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ya....what did I do wrong now? I was planning to use that to make the tackle a little shorter...

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show the second one's taper up close ?

Not bad for a bunch of thumbs.

I'm a wimp, I stick to 3 strand when I splice.
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Just thinking that you might want to put a thimble in the eye of each eyesplice, to reduce the chance that the eyesplice chafes through.

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Great Job Thumbs,
I got fids for Christmas and cannot wait to give it a try. I'll think I'll start with three-strand first though. Seems easier.

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Great Job Thumbs,
I got fids for Christmas and cannot wait to give it a try. I'll think I'll start with three-strand first though. Seems easier.

Michael
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Close up as requested. The fat section of the splice is one short fid long, as per the instructions.
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very nice, especially for a first shot at it.
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Maybe I'm using different instructions, but the core to core splice I do always looks like the fat part is 2-3x the length of the eye.

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Arrow Yay ropework!

Good on ya. I got a knot/splice book for xmas and plan to pop my cherry this winter - thanks for the motivation!

If I don't do well, I'll just get Michael to do them for me....

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Good on ya. I got a knot/splice book for xmas and plan to pop my cherry this winter - thanks for the motivation!

If I don't do well, I'll just get Michael to do them for me....
Anytime Tony,
As long as you sign a lengthy waiver holding me harmless for damages when (not if... when) my splices fail.
Still waiting on your passage write-up.

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