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Using TronixPro Canny Links

A number of people have been asking about how to use TronixPro Canny Links to assemble rotten bottom rigs. They are straightforward to use and can simply be tied on to the leader at the loop in the link.

Using TronixPro Canny Links rotton bottom

My favoured method is that recommended by the original designer of the links, Paul Hunter and is detailed below.

Using TronixPro Canny Links rotton bottom line loop

Form a loop in the end of the leader, the perfection loop gives the strongest connection.

Using TronixPro Canny Links rotton bottom line

Tie a length of rotten bottom line to the leader; this must always have a lower breaking strain than the main line and should be around half the strength of this reel line. The Uni knot is the most effective way of securing the rotten bottom behind the loop.

Using TronixPro Canny Links rotton bottom

Hang the loop over the circular section of the canny link and using a key ring or scissors handle on the bottom leg of the link pull the link onto the loop.

Using TronixPro Canny Links rotton bottom lead

Tie the weight to the end to the rotten bottom and before casting hook the lead onto the bottom leg of the link.

The free top leg on the link can be used to clip down a hook snood. These links, like most rotten bottom links are not totally secure and care should be taken when casting. They are not suitable for Pendulum style casting.

The links are widely available from TronixPro stockists including Veals online.

Paul’s original video on using the links can be found here.

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