For when you absolutely need the toughest snag leader and hooklink material available. Vigilante is made with 100% Dyneema fibres, and has been developed to offer exceptional abrasion resistance with a high linear strength to diameter, excellent knot strength and zero stretch. This unique product combines state of the art Dyneema braiding techniques with a special ‘anti friction’ coating that actually helps the braid slide over underwater obstacles – making Vigilante the ultimate snag leader for fishing for the hard battling specimens both here in the UK and on the challenging European lakes and rivers.

Vigilante is a lot more versatile than simply being a great snag leader!

The colour and low diameter of the 25lb Vigilante makes a great carp fishing hooklink. The muddy brown colour blends in superbly with most lake beds.

It can even be used in a similar way to conventional skinned hooklinks, as the waxy finish can be removed with your fingernail to create suppler section near the hook – yet the overall lower diameter compared to skinned hooklinks offers a much subtler presentation. We recommend a smear of Critical Mass just to ensure it sinks flush to the lake bed.

It’s ideal for extreme situations when normal braided hooklinks cannot cope because they are regularly coming into contact with sharp obstacles such as jagged rocks, mussel beds or sharp flint strewn gravel bars. Stepping up to the thicker, heavier rated 35lb and 45lb version will allow significantly greater abrasion resistance.

Vigilante has also proven hugely popular and reliable as a dedicated catfish hooklink in the higher breaking strains, as the braid easily withstands contact with abrasive pads of small teeth that line the catfish’s cavernous mouth.

  • 100% Dyneema
  • Anti-Friction Coating
  • Available on 20m Spools in 25lb, 35lb and 45lb
  • Colour: Low Viz Brown
Breaking Strain Colour Meterage
25lb (11.3kg) Low Viz Brown 20m
35lb (15.9kg) Low Viz Brown 20m
45lb (20.4kg) Low Viz Brown 20m

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