black cord for articulated leeches

Paul Huffman

Driven by irrational exuberance.
#1
Where do you get the black braided nylon line for tying the two hooks together on a articulated leech pattern? I've been using backing but the only colors I've found backing in are yellow and white.
 
#5
I was talking to Aaron at River Run Anglers the other day, and he said that he used to use Firewire for his Articulated patterns until a bass fisherman came into the shop one day and showed him that if you keep twisting the stuff, it comes unravelled.

Personally, I use the same material I use for my Musky leaders, Spiderwire Saltwater Fusion in 30 pound. If you don't believe this stuff is super abrasion resistant and super tough, try cutting it.

worldanglr
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Calling Fly Fishing a hobby is like calling Brain Surgery a job.
-Paul Schullery
 

Bob Triggs

Stop Killing Wild Steelhead!
#6
It comes on spools and is used for bait casting rigs.Or you can use black backing. I don't like the fusion or spiderwire etc since it frays and breaks in this application. I have used other colors of backing and then touched them up with a black marker.
 

Paul Huffman

Driven by irrational exuberance.
#7
I thought all the spiderline braided stuff I saw at Fred Meyer or WalMart was light colored. And backing always comes yellow or white.
 
#8
Go to almost any grocery store and they have fabric dye, I think it is called Ritz or something like that. Just follow the instuctions. I still have an aluminum pot my daughter used to dye a sweater and it is still black and that has been 10 years ago. No I don't use it to boil corn on the cob. More like corn beef and cabbage. The Irish don't know the difference after a few dozen rounds. My kind of people.
Dave
 
#9
The Spiderwire Saltwater Fusion is coated with a protective coating on it and doesn't fray, it's designed to take a beating from rocks and other saltwater applications. It is also a dark green color, but I don't think it matters about the color for an articulated leech, you can't see the string anyway. I've also used dacron coated black with a permanent marker, but I like the Saltwater Fusion for it's durability.

worldanglr
http://www.worldanglr.com/

Calling Fly Fishing a hobby is like calling Brain Surgery a job.
-Paul Schullery