NEW!!! Please look at this new innovative lead sinker for Longliners and other serious fishermen. In Australia, all longliners are required to have a 60-gram lead swivel within 3.5 meters of the hook to help the bait sink quickly to avoid catching birds and turtles. AFMA (the Australian Fisheries Management Authority) has recently passed a new regulation allowing 40-gram weights placed within ½ meter of the hook. GloLeads® are a new idea invented by some Mooloolaba fisherman and a brilliant AFMA scientist. Our new 40-gram GloLead® weighs only 40 grams but sinks faster than previous 60-gram leaded swivels due to its innovative design and the close proximity of the lead to the hook. There is no swivel, so you use two fewer crimps for every snood. That saves time and money. The branchline feeds directly through a hole through the centre of the GloLead® using no crimps. Because it places 40 grams right at the hook, your baited hook will sink even faster than a snood with an old 60-gram swivel 3 meters from the hook. The special design allows a range of diameters from 1.2mm to 2.5mm nylon line. And it GLOWS!!
The original Australian inventors have asked us to develop and distribute their new GloLeads® around the world. Fishing International is the sole and exclusive distributor for this exciting new invention. The new invention was originally called LumoLead by the original inventors but is now called GloLead®. We now have 40-gram, 60-gram and 100-gram GloLeads® in stock ready to ship. The GloLead® is a money-saving, much safer alternative to traditional leaded barrel swivels and it GLOWS!! They are available in 40-gram, 60-gram and 100-gram weights. They all have the same innovative design. The 40-gram GloLead® has an empty cavity in the base that will fit over a crimp at the hook making the crimp invisible. The 60-gram GloLead® is filled with lead to the end of the tube. The 60-gram and 100-gram GloLeads® can be placed anywhere on the branchline within 3.5 meters of the hook. And they GLOW!!
Another serious and valuable improvement is crew safety. IF the line breaks in front of the hook, the GloLead® and hook will not fly back at the boat. Standard leaded swivels can be very dangerous if a fish bites the line or if the line breaks under tension. Legacy leaded swivels have been known to fly back to the boat at very high speed damaging boats and injuring crew. Because this new GloLead® invention sits right at the hook, if the line breaks further up, the GloLead® will not fly back at all. The GloLead® is designed to slide up the line away from the hook while the fishing is fighting. If the hook then tears out of the fish's mouth, the GloLead® will safely release the energy of the stretched line and prevent the hook and weight from flying back at the boat. All prudent operators and fishermen should consider the safety of their crew under all circumstances. If a weighted hook pulls out of a fish's mouth with any weight still attached while the line is still under tension, the lead and hook might fly back to the boat. But the new GloLead® is designed to reduce the chance of a dangerous fly-back in all 40-gram, 60-gram and 100-gram versions.
40-gram GloLeads® come in cartons containing four inner boxes of 100 each (400 GloLeads® total per carton. Shipping weight 18 kg).
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