Chances are if you’re saltwater fishing, you’re fishing in some deep water miles off the coast. When you’re fishing in deep sea conditions you either have to deal with faster currents below the surface or the current created by the boat if you’re slowly trolling the water. Standard fishing line, because it’s so lightweight, requires additional weights and sinkers. Stainless steel wire line is heavier and can therefore sink faster and buck the currents much better without the use of weights and sinkers.
There’s no such thing as one size all fishing experience, and there is certainly no such thing as a one-size-fits-all fishing lure. Some types of fish you might be trying to hook have sharp teeth, most notably king and Spanish mackerel. These species are quite capable of making short work of the wrong type of leaders. You might get lucky occasionally, but, for the most part, catching these fish consistently requires wire that won’t fail when you really need it to work. Landing success for more sharp-toothed varieties rises significantly when you use a stainless steel wire fishing leader.
Wire leaders are typically made of two materials. Most are made from stainless steel wire and some are made of titanium. Some fishermen are very pleased with titanium wire, but many never get quite comfortable with it. Stranded titanium wire is soft, extremely flexible and very easy to work with. However, it’s not always the strongest choice for every catch. Read more for some points to ponder.
1. Who’s biting? Titanium Vs. Stainless Steel Wire
Depending on the type of fish you’re looking to reel in, you might find yourself going either way. The Flexibility of stranded titanium wire is great for a regular catch, but can be much more difficult to work with. It resists bending, which is good for casting while fishing, but makes it difficult to attach hooks and swivels. It is slightly smaller in diameter than stainless steel wire of the same strength and appears to be pretty tooth resistant, but the twists can open and become rather loose. The risk of loosening and slipping will not help you pull in that heavyweight catch.
Stainless steel wire has been used quite easily in single-strand and multiple-stranded constructions for decades, most fishermen can be comfortable using both types in various situations. Stranded stainless steel wire has several more options for finishes as well.
2. Single Vs. Multiple Strand Stainless Steel Wire
In most scenarios, there are two types of lure wire – multiple strand and single-strand. This refers to whether the wire is a single piece or made up of multiple pieces of lighter wire that are braided or twisted, imitating a rope.
Both single-strand and multiple-strand stainless steel wire have their place on fishing leaders, but most die-hard fishermen use multiple-strand wire for just about everything except tournaments.
3. Tournament Fishing Vs. Recreational Fishing
That fishing trip with dad and a national fishing league tournament call for different specifications. A Recreational trip will primarily use rigs made with 45-pound test stranded wire. Some fishermen like 60-pound wire and some even use 90-pound, but 45 is a good compromise of softness, strength, and visibility. Multiple-strand wire will require less preparation and allow you more quality time with your fishing buddies.
Victory in a tournament, however, calls for more customization options. You will need to create a backup supply of basic double hook live bait king rigs. This requires 4 sets of haywire and barrel twists and takes about 3 minutes to make. During tournaments, you can only ask a rig to catch one fish. The components are stressed, especially if it’s a long fight, and after removing the hooks from the fish there can add additional stress. Taking the extra time to use the single-strand stainless steel wire to make your tournament rigs will give you added strength to pull in that prize-winning catch.
4. Better Grip, Better Chances of Landing
Single strand stainless steel wire has been a go-to for a long time and has helped many anglers subdue countless tournament-winning king mackerel. It’s versatile and extremely easy to tie with a simple haywire twist, unlike titanium which requires a crimp or knot. When that perfect catch puts up a fight and you find yourself pulling for your life, the wire will be the last element to fail. Additionally, an improperly crimped connection can increase your risk for slippage or breakage.
About Malin’s Stainless Steel Wire Solutions
Cleveland, Ohio’s Malin has distinguished itself as a go-to resource for a diverse selection of wire products and packaging. In fact, the company has provided stainless steel wire for fishing, wire brushes, lock wire, industrial wire, marine wire, and medical wire for more than a century.
Client businesses across a wide range of industries partner with Malin for a myriad of wire solutions. Above all, Malin’s team of manufacturing professionals prioritize both customer satisfaction and product quality.
In fact, as an ISO 9001:2015 without design-certified business, the professionals from Malin dedicate themselves to strict quality management standards and optimal customer experience. To learn more about how the professionals from Malin could add to your next project, simply reach out to the team today at https://malinco.com/ .