In this case i've done a bit of repairing on a couple of broken lines.
The factory made loops are good ans strong but WILL break eventually, especially when you fish in the wintertime, the guides get frozen up and the line is put through a LOT of stress.
So here's a quick and easy guide on making new loops, either if you want one on your line or shooting head or want to repair a broken one.
It's not the prettiest repair but i've always been one for cheap,simple and durable solutions.
|What you need:|
Broken line in need of new loops.
Sharp knife or scissors.
Strong thread and bobbin.
One pointy needle (not nesseseraly sharp but pointy)
Epoxy glue,aquasure or similar.Any glue that retains a little bit of flexibility once dried.
As you can see the line is bust and the braid is showing.
It will continue to wear and eventually break.
Possibly while fighting that price salmon.
|Sever the ties!|
Nothing fancy,just cut it.
|Cut the thread and go back between the two lines a couple of times to secure the thread.|
|Between the lines!|
|Now you are left with a bit to spare.|
|Cut it with your knife.|
This is the reason i want a sharp knife, you can make a closer cut.
Make the cut angled so you get a taper.
In further news i've added Flies over Nebraska to my Blog Roll.
I like Erics simple and explorative style and enjoy seeing him catch what is to me exotic species, often small ones showing that you don't need insane trophy steelhead to have a very good time fishing!