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Old 28-08-2016, 10:23
Nick Cunnington Nick Cunnington is offline
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Default lead wire size ?

hoping to do some rolling meat fishing on my annual trip to the severn ,have read about wrapping lead wire around a big hook as one way ,but what width of wire should I get ,theres some on ebay ,what size and particular hooks should I use as well ? any help on this style of fishing would be most helpful.
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Old 28-08-2016, 11:37
Tom Casey Tom Casey is offline
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Finer soldering wire from electrical wholesalers , thicker from plumbers merchants .Sold by the spool .
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Old 31-08-2016, 19:17
Paul Collins Paul Collins is offline
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17Swg is about right if my memory serves me correctly. In any case, lead wire is easily stretched to get it to your desired thickness if it's too thick.
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Old 05-09-2016, 21:04
Dave Quinn Dave Quinn is offline
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I bought some 0.70 mm wire from eBay and it's not heavy enough
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Old 14-11-2016, 12:51
John Walker John Walker is offline
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Nick, ray walton also uses heavy metal typepaste around the shank then shrink tubes on, it works fine
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Old 03-11-2017, 11:19
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Colin Bridger Colin Bridger is offline
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Check out suppliers of fly tying materials.
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