How to splice hollow braided line
Subject: How to splice hollow braided line
From: Ron Reich
Step 1. Lay the two bitter ends 3 and C side by side and mark the points
1A and 2B. The marks should be about 6 inches between 1 & 2 and
about 6 inches between 2 & 3.
1 2 3
RIGHT A B C
STEP 2. Reposition the bitter ends so that points 1,2 & 3 line up with
points C,B & A respectively.
1 2 3
C B A RIGHT
STEP 3. Using a sewing needle or piano wire fid, feed end C into the
LEFT line at point 2 and out about one inch beyond point 1.
(NOTE: It is important to keep end C exposed until the last step)
C 1 2 3
STEP 4. Using a sewing needle or piano wire fid, feed end 3 into the
RIGHT line at point B and out about one inch beyond point A.
(NOTE: It is important to keep end 3 exposed until the last step)
C 1 2
LEFT ____________________\_:__________ A
B \ 3 RIGHT
STEP 5. Pull on ends C and 3 until junction 2B is snug together.
LEFT ______________________\___________________ ___________________
2B \ 3 RIGHT
STEP 6. Pinch junction 2B tightly and milk the LEFT and RIGHT lines
away from the junction. This action if done properly will
bury the ends C and 3 within the lines LEFT and RIGHT.
If the ends are not buried, cut a little off and redo steps
5 and 6.
LEFT ______________________________________________________________ RIGHT
1C 2B 3A
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