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Akgoff4 04-14-2019 06:14 AM

Loop on leader for swordfish weight
 
What is the best way to put a loop on a windon leader for a swordfish lead?

luna sea II 04-14-2019 06:35 AM

I use 70lb waxed line. 2 inch loop with an inch of half hitches on each end. Finnish the half hitches with a reverse uni and keep the loop tight to the mono.

luna sea II 04-14-2019 06:45 AM

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...175800861.jpeg
Im sure there are better ways but this works

Texasblue 04-14-2019 07:19 AM


Originally Posted by Akgoff4 (Post 12432249)
What is the best way to put a loop on a windon leader for a swordfish lead?

I do a doubled 70lb waxed thread. Lots of different techniques but this is just what I do. Loop can be sized as preferred. I like it because nothing can slip and you will not contact the line.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...ca942fe2b8.jpg





krabill 04-14-2019 04:05 PM


Originally Posted by Texasblue (Post 12432441)
I do a doubled 70lb waxed thread. Lots of different techniques but this is just what I do. Loop can be sized as preferred. I like it because nothing can slip and you will not contact the line.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...ca942fe2b8.jpg



This is why I just gave up and buy your gear :)

Gattafish 04-14-2019 06:44 PM


Originally Posted by Texasblue (Post 12432441)
I do a doubled 70lb waxed thread. Lots of different techniques but this is just what I do. Loop can be sized as preferred. I like it because nothing can slip and you will not contact the line.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...ca942fe2b8.jpg


same loops I do when I make the leaders. .

Aliboy 04-14-2019 07:12 PM

We use a thing called 'powergum loops' to go into Blacks Clips on our trolling lines. They would work really well as loops for weights as well. Pretty quick and simple to tie. There are few videos on the net about tying them I think.

Texasblue 04-14-2019 07:47 PM


Originally Posted by Aliboy (Post 12434481)
We use a thing called 'powergum loops' to go into Blacks Clips on our trolling lines. They would work really well as loops for weights as well. Pretty quick and simple to tie. There are few videos on the net about tying them I think.

Really interesting stuff. I can imagine many applications. Good share.

Aliboy 04-14-2019 11:43 PM

Power gum is actually some stretchy fishing line stuff that the English use on their coarse fishing poles. The long ones with no reels. I believe Capt Roddy Hayes (Legend Lures) came up with the idea and branded it Power Gum. These days you just order the coarse fishing stuff. Cheap as chips. We use it on our trolling lines as it will go through the rod guides without even noticing it. Once you have your lures initially set at the distance you want using rubber bands, you replace the rubber bands with power gum loops so you can quickly reset the lure into the correct position after playing a fish or having a knockdown. Do it at the beginning of the trip and colour code the rods for their positions and setting or resetting lures onto the correct waves etc couldn't be any easier. If conditions change and you want to shift the lures, the loops can be slid up and down the line quite easily, but won't shift under the pressure of towing a lure.

Rigginuts 04-15-2019 02:59 AM

I use a long line clip and a piece of telephone wire.

TommyB89 09-08-2019 01:54 PM

Can someone post a link to a video on how to tie the double wax loop?

Lead Change 09-08-2019 02:27 PM

you think that powergum will work on 100# braid? switched over to braid for Wahoo this year and I'm trying to figure out a good loop method for attaching to tag lines

Aliboy 09-08-2019 02:36 PM


Originally Posted by Lead Change (Post 12909740)
you think that powergum will work on 100# braid? switched over to braid for Wahoo this year and I'm trying to figure out a good loop method for attaching to tag lines

Havent tried it on braid. Might need to add extra turns into the knots to stop it slipping?

Edans1 09-08-2019 03:27 PM


Originally Posted by TommyB89 (Post 12909667)
Can someone post a link to a video on how to tie the double wax loop?

I would give Doug a call at Blue Action Tackle (Texasblue). Hes a wealth of swordfishing information and will walk you through it.

wingman23 09-09-2019 06:22 PM


Originally Posted by Texasblue (Post 12432441)
I do a doubled 70lb waxed thread. Lots of different techniques but this is just what I do. Loop can be sized as preferred. I like it because nothing can slip and you will not contact the line.


https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...ca942fe2b8.jpg

any chance you want to share your secret on how to tie that?

Texasblue 09-09-2019 06:29 PM


Originally Posted by wingman23 (Post 12914162)
any chance you want to share your secret on how to tie that?

No secret. Always happy to share. It's essentially starting with half-hitches followed by a several turn Uni rolled back on itself and then the loop back to starting point with half hitches and same Uni technique to finish.

Only thing I'd add is that some guys, depending on reel, like a lower profile loop. See below example of usual one I do now. This one is on a buoy rod wind-on leader.


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...94ba50594.jpeg



splinter25 09-09-2019 06:47 PM

The ones that I use from Texasblue .. never fail !

BigtTunaDaddy 09-10-2019 09:51 AM

Yea just buy them from Texas blue. Done and done

Copout@castaways 09-10-2019 10:39 AM


Originally Posted by Texasblue (Post 12914193)


No secret. Always happy to share. It's essentially starting with half-hitches followed by a several turn Uni rolled back on itself and then the loop back to starting point with half hitches and same Uni technique to finish.

Only thing I'd add is that some guys, depending on reel, like a lower profile loop. See below example of usual one I do now. This one is on a buoy rod wind-on leader.


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...94ba50594.jpeg




Is that your buoy splice? I like the looks of it!

Texasblue 09-10-2019 12:52 PM


Originally Posted by Copout@castaways (Post 12916191)
Is that your buoy splice? I like the looks of it!

Yes, indeed.


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