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    Looking for lead wire,
    I'm struggling to find lead wire, I use it to load wagglers to avoid using none toxic shot.
    I prefer to use float stops and no8s to no10s lead shot.
    I can get fly tying wire but it may be too fine a wire, if it's all that's available I suppose I could double wrap it.

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    I’ve used solder with a thin film of araldite brushed over it, to keep it in place and give a neater look

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    That's a very good impression of my floats. negates the rock hard shot. Solder may be the way to go,

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    You can get solder in different diameters too which maybe helpful in getting the balance right.

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    Gary,

    Billy Clarke and Angling direct sell Nash lead wire

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    You should be able to find fly tying lead wire if you do a search

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    You could use the lead from lead core carp leaders.


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    I was going to suggest what ray said, Lead core leaders but solder wire should do the job just as well.

    Talking about sourcing stuff, I'm on a rather different mission trying to source some split-cored inline olivettes or bullets in different weights ranges from BB (0.4g) and below.

    The only one's I've seen don't have a central core.

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    Lead Wire Supplies | Buy Online | Advent RM
    This firm deals with lead wires, might be worth trying a good plumbers merchants as well, we used to use lead wire for caulking leaky joints on cast iron pipes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laguna View Post
    I was going to suggest what ray said, Lead core leaders but solder wire should do the job just as well.

    Talking about sourcing stuff, I'm on a rather different mission trying to source some split-cored inline olivettes or bullets in different weights ranges from BB (0.4g) and below.

    The only one's I've seen don't have a central core.

    Cralusso sell a split ball called globulat weights sizes from 1g-20g
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    CRALUSSO GLOBULAR WEIGHTS - COARSE FISHING SLIDER WEIGHTS | eBay
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