Titanium Seven Strand Wire - 05-06-2009
Is it any good? Well we decided to give it a go because it sounded good. That is not always the best basis for importing £500 of wire from abroad, but sometimes you have to go with a hunch. At £9.99 for a mere 3 metres it is very expensive.
Having used it for a year now here is my honest opinion.
- It is expensive.
- You have to crimp.
- It can fray at the loose ends if you are not careful.
- It is as far as I can tell impossible to kink.
- You can catch as many pike as you like on it, but nothing happens to it.
I am totally convinced that it is the best wire available. Provided you are not losing traces on snags or constantly breaking hooks it is far better than any other wire. Bob at our shop has had the same experience.
Here’s how I make up a trace. I use two crimps at each end and I make the trace overlong. I do this because the hooks tend to expire before the wire. With an overlong trace ( say 24ins ) you can replace the end treble at least a couple of times. The other treble is fixed by twisting around the hook as you would with any other wire. Initially I thought this would not work. However if you do it really tightly and neatly it works really well. As soon as I remember I’ll post a picture of a trace that has caught a dozen fish.