Heavy-duty monofilament or cable is often required when going after hard-fishing saltwater species. Because it’s impossible to tie knots with such thick fishing line, crimps are needed to connect lures, hooks, and other tackle.
A crimp is simply the small piece of metal used to crimp the end of a thick fishing line to make a joint where other tackle can be connected. Most crimps are made from aluminum, brass, or copper. A crimping tool helps make each crimp sturdier.
Quality crimps are the difference between pulling in a big fish and letting your prized catch get away. Select ones specifically designed for the size and strength of fish you’re after. Single-barrel crimps are best for small species while double-barrel crimps are a much for big species.