Crimping or swaging as it sometimes
called is a quick and reliable method for making joins in
monofilament and cable. However some of the techniques are
misunderstood and fish are often lost due to poorly made crimped
connections. After youíve read this youíll be
building leaders that are the envy of your fishing buddies.
Remember, practice makes perfect. Learn
these methods at home when the weatherís too bad for
fishing and never lose another fish to a bad connection.
There are three main types of crimp sleeve in common
1. Round section
2. Oval section
3. Double barrel
The less said about these the better. They are usually
made from brass and are compressed with a point to cup
type crimp tool. They donít make a strong join
but are just about adequate for some light tackle applications.
If youíre desperate and canít tie a knot