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Old 12-14-2008, 03:43 PM   #1
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Anyone know where I can get some smaller nylon thimbles than these?

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Old 12-16-2008, 12:53 PM   #2
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Wowww

Those are small

Where did you get them?

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Red,
I'll try to check one of the local tackle shops here before I head that way. What size are you looking for?
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I stock them that size but I don't think that smaller ones are available.
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Old 12-16-2008, 03:16 PM   #5
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Not too small Gus ... 3/8 wide - 1/2 long - 1/4 thick to accommodate 400 lb mono.
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Thanks Gordo,

Might be some smaller ones out there some where. I think #10. 131 lb single strand will work with a thimble.
Boomer had a 16 oz Yo-Zuri Bonita rigged with 250 lb Sevenstrand Sevlon that sheared off at the crimp .$$.

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Old 12-16-2008, 03:18 PM   #6
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REDWEISER - 12/16/2008 5:16 PM Not too small Gus ... 3/8 wide - 1/2 long - 1/4 thick to accommodate 400 lb mono.
Thanks . . . they look much smaller than that
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I stock them that size but I don't think that smaller ones are available.
If I can't find smaller thimbles ... I think I'll experiment with this a little.

Nylotube® Black Flexible Nylon 12 Tubing
Resistant to solvents, alkalies, oils, greases, petroleum products, fungus, and molds. It has generally good resistance to dilute mineral and organic acids, but in-plant tests are suggested. Very low moisture absorption: 1.4% maximum (at 73°F). Will not become brittle or swell because of water. Resistant to flexural fatigue, tube vibration, and movement. Lightweight with excellent bend radii and pressure ratings. Resists crushing, abrasion, and cracking. 212°F max. 315 lbs. PSI @ 70°-950 burst.
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Q-Tips used to be made on a hollow tube, it was blue in color. Don't know if they still do. I used to make my own, any length, by cutting the end's of the tube with the cotton off and sliding the mono thru the tube. I think it would work up to 300#
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I stock them that size but I don't think that smaller ones are available.
If I can't find smaller thimbles ... I think I'll experiment with this a little.

Yes you can always try various types of tubing or the spring type loop protectors which you can cut to length.
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Q-Tips used to be made on a hollow tube, it was blue in color. Don't know if they still do. I used to make my own, any length, by cutting the end's of the tube with the cotton off and sliding the mono thru the tube. I think it would work up to 300#
Thanks Jack,

I have some white plastic Q-Tips I tested but they are so thin (.012 wall thickness) wire cuts through them.

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How did that tubing work out Red?
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Old 12-20-2008, 08:27 PM   #12
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I think we'll give the industrial strength 1/8" Nylotube a try ... it's small and tough.


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Looks real good. I bet Gordo would bite that lure.
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Do you think you need a thimble on that? I would think just wiring it straight to the lure would work fine. I'd be worried that a thimble there would alter the action a little. What does anyone else think.
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Do you think you need a thimble on that? I would think just wiring it straight to the lure would work fine. I'd be worried that a thimble there would alter the action a little. What does anyone else think.

I'm open for suggestions. What type/size wire do you use pulling 1 lb lures?
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Has anyone tried or seen this wire ?




Now available with a tough black nylon coating.
This NEW coating makes this leader material
exceptionally good for Shark and Tuna fishing.
Solid single strand stainless steel leader.

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I have a strong distrust of Nylon coated wire. It is darn near impossible to get a secure crimp in it without destroying the nylon.

Actually, I splice eyes in my cable rather than crimping. Crimping is operator error prone, picking up the wrong sleeve for the application is a real possibility and even the best crimp connection done by a real pro with the best eqipment will fail before a decent splice fails.

Additionally, you won't need to buy a high dollar industrial crimping tool.

I may have illustrated the procedure for a cable splice here. It isn't hard and can be done right on the boat.

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Old 12-25-2008, 06:14 PM   #18
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No problem ... if I can find it I'll haywire/barrel wrap it ... guaranteed.

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Old 12-26-2008, 07:36 AM   #19
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I've been using 1/8" OD nylon tubing for years. Heat bend with a cigarette lighter and cut with a razor blade for a clean cut. Handles up to and including 200# mono. I bought a 500' coil (only way I could find it for load leveler years ago). To get nice bends, use 150 to 200# mono inside before heat setting the bend, then pull the mono out.
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It took a while but I think I've finally found what I was looking for.





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