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Old 04-14-2019, 07:14 AM
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Question Loop on leader for swordfish weight

What is the best way to put a loop on a windon leader for a swordfish lead?
Old 04-14-2019, 07:35 AM
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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.
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I’m sure there are better ways but this works
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Originally Posted by Akgoff4 View Post
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.







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Originally Posted by Texasblue View Post
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.




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Originally Posted by Texasblue View Post
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.



same loops I do when I make the leaders. .
Old 04-14-2019, 08:12 PM
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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.
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Originally Posted by Aliboy View Post
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.
Old 04-15-2019, 12:43 AM
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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.
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I use a long line clip and a piece of telephone wire.
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Can someone post a link to a video on how to tie the double wax loop?
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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
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Originally Posted by Lead Change View Post
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?
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Originally Posted by TommyB89 View Post
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). He’s a wealth of swordfishing information and will walk you through it.
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Originally Posted by Texasblue View Post
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.


any chance you want to share your secret on how to tie that?
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Originally Posted by wingman23 View Post
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.





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The ones that I use from Texasblue .. never fail !
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Yea just buy them from Texas blue. Done and done
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Originally Posted by Texasblue View Post


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.






Is that your buoy splice? I like the looks of it!
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Originally Posted by Copout@castaways View Post
Is that your buoy splice? I like the looks of it!
Yes, indeed.

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