GEAR REVIEW: STRINGEASE STAY-LOK TITANIUM LEADER
I use leaders 95% of the time, so when I received the Stringease Titanium Leaders from WFN to test out I was excited to get these out on the water.
I decided to try the XPS Popper on the Stringease Leader. The reason I choose this lure is because it's one of the harder top water lures to use on a leader. The leader tends to get twisted in the hooks of the Popper.
The Popper has no split ring on the screw eye so it can be a little tricky getting a leader on. The design of the Stringease leader wasn't very hard to attach.
Gar are perfect for testing out this kind of product because they have a long mouth loaded with razor sharp teeth. It doesn't matter if its a big or small Gar.
You can see all the little teeth in the mouth. I can guarantee that leader came into contact with some of those teeth. The leader showed no damage.After the Gar the Leader was still like new. I have to admit I was surprised there was no kinks or wear on the leader after that fish. I was pretty impressed and I was starting to feel confident using that leader.Some of the specs:The snap has a unique locking mechanism that doesn't pop or pull open. It's light and strong and has weedless rounded ends. I like the fact that there is no bending or give in the leader, which makes lure control very easy.The Leader is a single strand of titanium wire that has wrapped ends that won't pull apart. That will increase the life of the leader.The swivel is a ball bearing with two welded rings.Back to testing it out.
A couple more fish and the leader is still like new. You will also see that when I am holding the fish up, I am doing it by holding the leader, still no bends or kinks.So far this product passes the test with flying colors. There is one thing that tends to put a beating on leaders, other than fish. I tend to cast into trees or other structures when fishing from a boat. Let's see what happens when I really put this leader to the test. Check the video below.
I was very impressed after the tree test, most leaders would have been bent or twisted, not the Stringease leader, it's still like new.
A pike couldn't do any damage to the leader either.Next I caught a pretty nice Bass.
That big Bass couldn't even put a kink in the leader.
I am extremely impressed with the quality and durability of this leader. In the picture below I will compare the Stringease Titanium leader with my usual wire leader. A leader with bends and kinks will affect the action of the lure, sometimes so much that the leader has to be replaced.
The top leader is the Stringease that I used for testing and the bottom leader is my usual wire leader I use.
It only took one outing with the Stringease Titanium leader to convince me. Pike and Gar can put on beating on leaders and lures, this product was still as good as new at the end of the night. This is an amazing product that will out last any other leader and will guarantee to land you more fish in the boat.Stringease has left me with one question: Where can I get more?//www.stringease.com/index.php