceased. 👍🏻

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7 minutes ago, willyhookit said:

May be an image of indoor

A bit of a slow response but thanks. 
I struggle with posting pictures tu along with some/most other things. Usually I have to crop a little bit off or something. @andydavyrecons there’s some flicky thing to use or something that makes it more betterer. 

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On 11/19/2021 at 10:12 PM, JDP said:

Do you have a side door in your boat ? was wondering how you get the skate in without sticking it with a gaff. In regards to your rigs, why not do a picture of them out of the plastic bags. 

No  side door  fitted       the skate i catch are  gaffed   using   10mm Dia   S / Steel hand  Gaffs that i make     the shark   wind-on leaders    are made out of 200lbs   Dacron  for the Spliced loop   then i   thread   25ft of 400lbs  hard skin nylon  into the  Dacron and serve  the end   i then crimp a  550  Ball bearing  Swivel  using   a  nylon thimble  and  crimp protector      the  lead  weight    can side off the leader    should it  snap or the main line snap     so as  NOT to tether  the fish up    should the  lead  get stuck  in rocks  or  a  wreck     the  wire hook trace  is made out of 16.mm   s/steel wire    450 lbs Coastlock clip is  crimped on using a  S/Steel thimble     on the  Business end i use a range of hook  sizes  depending   of the target species   ONLY   Eagle claw  hooks are used   i  use  heat shrink tubing over the  crimps  to protect  your hands  when baiting up   or Unclipping    the trace      there was a  full page  review in sea  Angler  Mag    By Dave Lewis     on the range of  wind-on rubbing leaders  &  hook traces  i  make    Tight lines Alain   C / O Alain Storey Specialist Tackle   

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8 minutes ago, JonC said:

A bit of a slow response but thanks. 
I struggle with posting pictures tu along with some/most other things. Usually I have to crop a little bit off or something. @andydavyrecons there’s some flicky thing to use or something that makes it more betterer. 

im useless   at doing out  like that     i have to post  pics  onto my   F / book page   then copy and paste  them  onto  here         i find it a bit of a Faff    and need to be in the right  frame of mind    

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1 minute ago, willyhookit said:

im useless   at doing out  like that     i have to post  pics  onto my   F / book page   then copy and paste  them  onto  here         i find it a bit of a Faff    and need to be in the right  frame of mind    

Do you use an iPhone? If so cropping is easy enough. There is a tutorial type post somewhere I think. 
We are limited on the site to the software package we use, as only 3 of us fund it this is a good package and we don’t have shit loads of adverts  unlike some other sites. Obviously every add on costs more money. 
That said I , think @Andy135does sometimes activate your phone camera remotely so just keep that in mind.🤣

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45 minutes ago, willyhookit said:

ONLY   Eagle claw  hooks are used 

Alain, why ONLY Eagle claw? 
I know @GPSguru is a big fan and retailer of them, but what's so special that you won't use anything else? 

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2 hours ago, Saintly Fish said:

Alain, why ONLY Eagle claw? 
I know @GPSguru is a big fan and retailer of them, but what's so special that you won't use anything else? 

used to use   Mustard    hooks  on all the  hook traces i made    had a few customers   tell me the hook points where going dull   after  a very sort time    some times  after one fish     ( Porbeagle )       My  reputation   is only as good  as  the  last fish caught   using    a trace ive made    ive a very good reputation    building  Wind-ons and Traces  and  id  like to keep it that way      ive  A  lot of repeat   customers  and i like to look after them   in the best way i can       everything i make   ill stand by 100%       not  many if any    Leader  Or  trace    makes   can say a world record fish was caught using a    leader & trace  they built        but  I  CAN        check it out on You tube      World record  Greenland  shark caught off a Kayak       Joel is crackers  but one hell of a fisherman    1243 lbs     world record   

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11 hours ago, willyhookit said:

used to use   Mustard    hooks  on all the  hook traces i made    had a few customers   tell me the hook points where going dull   after  a very sort time    some times  after one fish

When I were a lad (Cue hovis music) when tackle shops sold either mustad or mustad hooks, we had the same problems...... Then along came kamasan, hooks that stayed sharp all day 👍

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8 hours ago, suzook12 said:

When I were a lad (Cue hovis music) when tackle shops sold either mustad or mustad hooks, we had the same problems...... Then along came kamasan, hooks that stayed sharp all day 👍

thats when mustad hooks where made  by mustard         now there  made in china       i used to use    mustad   penny  eye hooks    bought from my local tackle shop  along with  sixpennys worth of  maggots      sometimes   mr bulmer used to give you a float  F O C    and say  hope to see you next week        Mum used to make all  the  bread  we ate   

 

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