lead wire

rayner

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Looking for lead wire,
I'm struggling to find lead wire, I use it to load wagglers to avoid using none toxic shot.
I prefer to use float stops and no8s to no10s lead shot.
I can get fly tying wire but it may be too fine a wire, if it's all that's available I suppose I could double wrap it.
 

s63

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I’ve used solder with a thin film of araldite brushed over it, to keep it in place and give a neater look

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rayner

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That's a very good impression of my floats. negates the rock hard shot. Solder may be the way to go,
 

s63

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You can get solder in different diameters too which maybe helpful in getting the balance right.
 

laguna

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I was going to suggest what ray said, Lead core leaders but solder wire should do the job just as well.

Talking about sourcing stuff, I'm on a rather different mission trying to source some split-cored inline olivettes or bullets in different weights ranges from BB (0.4g) and below.

The only one's I've seen don't have a central core.
 

chrissh

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I was going to suggest what ray said, Lead core leaders but solder wire should do the job just as well.

Talking about sourcing stuff, I'm on a rather different mission trying to source some split-cored inline olivettes or bullets in different weights ranges from BB (0.4g) and below.

The only one's I've seen don't have a central core.

Cralusso sell a split ball called globulat weights sizes from 1g-20g
Link
CRALUSSO GLOBULAR WEIGHTS - COARSE FISHING SLIDER WEIGHTS | eBay
 

rayner

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Thanks everyone for your help.
I am going to see Billy Clarke, he's only about 8 or so miles from my home.
Thanks Chris.
 

markcw

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I thought Drennan did cored inline olivettes,
They are ideal for using as a light bomb rig, less splash, and less resistance on a take.
 

s63

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They do, I use them a lot, they even line the bore with silicone tubing to protect the line which is a nice touch.
 

rayner

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I use 8 and 10 olivettes for light bomb fishing, they give the impression to me that they are like a pellet splash on the water. Unlike a big splashing bomb.
 

rayner

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Can't say the fish are bigger, it's just a better way of bomb fishing to my mind. One things for sure you get more bites before the fish back off.
By the way the 8 and 10 above are grams.
 
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