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Crimper Tool

Postby AR Dave » Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:16 am

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Anyone know where to find a crimper tool for my decoy anchors? I've used pliers, in the past, but it would be nice to crimp them the correct way.
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Re: Crimper Tool

Postby LiquidA45 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:04 am

http://www.snlcorp.com/SNL/Other/DuckDecoyKit.aspx

Just ordered crimps and the 48" pre cut lines, didn't get the crimper because I didn't want to pay that much when I could just use pliers.
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Re: Crimper Tool

Postby BBK » Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:27 am

Those alum ones are impossible to do with pliers. I use a table vise.
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Re: Crimper Tool

Postby KillerKowalski » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:14 pm

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Re: Crimper Tool

Postby BBK » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:28 pm




Too big. I believe the ones for decoy cord are 2.2mm.
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Re: Crimper Tool

Postby KillerKowalski » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:06 pm

Yea. I know. Worked fine on mine.
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Re: Crimper Tool

Postby aunt betty » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:15 pm

All I have to say is what crimpers?
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C'MON,.......

IT IS a boy scout thing.
Navy guys know it too.
Gee God its called a knot.
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Re: Crimper Tool

Postby LiquidA45 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 1:29 pm

Good luck tying a not in mono...I don't use that tanglefree rubber line. I would rather spend the $3 on a 100 ct. of crimps.
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Re: Crimper Tool

Postby BBK » Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:11 pm

LiquidA45 wrote:Good luck tying a not in mono...I don't use that tanglefree rubber line. I would rather spend the $3 on a 100 ct. of crimps.


X2. Used that tanglefree for years and always hated it. Switched all of mine to braided cord and mono this year. HUGE improvement, no more broken vinyl cords and retying decoys in the boat.

You are NOT tying a knot in 400lb mono line, just isnt happening.
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Re: Crimper Tool

Postby LiquidA45 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:15 pm

BBK wrote:
LiquidA45 wrote:Good luck tying a not in mono...I don't use that tanglefree rubber line. I would rather spend the $3 on a 100 ct. of crimps.


X2. Used that tanglefree for years and always hated it. Switched all of mine to braided cord and mono this year. HUGE improvement, no more broken vinyl cords and retying decoys in the boat.

You are NOT tying a knot in 400lb mono line, just isnt happening.



No joke, once you go mono you will never go back. Got the pre-rigged texas rigs last year and this year I just did my own for about $7/dozen. I don't even put them on a carabiner, just let the weight slide down to the decoy and I throw them in a regular decoy bag. They don't tangle and you can pull the bottom of the decoy from the bag no problem.
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Re: Crimper Tool

Postby dakotashooter2 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:17 pm

I just use a hammer......................
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Re: Crimper Tool

Postby AR Dave » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:06 pm

HMMMM - hammer / pliers looking better. I could go $18 if they were right in front of me.
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Re: Crimper Tool

Postby Baker » Fri Nov 01, 2013 6:49 am

I have a Jinkai crimping tool. You can find them in most any place that's geared toward offshore fishing. I got mine from a local tackle shop but just do a google search and they'll pop up. They're a good one, recomended to me by a mate on an offshore charter boat down in NC.

Having said that, solid crimp connections are a big deal when your pulling on a blue marlin, but for decoys I'd probably just use any old pair of dikes if I didn't already have one of these in my tackle bags. 400 lb mono, seems to be the way to go on the Texas rigs.
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