Korda Rubbers have become some what of an institution when it comes to finishing off a rig, they were originally designed as a purpose made connector between the top of an in line lead and the rig tube. At the time Korda were all using Ritchworth Tadpole rubbers and cutting them down, they did the job but were a little rough around the edges. Korda's own rubbers concentrated on one thing, connecting the lead and the tube leaving little or no lip for the hooklink to tangle around on the cast. Since then Korda have designed their own lead clips to fit the rubbers already made for the top of an in line, people also slide the lead down onto a rubber semi fixed over the hooklink swivel so if the line breaks the lead can pull off the rubber down the tube and off the end of the line, a semi fixed rig that turns into a running rig. They have a multitude of other applications, being of high quality rubber compound they will stretch over many things to conceal or neaten a part of the rig, some people use them at the end of the hooklink as it joins the swivel for neatness and who are Korda to argue. Keep them out of warm direct sunlight they can perish if they get really warm, an unavoidable reaction from a rubber based material.
Cut the tubing to a point before threading it on, this makes it easier to push into the top of the rubber.
Never glue the tube in this makes it brittle at the join, it will eventually snap at this point.
Never cut the top of the rubber off to make it easier to get the tube in, this creates the flat spot that the rubber was designed to avoid and creates a risk of a tangle again.
If you're feeling lucky take two packs out with you!
They are available in all 4 colours to match the tubing.
Pull the rubbers off your lead clip when the rig is not in use to stop it being stretched between sessions, this will loosed its grip on the lead clip and may cause the lead to come off when it doesn't need to.
If you are loosing leads from the clip for no reason replace the rubber.
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