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Wire to wire

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Has anyone tried tying wire to wire after getting a knot or kink in the line.  Last time I just threw away about 300ft.  Now have 2 more rods with same issue. figured I'd ask before throwing it out.

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I use roller tip rods so there is quite a bit of "clearance".  If it were me I'd probably splice in a #8 (50 b test) Spro power swivel and they are small enough to go through the tip and eyes of my downrigger rods as well. Look up the wire knot to use on Youtube.

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I would replace instead of repair.  Not worth the headache of losing the derby winning fish over!

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Gambler is dead right if you are planning to use them for derby stuff. I was just thinking about getting by with normal fishing for the rest of the season without spending the $100 or so.

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I would replace instead of repair.  Not worth the headache of losing the derby winning fish over!

 

This is what I do

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I replace mine also. BUT!  Now that it has been shown that torpedo wire drops the same rate as leadcore,

that 300' of wire can be used to spool a separate rod for free line fishing. Will get you around 30 to 35' deep.

Put some braid backing on the reel (about 500' or so) and you should be good to go.

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