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    Quote Originally Posted by (Smolt) View Post
    Just seeing this now from a link, looks brilliant, I'll give this a go for sure Nice one Donal!
    this method really is the best iv used smolt! Minimal waste,as small or as large as you wish,all but totally eliminates hinging due to the end being right against the loop,no need for glue(I use 2 nail knots to secure)
    I also don't use the tool in the link,instead i use a length of piano wire double over, pushed through and then opened up to accept the whole head and then pulled back through to make loop,sounds more complicated than it really is
    Id rather have something I don't need than need something I haven't got!!

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    Yeah it looks fairly straightforward, hats off to the guys that come up with these things!

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    A very useful contribution Donal, Ive moved this into the great threads section so people should find it easier.

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    I was wondering why I suddenly got a couple of messages about the method after all this time!

    Fame at last!

    Donal
    Last edited by Hibernicus; 04-07-2014 at 12:03 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dexterbuchanan1 View Post
    this method really is the best iv used smolt! Minimal waste,as small or as large as you wish,all but totally eliminates hinging due to the end being right against the loop,no need for glue(I use 2 nail knots to secure)
    I also don't use the tool in the link,instead i use a length of piano wire double over, pushed through and then opened up to accept the whole head and then pulled back through to make loop,sounds more complicated than it really is
    As you say Dext,

    Piano wire or some thing alike, around two feet doubled up. You can also thread the complete roll of braid through the doubled over end of the wire to turn the braid back on its self (inside out) once you reached your required length and loop before cutting.

    Great thread,
    Derek
    Please save me from the things I must have!!!

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    That looks a very neat loop. Thanks for sharing.

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    Default Sourcing hollow mono braid

    Anyone tried this braid for making braided loops?

    HOLLOW BRAIDED BACKING LINE - 75mts / 30lb B.S. - VARIOUS COLOURS | eBay

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    Better to have 50lb braid
    Morphfly

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    Quote Originally Posted by morphfly View Post
    Better to have 50lb braid
    Morphfly
    Indeed, not easy to source though, especially without paying out a fortune for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by noeyedeer View Post
    Anyone tried this braid for making braided loops?

    HOLLOW BRAIDED BACKING LINE - 75mts / 30lb B.S. - VARIOUS COLOURS | eBay
    This arrived today, will try out some loops. Certainly on the lighter (thinner) side but will do for loops on T stuff sink tips etc.

    Still be good to source some 50Lb too...

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