One Way Slider & Stopper
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Tackle International One Way Slider & Stopper (Unweighted)Easy to use sliders For all the slide bait enthusiasts, this is Tackle International's original one way unweighted slider. If you slide bait off a wharf, beach, cliff or into a river; using live or dead baits, then these sliders are perfect for you. Unweighted sliders are perfectly suited for waterways that have plenty of current or for days when you are fishing with large live baits or even dead baits. How it works: Cast the grapnel slider as far as you can, lock it into the seabed, pin your bait to the hook, attach the slider to the mainline and let it slide into the strike zone. The sliders are easy to attach. Once you hook up to a fish the sliders will not get detached from your mainline and you'll end the fight on the 300 lb slide stopper. These sliders are handmade from 500 lb Japanese marine grade 316 stainless steel, 30g lead bean sinker and 100kg tested swivel. The slide stoppers are handmade from 300 lb Japanese marine grade 316 stainless steel, a 200 lb tested solid ring and a 50 lb tested swivel. Quantity per pack: 1 Frequently Asked Questions 1. Braid, monofilament or a combination of both? Yes, Yes and yes. Using braid alone will give you a great cast the downside to braid is that if your bait gets hit by a good fish before the slider runs down to the shock leader, wind on or slide stopper you risk getting burnt off. Using a strong monofilament line with a thin diameter is optimum for slide bait fishing, monofilament has better abrasion resistance and also the sliders run down them more efficiently. A combination of braid with a top shot of monofilament is optimum and if you are serious about catching big fish this is the way to go. Give yourself about 120-150m of monofilament on top and the rest of your spool filled with braid. If your bait gets hit by good fish, you have your monofilament on top and a few hundred meters of braid underneath to fight the fish. 2. Can slide bait fishing be used off the beach? Yes you can slide bait from anywhere beach, wharf, rocks, cliff, lake, river and even from boats. 3. Can I use a star sinker or a snapper lead to hold bottom? Yes in very calm conditions or in an area that has no current, no in most conditions. For the best results use grapnel sinkers which come in many different weights. Before choosing your sinker size check your rods maximum casting weight and stay under or equal to that. Using the grapnel will hold bottom better, allowing you to keep the line tight, this is an absolute must when using 1 way (non return) sliders. 4. Can "J" hooks be used? Yes "J" hooks can be used, but the best hooks to use when slide bait fishing are circle hooks either inline or offset. Reason for this is most slide bait fisho's deploy their baits, then leave their rod in the rod holder, when a fish hits the bait and the sinker is dislodged this action sets the hook. For those fisho's who hold the rod in their hands, "J" hooks or circles will work. Ultimately this is up to you but I think I've seen 2 fish lost by slide baiters due to hooks in the last 6 or so years. 5. How long does my hook leader need to be? 30cm no more when it comes to hook leader, in rough conditions this can be even shorter. In saying this I have seen hook leaders up to 2m being used successfully, I'll leave this for you to test. 6. Weighted or unweighted sliders? Seriously there is no right or wrong answer here, I used unweighted for many years and just recently started using weighted. The way I see it is if I'm using a live bait either will work, if I'm using a dead bait in an area without much current weighted may work better. 7. What rod should I use? The rod that will allow you to cast the heaviest grapnel sinker the furthest possible distance and finally you need the strongest rod to fight the biggest fish you are going to catch in the area you fish. Some of the best rod manufacturers on the market at the moment are Excalibur Tackle Australia and Assassin Tackle. 8. What strength hook leader? This depends on what you are targeting but generally 30lb to 150lb fluro carbon.
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