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Old 08-22-2001, 02:36 PM
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Good/Cheep Wire Tested!

We had A LOT of Bluefish Action at BoneClave 2001. A while ago I had bought some "Jewelry Wire" at JoAnns Fabric Store, but had not yet tested it. The brand name is "Tiger Tail." It is braided SS with a nylon coating; the spool is like a tippet spool; it has 30' of wire & I think it cost $1.99. I would estimate its strength at around 30#. Well, it held up Very Well to Bluefish. I think I landed up to 6 fish on a single peace & the fish ran from 5-9#. The failures we did have occured at the knot between the wire & the Mono! Also, it seems fairly low Vis.
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Old 08-22-2001, 04:17 PM
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GregO - thanks for showing me that stuff at the clave. I am all over that! My last roll of american wire was 8 bucks, and frankly I like the color of your stuff better.

Great find!
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Old 08-23-2001, 11:50 AM
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Terry & I cleaned out the Burlington (Middlesex Mall) JoAnnes Frabric of thier last Four spools of Tiger Tail. The Price is now $2.49, but there is currently a sale going on so it was $1.86.
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Based on the most recent discussion in the Gear thread -

I've also bought and tried a couple weights of this Acculon TigerTail wire; very handy, very worthwhile.

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Old 04-28-2003, 10:56 AM
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It appears from the TygerWire website that several of our board sponsors sell Tyger Wire through their shops
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Old 09-15-2003, 09:34 PM
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With all the blues around lately, I looked a the peg at the craft store tonight and found the price bumped up to $4.99 now! Talk about a price hike since we started this thread :eyecrazy:
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Old 09-16-2003, 11:12 AM
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PRICE CHECK ON AISLE THREE !!! :hehe:

Now, I'm gonna have to look around and see what it is at my haunts
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