With larger and larger fish comes larger and larger tackle. In order to rig properly for some fish, a crimp is necessary to form the connection in 200-400 lb test rather than a hand tied knot...
As the seasons change, our gear must also change. Scott Walker is taking his Swordfish rod and converting it to a rig for pulling a dredge for Blue Marlin. The dredge that he will pull is very heavy and resistant. The tackle has to be strong to simply pull it all day but also has to be strong enough to withstand (hopefully) many attacks on the dredge through the day.
One of the changes that has to occur is to cut the terminal end off the Swordfish tackle and crimp a swivel onto the end of the line with a thimble and protector.
Scott goes step by step through the process of making this crimp and shows you precisely how to crimp for maximum strength and durability. Of course, there are tons of other uses for a crimp beyond pulling a dredge and Scott's instructions apply anywhere you may need a super strong crimp.
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