American Fishing Wire - 49-Strand Cable

American Fishing Wire - 49-Strand Cable

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30Camo17580.0360.914F8, 7T$17.99 USD
30Camo275125.0451.147F8, 7T$18.99 USD
30Camo400182.0541.3710F8, 8T$20.99 USD
30Camo480218.0621.5710F8,10T$21.99 USD
30Camo600273.0721.8314F8,11T$26.99 USD
30Camo800364.0812.0614F8$30.99 USD
30Camo900409.0932.3614F8$37.99 USD
300Camo9041.0310.794F8$83.99 USD
300Camo17580.0360.914F8, 7T$123.49 USD
300Camo275125.0451.144F8, 7T$147.99 USD
300Camo480218.0621.5710F8$194.49 USD
300Camo600273.0721.8314F8, 11T$221.99 USD
300Camo800364.0812.0614F8$295.49 USD
300Camo900409.0932.3614F8$325.99 USD
Made from high strength, corrosion resistant Type 304 stainless steel, 49-Strand 7x7 cable provides excellent protection against Shark and other big game toothy fish. This cable provides excellent kink resistance and bite protection. Often times when a shark strikes a bait, they twirl violently. This motion can kink single strand leader wire and can actually be more destructive to your tackle than a fierce bite. 49-Strand resists kinking, wrestles back and allows you to hook up and haul in.
5 Stars based on 36 reviews
By bob
Wire line
April 9, 2022
Easy to handle good flex
Arlington VA
April 4, 2022
Strong multi-strand wire that is flexible and easy to use with double barrel sleeves
By George
Good Product
April 1, 2022
Just the right size for wahoo rigging, thin and strong
By George
Good Product
April 1, 2022
diameter is spot on to match sleeves
By Carl
Tampa, Fl
American Fishing Wire 49-Strand K175C-0
December 4, 2021
Best wire for rigging large lures (like the Nomad Designs Madmacs) for Wahoo and Tuna Trolling
  • 175 pounds is optimal to rig large lures for toothy critters when you don't want to lose expensive hard lures.
  • Virtually corrosion-free.
  • "Soft" for its diameter and easy to loop and crimp.
  • Cheap investment to save a 50 to 90 dollar lure.
  • Not a significantly different hook-up rate than heavy (250-300 pound) mono.
  • As with using any wire (stranded or single strand) some fish are just naturally leader shy. You'll get more hookups with equivalent diameter mono but you WILL lose a lot of expensive tackle. I'd rather use the wire than not.
By Kevin
Southern California
Good product.
September 16, 2021
I’ve made many leaders with this and it is very easy to work with. I’ve hauled in 100-200 lbs threshers with this with no problems or failures.
By Nacho S.
Indian Harbour Beach, FL
Easy to work with and Wahoo Proof
March 16, 2021
Great price and easy to make stinger hooks out of for those toothy conquests!
By Marlon ;.
Mannheim, Germany
good stuff with some pros and cons
February 10, 2021
Hey, I used the AFW stuff for a while, now I'll listen the pros and cons, cause it's probably the best in it's league but still haves some downsides.
  • very flexible, auufordable and very hard to kink, meaning it have to be bend in a extreme sharp angle to leave any kinks in the leader, while being very soft what helps to give an livebait more movement.
  • the first con is that it's only made out of AISI304/1.4301 grade stainless steel, like pretty much all cable sold for fishing purposes, what makes it corrode pretty easily in saltwater, meaning it will show significant corrosion within days, to avoid this minimum AISI316/1.4401 had to be used, what would take weeks of permanent contact to O2 rich saltwater before corroding, what's way longer than the lifespan of fishing leaders. nonetheless it's perfect for fishing in freshwater where it won't corrode at all.
  • another note, have nothing to do with the exact product: big sharks can bite/chew through 49 strand pretty easily, at least in fishable strengts, 10.000lb would be pretty safe but extremly thick as well. another thing, if you use crimps, they should be changed every day cause this spot will corrode way faster and is not visible, only in saltware as well.
By Kamron
Ormond Beach Florida
Great Leader
February 1, 2021
Strong but flexible, perfect for HST Wahoo lures.
By Tamir
New Castle, Delaware
Strong and flexible
July 11, 2020
Comes with knot instructions on the back. Making all my heavy duty trolling rigs with that. Behaves like a braided line thanks to the 49 strands.
By Bobby
Hertford NC
Prompt delivery
May 16, 2020
Bought this for my Wahoo lures, TackleDirect was prompt on delivery time
By Jim
Allendale, SC
Strong stuff
March 5, 2020
Perfect for Nomad trolling lures
By Aric
San Antonio
Sharks beware
February 15, 2020
Getting ready for a land based shark fishing trip, haven’t had a chance to fish with it but I’ve built some rigs already and should do the trick.
By Jeff
Liberty, MO
Good cable
February 14, 2020
Bought this for some custom rigging on a lure. Seems to be easy to work with and has held up well.
By Jeremy
Panama City, FL
Great cable!
May 21, 2019
All around great cable. Withstands corrosion. Holds up well. Easy to work with.
2 Questions & 2 Answers
from Maryland asked:
December 18, 2019
What size crimp would work with the 175 pound cable?
1 Answer
Hello, The 175lb has a diameter of .036. Afw  recommends sleeve size 4F8 and 7T

Submitted by: Tyler Bennett on December 19, 2019

Jimmy Lang
from Michigan asked:
October 26, 2016
is this nylon coated, or have any coating?
1 Answer
The American Fishing Wire - 49-Strand Cable is not coated.
Submitted by: Donald on October 26, 2016


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