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Old 04-12-2013, 10:17 AM
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Default Welded Perfection Loop Breaking?

New SA Sharkskin 8wt line and the upper part of the weld seems to be coming undone/breaking.

Anyone have any experience with this? Should I just superglue it, or send it in to SA?
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Default Re: Welded Perfection Loop Breaking?

Contact SA, they replaced a tip for me a few years ago.

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Welding loops is fairly easy if you have the equipment.


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Default Re: Welded Perfection Loop Breaking?

Great film clip. But 'how much heat?' I've seen numbers that are all over the map.
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Default Re: Welded Perfection Loop Breaking?

Why go back to a weak welded loop? Cut it off and bend over the end of the line forming a loop and nail knot the parallel portions together 3X with 12lb flouro.
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Great film clip. But 'how much heat?' I've seen numbers that are all over the map.
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Um, have many lines....... Have created my own loops without issue.....

I will post the steps within a few days.
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Default Re: Welded Perfection Loop Breaking?

I work at a shop in AZ and this is how we add loops to lines when they don't have them or they have broken. For this video we do it with the li e to backing connection but you can do this with the front as well I hope this helps.
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Default Re: Welded Perfection Loop Breaking?

Why not do a whipped loop on the line, I do at least 2" of the line for salt. goes through the guide easier than the nail knots and is just as strong..
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Why is the tip of your line going through the guides?
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