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Hooklink Braid

Post by Jason Skilton » Fri Apr 13 2018 08:07

Been using the Drennan Sinkbraid for some years and I've found out that they have discontinued it which is a great shame.

Been using it in the 8lb BS for some years and cant fault it. Bought their replacement gravel brad, but it feels a lot different.

Looking for a weedy coloured sinking braid in 8lb BS if anyone has come recommendations.
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Re: Hooklink Braid

Post by davelumb » Fri Apr 13 2018 08:24

I stocked up on Sinkbraid.

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Re: Hooklink Braid

Post by Jason Skilton » Fri Apr 13 2018 08:53

davelumb wrote: ↑
I stocked up on Sinkbraid.

(Smug face)
Git :whatever:

Whatto sell me a spool :worthy:
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Re: Hooklink Braid

Post by davelumb » Fri Apr 13 2018 08:59

I've no 8lb.

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Re: Hooklink Braid

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davelumb wrote: ↑
I've no 8lb.
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Re: Hooklink Braid

Post by Mike J » Fri Apr 13 2018 09:02

Braid (PE) is bouyant and impervious so some material has to be added to the exterior to make it sink.
I would try pulling normal (dry) braid through a lump of tungsten putty a few times to produce your own 'sinking braid'.

I would try it for you but dont have any putty.
If you try it and it works, let us know.

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Re: Hooklink Braid

Post by davelumb » Fri Apr 13 2018 09:15

Have you tried any of the ESP braids, Jason?

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Re: Hooklink Braid

Post by Jason Skilton » Fri Apr 13 2018 10:20

davelumb wrote: ↑
Have you tried any of the ESP braids, Jason?
Not yet.....any suggestion on which one Dave?

Also been looking at the Kyston Merlin and the Gardner Target Speciskins....can find plenty of review on the Kryston but not many on the Gardner.
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Re: Hooklink Braid

Post by davelumb » Fri Apr 13 2018 10:35

I can't think which ESP braid I tried. I'm not keen on Merlin. But to be honest I don't think it matters much to the fish which braid you use. I use Mason Tigerbraid - which is a mainline - for barbel!

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Re: Hooklink Braid

Post by suffolk si » Fri Apr 13 2018 10:36

Pay loads for some Korda stuff Jas,pukka!😁

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Re: Hooklink Braid

Post by Andrew Croft » Fri Apr 13 2018 10:48

Is hooklength braid not different to mainline stuff given braids ability to slice through yer fingers :scratch:

I dunno i never use it but im sure this is the case. Different weave or something else :shrug: im probably wrong.
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Re: Hooklink Braid

Post by davelumb » Fri Apr 13 2018 10:57

Andrew Croft wrote: ↑
Is hooklength braid not different to mainline stuff given braids ability to slice through yer fingers :scratch:

I dunno i never use it but im sure this is the case. Different weave or something else :shrug: im probably wrong.
In theory hooklink braids are flatter (that was Krystons big marketing strategy in the early days) - but with very thin braids it's irrelevant.

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Re: Hooklink Braid

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Andrew Croft wrote: ↑
Is hooklength braid not different to mainline stuff given braids ability to slice through yer fingers :scratch:

I dunno i never use it but im sure this is the case. Different weave or something else :shrug: im probably wrong.
There's an explanation on fish safety by dave Chilton somewhere on the net where he describes how his hooklinks flatten under pressure from the lips and avoids the cutting issue.

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Re: Hooklink Braid

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suffolk si wrote: ↑
Pay loads for some Korda stuff Jas,pukka!😁
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Re: Hooklink Braid

Post by suffolk si » Fri Apr 13 2018 11:18

Most Korda boys catch double figure tench and don't even have to weigh them too JasπŸ˜‚

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Re: Hooklink Braid

Post by davelumb » Fri Apr 13 2018 11:38

Nobby C wrote: ↑
Andrew Croft wrote: ↑
Is hooklength braid not different to mainline stuff given braids ability to slice through yer fingers :scratch:

I dunno i never use it but im sure this is the case. Different weave or something else :shrug: im probably wrong.
There's an explanation on fish safety by dave Chilton somewhere on the net where he describes how his hooklinks flatten under pressure from the lips and avoids the cutting issue.
I know Dave, and he's a good salesman. :smile:

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Post by Andrew Croft » Fri Apr 13 2018 11:46

:thumbs:
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Re: Hooklink Braid

Post by Jason Skilton » Fri Apr 13 2018 11:52

suffolk si wrote: ↑
Most Korda boys catch double figure tench and don't even have to weigh them too JasπŸ˜‚
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Re: Hooklink Braid

Post by davelumb » Fri Apr 13 2018 12:06

suffolk si wrote: ↑
Most Korda boys catch double figure tench and don't even have to weigh them too JasπŸ˜‚
The only tench they catch are doubles.

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Re: Hooklink Braid

Post by Nobby C » Fri Apr 13 2018 12:10

davelumb wrote: ↑
Nobby C wrote: ↑
Andrew Croft wrote: ↑
Is hooklength braid not different to mainline stuff given braids ability to slice through yer fingers :scratch:

I dunno i never use it but im sure this is the case. Different weave or something else :shrug: im probably wrong.
There's an explanation on fish safety by dave Chilton somewhere on the net where he describes how his hooklinks flatten under pressure from the lips and avoids the cutting issue.
I know Dave, and he's a good salesman. :smile:
If you know him get him on here and he can tell everyone. :thumbs:

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Post by AndyLarkins » Fri Apr 13 2018 12:16

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Re: Hooklink Braid

Post by davelumb » Fri Apr 13 2018 12:22

Nobby C wrote: ↑
davelumb wrote: ↑
Nobby C wrote: ↑
Andrew Croft wrote: ↑
Is hooklength braid not different to mainline stuff given braids ability to slice through yer fingers :scratch:

I dunno i never use it but im sure this is the case. Different weave or something else :shrug: im probably wrong.
There's an explanation on fish safety by dave Chilton somewhere on the net where he describes how his hooklinks flatten under pressure from the lips and avoids the cutting issue.
I know Dave, and he's a good salesman. :smile:
If you know him get him on here and he can tell everyone. :thumbs:
Not seen Dave for a few years now or I would.

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Re: Hooklink Braid

Post by Bob Watson » Fri Apr 13 2018 16:27

AndyLarkins wrote: ↑
+1 I like that stuff!

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Re: Hooklink Braid

Post by Nobby C » Fri Apr 13 2018 17:55

That's +2 isn't it ? :scratch:

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Re: Hooklink Braid

Post by Bob Watson » Sat Apr 14 2018 11:55

OOPS!!!

Delete one please Croftus!!

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Re: Hooklink Braid

Post by spincityfan » Sun Apr 15 2018 10:36

Jason Skilton wrote: ↑
Been using the Drennan Sinkbraid for some years and I've found out that they have discontinued it which is a great shame.

Been using it in the 8lb BS for some years and cant fault it. Bought their replacement gravel brad, but it feels a lot different.

Looking for a weedy coloured sinking braid in 8lb BS if anyone has come recommendations.
Is it the drennan super specialist sink braid you are after?

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Re: Hooklink Braid

Post by Jason Skilton » Sun Apr 15 2018 18:18

Yup thats the one
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Re: Hooklink Braid

Post by Bob Watson » Sun Apr 15 2018 18:38

Isn't the ESP sink link braid the same?

https://www.bristolangling.com/esp-sink-link-braid.html

ESP and Drennan are one and the same I believe!

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Re: Hooklink Braid

Post by spincityfan » Sun Apr 15 2018 20:55

Jason Skilton wrote: ↑
Yup thats the one
I might have a spool knocking around. If I have you can have it for a few quid.

I remember it being a browny colour.

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Re: Hooklink Braid

Post by BillCollins » Mon Apr 16 2018 00:10

I'm usually allergic to F*X, but the last few seasons I've used their Reflex hook length braid in 15lbs for tench and bream. It's nice and soft, sinks far better than Merlin and is a dull weedy green colour for those who are concerned about such things.

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