Hooklinks & Leaders | RidgeMonkey

RRP: £6.49 to £13.99 | ridgemonkey.co.uk

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RidgeMonkey have been very busy over the last few months developing a range of both hooklinks and leaders. As with everything in their range, countless hours of thought has gone into crafting these new products to be the very best they can be. As you may have seen on social media, the new hooklinks and leaders are all produced on octagonal shaped spools. Each one is fitted with a window in the back so you can see how much material is left on the spool without taking it apart. The range includes: both stiff and soft coated braid, soft braid, fluorocarbon, chod filament, lead-free leader, lead-free hooklink and a braided shock leader. 


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Soft Braid
This ultra fine, supple braid is ideal for use with solid bags. It curls up nicely and has a fantastic mottled colouration for perfect camouflage. Being highly flexible, the Soft Braid is ideal for combi-rigs and offers totally free movement. Supplied on a 20m spool in both 25lb and 35lb breaking strains in the following three colours: Weed Green, Organic Brown and Camo. 



Soft Coated Braid
Perfect for fishing over bottom debris, this supple-coated hooklink is a fantastic all-round hooklink. The coating strips very easily to form a hinge with a supple inner braid. Despite being soft, the outer coating is robust enough not to split when tied and offers fantastic abrasion resisting properties. Supplied on a 20m spool in both 25lb and 35lb breaking strains in the following three colours: Weed Green, Organic Brown and Camo. 


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Stiff Coated Braid
This is one of the stiffest coated braids available. It is almost wire-like in nature, yet is completely user friendly. Being stiff, it avoids tangles and creates fast reacting rigs. Ideal for fishing over clean, hard bottoms or any other situation that requires a stiff rig section. Supplied on a 20m spool in both 25lb and 35lb breaking strains in the following three colours: Weed Green, Organic Brown and Camo. 


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Fluorocarbon Hooklink
An ultra low visibility 100% fluorocarbon hooklink material. Nearly invisible when submerged, the high density RM-Tec Fluorocarbon will pin itself to the lakebed and is suitable for a wide range of applications. Originally developed as a hooklink material with medium flexibility, it is also perfect when used as a concealment leader when targeting particularly wary fish. Supplied on a 20m spool in both 15lb and 20lb breaking strains.


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Chod/Stiff Rig Material
High memory, high diameter nylon stiff rig filament, created using the unique RM-Tec Easi-Curve technology. The Chod/Stiff Rig Material can be curved into shape by simply drawing between thumb and forefinger. Should you need to re-straighten the rig for any reason, this can be achieved with a firm pull between two rig tools with no need to steam. Brilliant for use in any rig that requires a stiff section. The translucent green material comes in 25lb and 35lb breaking strains both supplied on 20m spools.


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Lead Free Hooklink
Extra tough, spliceable woven braid hooklink material, ideal when abrasion resistance is a critical factor. Can be spliced around a swivel or hook eye while retaining the suppleness needed to effortlessly hug any terrain. Mottled low-vis finish in three different colour options: Weed Green, Organic Brown and Camo.


Lead Free Leader
Extra supple, spliceable woven braid leader material, ideal when abrasion resistance is a critical factor. Can be spliced like leadcore while retaining the suppleness needed to effortlessly hug any terrain. Perfect for venues where the use of leadcore leaders is restricted, and can also be used as a super-tough hooklink material. Mottled low-vis finish in three different colour options: Weed Green, Organic Brown and Camo. Supplied on 10m spools in 50lb breaking strain.


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Braided Shock Leader
Ultra strong, zero-stretch, braided shock leader. Essential for distance casting, a strong shock leader will reduce the chances of a crack off. The RM-Tec Braided Shock Leader has been developed to help load the rod as quickly as possible, with all casting energy being transferred to the blank. The limp braid absolutely flies through the rings on the cast and settles flush to the lakebed. It is only available in a low detection Camo finish, in 50lb breaking strain, priced at £10.99 for 20m.
 

Mick Clifford