A couple months ago I posted some data on leader KBS (knotted breaking strength) and Maximum Drag. (Connecting Terminal Tackle) One of the issues that becomes clear is that KBS can start to affect Maximum Drag settings as you drop down in leader strength. One of the ways to improve the connection to terminal tackle is to use a small Bimini Twist, the other possibility is to crimp the connection. Crimping is its own science, and although many have experience with it, I haven't used crimps and wanted to do some testing. John_Madison CT stepped forward and offered to crimp a few leaders for testing and they arrived early this week. John has prepared an excellent package of about 30 crimped leaders using 60# and 80# mono and fluorocarbon, which was about 25 more connections than I was expecting! The crimps look very well made, the packages are well organized and include a variety of leader materials, crimp materials and sizes. Great work John. As I test them over the coming week, I will add information into the placeholder replies that follow. As a preview of things to come, I've started testing one package: Sufix Superior 60# Mono Leader ABS: 103 lbs. ! KBS: 72 lbs. ! As I've said before, what manufacturers put on the package often bears little relationship to actual strengths.