American Fishing Wire Single Barrel Leader Sleeves

American Fishing Wire Single Barrel Leader Sleeves

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Black36$4.49 USD
Black100$6.49 USD
Black100$6.99 USD
Black100$6.99 USD
Black100$8.49 USD
Black100$10.49 USD
Black36$7.49 USD
Black100$19.49 USD
Black100$23.49 USD
Professional quality leader sleeves are available in a variety of sizes. Burr-free nonabrasive finish combined with high strength and corrosion resistance make American Fishing Wire sleeves the preferred choice of professional leader, lure, and tackle manufacturers.
4.5 Stars based on 30 reviews
By Chase
Manassas, VA
Strong and nice quality
December 22, 2021
Used in the keys for a couple weeks fishing. Strong and worked well for what I needed.
Great Price
May 21, 2021
I had to shop around quite a bit to find these with the lock down and appreciate they were available.
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Sleeves you know will hold
December 15, 2020
I'm sure you can find some cheaper sleeves elsewhere but when you're a serious fisherman and looking to hook some serious fish it's best to spend a few extra cents to get the tried and true equipment. So long as you're halfway competent at crimping these sleeves will hold. I know when I use AFW sleeves if something happens it will because of an error on my part and not a failure of the sleeve.
By Gary
Cheboygan, MI
barrel sleeves
February 28, 2020
they work very well, made up bunch of stinger hooks, nice to make them exactly as I needed
By Greg
Brea, CA
Great with titanium leader material.
January 27, 2019
I use these for the titanium leader material rather than trying to tie knots. They work great with a triple pass through.
By Ken R.
Sleeves for American Fishing wire
October 20, 2018
These are great sleeves I/ve been King fishing for 35 plus years never had a failure
By Mike
Cincinnati Ohio
Great Sleeves
August 24, 2018
The barrel sleeves have great bite and holding power. I use them to make leaders for shark fishing while on vacation.
By Justin
San Antonio
Works great with Malin Boa wire.
July 6, 2018
The #1 works great with 30 & 40lb Malin Boa, the #2 works great with 50lb Malin Boa.
  • Holds well.
By Seth
Fairfax, VA
It does the job...
May 17, 2018
Great sleeve. Well matched by size to the appropriate AFW fishing wire you are using.
By Justin
Grove city, pa
Good product
April 29, 2018
Used for making stinger hooks on the Detroit river. Worked great!
By Christopher
Ladson, SC
They Slip
April 18, 2018
I purchased some nylon-coated cable leader, and I highly recommend going with the double sleeves. These slipped, even if I used two crimps.
  • Good to use if you're crimping on a weight, and you want it break off on the bottom so you salvage your rig. (don't know if that's a pro)
By Seth
Fairfax, VA
Exactly do what they need to do
March 22, 2018
Great crimps for making trace to full size metal (either solid or titanium wire) leaders
By Athar H.
Karachi, Pakistan
Worth Every penny
November 28, 2017
Bought these to use with 20lbs and 40lbs steel leader material and they are absolutely perfect match for the diameter of the both. A firm and durable sleeve you can rely on when playing for biggies.
By Athar H.
Karachi, Pakistan
Perfect Match!
November 28, 2017
Bought these to use with 20lbs and 40lbs steel leader material and they are absolutely perfect match for the diameter of the both. A firm and durable sleeve you can rely on when playing for biggies.
By Sebastian
Lorton, Virginia
Sleeve Review
January 12, 2017
They are strong sleeves for their size and corrosion resistant in saltwater.
9 Questions & 9 Answers
Ted Tsandes
from Utah asked:
October 29, 2019
What sleeve size do I need for 45-lb wire?
1 Answer
That is based off thickness and each brand is different, if using AFW 45 use J010B-B
Submitted by: Ethan on October 30, 2019

Brian Aubin
from NC asked:
October 27, 2021
I have a Jinkai SC-2C Crimping Tool and the #5 AFW-218 Sleeves won't crimp tightly using that tool and those sleeves on AFW-261 90lb Test .  What tool should I be using?
1 Answer

Hi Brian, I would recommend American Fishing Wire TPCRP8.5 8 1/2'' Crimp Tool. Model: TPCRP8.5, TackleDirect Code: AFW-0142. Please let us know if theres anything else we can assist you with. Tight Lines.


Submitted by: Brendan - TackleDirect Customer Service on October 28, 2021

Jeff B.
from MT asked:
August 9, 2021
What is the smallest size  do you recommend for single strand 40lb AFW titanium leader , and what kind of crimper should i use thank you ...
1 Answer

The smallest single barrel sleeves you can get away with would be J02B-B (AFW-0040) for the 40lb wire doubled up.  As for a crimper,  the Momoi Mini Hand Crimper (MOM-0266) will work well with those sleeves.  Please let us know if there is anything else we can assist you with.

Submitted by: Rick - TackleDirect Customer Service on August 10, 2021

Vincent Kugler
from NJ asked:
January 31, 2021
what size crimp for 40 lb mono
1 Answer
These are designed more for wire. Take a look at Jinkai sleeves size K.
Submitted by: Austin Kearney on February 2, 2021

from Springfields Gardens, NY asked:
November 22, 2020
what size can i use for 75 lb (st1075b-15ft) i have also added the picture of the wire for refrence
1 Answer
your leader has a diameter of approx .23", so even the largest sleeve may be too small for this size wire leader
Submitted by: Alex T on November 25, 2020

Brandon kasal
from Honolulu Hawaii asked:
September 4, 2019
Do you need a specific crimping tool? What crimper do you guys recommend for these single barrel sleeves? I’ll be using size #2 crimps for 65 lb 7x7 strand uncoated wire. Thanks for your help.
1 Answer
anyone would be fine they usually have 3-4 slates 
Submitted by: Ryan Henry on September 21, 2019

from north carolina asked:
September 22, 2014
what size sleeve needs to be used with 60lb flour carbon leader
1 Answer
You really cannot use AFW for the fluorocarbon, they are for cable. Use the size J Jinkai sleeve.
Submitted by: Customer Service on September 23, 2014

from barrington R.I. asked:
April 4, 2014
what sleeve do i use for your titanium leader wire
1 Answer
Normally the titanium leader wire is not crimped using sleeves. You would normally haywire twist any single strand wire, but in this case this is very flexible wire that lets you tie a knot.
Submitted by: Customer Service on April 5, 2014

from niagara falls, ny asked:
October 28, 2012
which size sleeve do I use to for the 175 lb leader-.036 in
1 Answer
7F8, 7T
Submitted by: Customer Service on October 29, 2012


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