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Just had a text from a mate who nearly got decapitated by a gemini last night.

Basically his fishing partner cast & felt like he had cracked off as it all went light, meanwhile my mate has seen something go 6in past his left ear like a rocket.

Transpires that the fishing buddy was using a "pick-up" lead that had been lost by another angler.

All that was left on his rig was the heavily corroded leads tail, or part of it.

So, when using old leads that have been picked-up always check for any possible signs of weakness as clearly in this case, that was the problem.
 

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The Lead Legend
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hes very lucky it missed him
 

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That's a very serious issue and unfortunately not uncommon. I'm always seeing shops selling leads with weak tail wires or loops that wouldn't last five minutes when exposed to saltwater. Shocking and very dangerous.

Personally if I find a lead someone has lost, if it's showing any sign of corrosion or weakness I'll either bin it or just use it for lobbing off the rocks - NOT for 'proper' casting.
 

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or dry it out then melt it and make a new one
 
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