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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 7:59 pm    Post subject: knot or crimp... Reply with quote

Trying my hand at making some rigs and using the AFW SurfStrand Bare 1x7 SS trolling wire, what is a good knot to end it at my swivel? Or should I just crimp it?
It 'snelled" good at the hooks, can't figure out what to use at the swivel. Thanks in advance. Stew
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Figure eight knot ... wink  
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Figure 8
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's cool... just didn't seem to "tighten up" real tight. How long you leaving your tag end?
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

blueoceaneyez wrote:
Figure 8


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Dosen't have to be too tight-it will hold.

Tie it where your tag end lays flat against your wire, and you can leave 1/4 inch or so without it snagging your line.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 8:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The figure eight but I crimp the tag end and have not had a problem. This gets the problem of stabs from the tag end out of the way.
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