Breakaway Ultra Leads
The Ultra is an updated sea fishing lead weight based on the conventional Breakaway design. Initially available in the two popular beach fishing sizes 150g (yellow) and 170g (red), the Ultra comprises a virtually indestructible polymer nose cap, rotating stainless steel anchor wires, a rugged central stem with metal tail loop, and a push-on lead body.
The Ultra’s aggressive shape means great casting performance plus more in-flight protection for baits. The short tail loop is ideally suited to foolproof operation with Imp and Impact Shield bait clips. Seabed anchorage benefits from slightly heavier anchor wires; the nose cap recesses allow release pressure to be set to match a wide range of tidal pressures and fishing distances. Wire operation is clean and predictable even at high settings, allowing instant release and easy retrieval.
As tackle exporters Breakaway are acutely aware of the massive, often prohibitive, cost of transporting fishing weights around the world. Carriage is hardly cheap in the UK either. On top of that, lead distribution’s carbon footprint is massive.
With that in mind, we developed the patented Ultra system to include easy DIY lead making. Besides the ready-made Ultras we plan to introduce separate lead moulds and fully assembled nose caps. Scrap lead is easily available almost anywhere. Nose cones and moulds are lightweight and thus much cheaper and greener to distribute. It’s a win-win situation for fishermen, tackle shops and the environment.