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Old 05-21-2013, 03:39 PM
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Default Re: Weed guards

Jim,
Were you able to use a whip finish or did you use another knot? My guards are not secure. I cemented them, so I'll see how that holds.
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Yes whip finished by hand the tool was just to awkward
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I never could use a darn whip finish tool!

I've been whip finishing by hand now for probably 40 years.

Adding a whip finish around a weed guard takes a bit of practice, but it's not hard to do. Of course helps that I have long fingers!
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I found a video that changed my approach to tying in wire weed guards. Tying three kinds of weed guards are demonstrated in the video. The "wire" demonstration comes last.

Because I'm tying Woolly Buggers, I can't get both strands of wire through the eye, but I can just tie them on both sides of the eye.


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Click the image to open in full size.. Going to try these today in some heavy cover.
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Jim, they look great! Let us know how you do with them!
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