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Old 11-10-2019, 05:26 PM
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Can anyone recommend a good way to attach a buoy to solid braid mainline (not hollow core) for daytime deepdrop for swords? Have a feeling that long line clip wouldn't be so good attached direct, slippage and chafing etc..
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Wax loop on braid, connect longline clip to the wax loop not the braid.
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This is all you need. You can splice in several at different depths. I have one @ 1550, 1650 & 1750 to use during different conditions.

https://www.thehulltruth.com/fishing-miscellaneous-items-commercial-sellers-only/1011737-new-swordfish-buoy-rod-wind.html
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Seems like your loops are pretty deep. You only fishing 17-1800?
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Originally Posted by Gatorzone19 View Post
Wax loop on braid, connect longline clip to the wax loop not the braid.
I use wax loops on the wind on but would they grip the braid?
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Originally Posted by Eoin View Post
I use wax loops on the wind on but would they grip the braid?
Yes they do grip the braid no problem, plenty of tight halfhitches will get it done. Personally I use mono inserts with the loops at various depths but have also used wax loops directly on to the braid with no issues. I use 80# braid, never tried the wax loop on 65#.
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Originally Posted by Gatorzone19 View Post
Yes they do grip the braid no problem, plenty of tight halfhitches will get it done. Personally I use mono inserts with the loops at various depths but have also used wax loops directly on to the braid with no issues. I use 80# braid, never tried the wax loop on 65#.
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Originally Posted by Gatorzone19 View Post
Seems like your loops are pretty deep. You only fishing 17-1800?
I fish 1500-2000'.
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double up rubber bands and wrap them around the mainline several times then grab with the longline clip. works fine for me
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Get buoy wind on leaders thru blue action tackle (texasblue) he is a vender on here. You don't want to just wax loop into your braid because when you wind in you will have your buoy chaffing all over the braid it self. You need these leaders to keep that from happening.
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^^This is the correct way of doing things.
Old 11-21-2019, 04:27 AM
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Yeah sections of mono spliced in with wax loops at specific depths is the only way to go!!
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Originally Posted by mouse4x4 View Post
Get buoy wind on leaders thru blue action tackle (texasblue) he is a vender on here. You don't want to just wax loop into your braid because when you wind in you will have your buoy chaffing all over the braid it self. You need these leaders to keep that from happening.
This makes very good sense, thanks.
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what do you find the best way to "splice" for solid braid (not hollow)?
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Blue action tackle. Stuff is perfect and makes life easy.
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Originally Posted by Eoin View Post
what do you find the best way to "splice" for solid braid (not hollow)?
Bimini twist on the braid to a loop on Dacron using cats paw knot, with the mono in between the two pieces of Dacron. Wax loop goes on the section of mono
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Originally Posted by Driftwood386 View Post
Bimini twist on the braid to a loop on Dacron using cats paw knot, with the mono in between the two pieces of Dacron. Wax loop goes on the section of mono
Yeah thats what I was thinking, thanks Driftwood.
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What lb wind on leader are you using for your buoy rod?
Old 11-27-2019, 01:35 AM
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Originally Posted by b1gdog83 View Post
What lb wind on leader are you using for your buoy rod?
150ft 250lb
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Here is a Float Line connector without the waxed loop. The loop for the float connection has been spliced into the 500lb spectra. The swivels at each end are stainless mini swivels rated at 220lb test and will fit thru the rod guides with no problem. The swivels are an option but come with all the connectors. If one wants to attach the connector loop to loop to the main line the swivels can just be cut off.


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