I didn't get started shark fishing until the early 70s, but I've used a few shackles and J hooks. I learned to make that leader a long time ago and it still works great. Animal made a pretty fair drawing of how I make my leaders. The reason I use quicklinks instead of shackles, is because the hardware store two blocks from my house carries the quicklinks but don't carry the shackles. If they carried them, I'd be just as happy with shackles.Mustad7731 said:That is a tried and true leader setup...I've been using basicly that setup
since the late '60s...With the exception of the quicklink and the circle hooks
[we used a 1/8" stainless shackle and a 12/0 to 14/0 J hooks].
Animal, I'm going to steal that drawing if you don't mind. Its better than I can do and some people Email me questions that the drawing would really make it easier to answer. I could also use it if I get asked on the board again.animal said:i think this is kinda what gundoctor is trying to explain i think... just slip on the hook drops as needed 1...2...3..4 drops... just slip them right in the quick link and your ready to rock n roll