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 for the fishery 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 60-gram GloLead® weighs 60 grams but sinks faster than traditional 60-gram leaded barrel swivels. 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. The special design allows a range of diameters from 1.2mm to 2.5mm nylon line. The 60-gram comes in two versions: Glowing Green and non-luminous Ocean Blue.
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 in stock ready to ship. The GloLead® is a money-saving, much safer alternative to existing leaded barrel swivels. They are available in 40-gram, 60-gram and 100-gram weights. They are all the same innovative shape and style. 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 GloLead® can be placed anywhere on the branchline within 3.5 meters of the hook.
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 barrel swivels can be very dangerous if a fish bites the line or if the line breaks under tension. Traditional leaded swivels have been known to fly back to the boat at very high speed damaging boats and injuring crew. If the line breaks or the hook tears out of a fish’s mouth on a snood with a GloLead®, the GloLead® will not fly back at all. If the hook tears out of the fish's mouth, the GloLead® is designed to 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. The new GloLead® is designed to reduce the chance of a dangerous fly-back in our 40-gram, 60-gram and 100-gram versions.
60-gram GloLeads® come packed in a carton carrying two inner boxes of 100 each (200 GloLeads® per carton. Total shipping weight 14 kg)
Click here to download a PDF brochure direct from the Australian government Fishing Management Authority website.
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