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In anticipation of a trip out today, I cast up a handful of 6oz boat leads yesterday, and had to use 1mm diameter galvanised garden wire for the loops.
I would have used stainless steel wire, but had none of an appropriate size hanging about.
The breaking force required for the existing loops is about 70 kg, so for boat fishing, it's ample.
Might use solid copper wire for the next batch, though, if I can't source some 1.5 mm stainless wire.
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Try a welding consumables supplier they should be able to sort you out with stainless wire (stainless welding filler rods) they sell them in a about 80cm lengths, Wilko sell galvanised garden wire 20m x 1.5mm for 99p.
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