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    Hi...I looked for a thread about this. If I missed it, please just point me there.

    About 35 feet from the tip my Mastery series type V sink tip got pinched under a rivet in a drift boat. The rivet took a "bite" out of one side of the line, exposing the core. I'd estimate the actual exposed core to be approx 1/32".

    Is there a repair for that? I suspect the line is a goner, but it's a favorite of mine and I hate to lose it...

    I sent an email to SA and they responded by suggesting I send in my rod for repair. I didn't find that particularly helpful.

    Thanks for any help...-Mike

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    I am no expert but since it is such a small spot you might look at shoe goop or a uv epoxy that stay flexible. And smooth it on the spot.
    If it works great it it does not then what do you have to lose.
    hope that helps
    DAVE

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    I have spliced many a lines with mono and the Shimazaki-Leader-Splicer-Tool

    Shimazaki Leader Splicer Tool - Great Needle Knots!! - eBay (item 260687454801 end time Feb-01-11 21:43:07 PST)

    Just need the tool, Zap-A-Gap (or any other waterproof super glue), piece of sandpaper, and piece of mono .
    Very clean repair. Might be a little stiff on the glue dots but that is it and it is strong.
    Visual pretty to.
    Last edited by Joni; 01-05-2011 at 03:22 PM.

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    Default Re: repair for running line

    Sounds like Dave & Joni have answered your problem. I'm such a hacker that unless I thought the line was going to pop in that spot I'd probably put a dab of Aqua Seal on it and forget it. But if I thought it would pop then I'd go with Joni's splice.

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    Default Re: repair for running line

    Thanks Joni...that looks like the way to go.

    Dave and Hardy...my first thought was aquaseal, but I'm definitely afraid it'll just break, as it looks and feels weak. It's a line used swinging for steelies, so it's either really fix it or trash it.

    Thanks again to all...-Mike

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    Default Re: repair for running line

    Quote Originally Posted by mikel View Post
    I sent an email to SA and they responded by suggesting I send in my rod for repair. I didn't find that particularly helpful.
    That's pretty funny
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    Hi mikelk,

    If the core is not damaged this is how I would do it.

    Take a fly tying bobbin and cover the spot with thread over the spot and a quarter inch on each side. You Spin the bobbing around the line, holding the fly line in your hands using your thumb nails to guide the wraps. If you do a good job the area will just be slightly larger than the diamater of the fly line. Cover with several coats of Pliobond letting each coat dry before the next.

    Here is a link to a post that show you how to make the whipped wraps. Scan down the thread and there is a video that shows the procedure.

    The method that I show at the top of the thread to make a loop can also be used to splice two pieces of fly line together. You strip the two ends, upbraid the core, lay them side by side and whip over with thread. Add Pliobond and it is very strong. You will end up with a splice that is about 5/8" long.

    Frank
    Last edited by Frank Whiton; 01-06-2011 at 03:16 PM.

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    I agree with Frank if the core isn't cut. Maybe do the thread (which you could match color with thread .... LOL) and try maybe even Knot Sense to coat.

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    Default Re: repair for running line

    Well...I thought I'd give SA another try, so called them and chatted with their tech guy. His suggestion, since the core is NOT cut or damaged is exactly what Frank came up with. I don't tie, but have friends who do...so should be able to get this done with little effort.

    Thank you all again...nice to be able to ask questions and get help!

    -Mike

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    Default Re: repair for running line

    I have done the Pliobond method. It works well.

    MP

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