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    Sticky: My preferred method is to hand sew a few stitches...

    My preferred method is to hand sew a few stitches in the bury. Many folks use the locked brummel to hold things together.
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    Sticky: Are you grabbing it with the wire in the middle...

    Are you grabbing it with the wire in the middle of the taper?
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    Sticky: Did you add a taper to the end of the tail. That...

    Did you add a taper to the end of the tail. That taper is critical and extra time and care making it pays off. Also, don't bunch up the outer layer of the bury too much. It needs to be slightly loose.
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    Sticky: When you calculate the length of line you need,...

    When you calculate the length of line you need, don't forget to factor in the shrinkage of the line on the outside of the bury. That's usually around 20% of the original length. So, a 5" bury plus 1"...
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    Sticky: I believe you're on to something there. I've...

    I believe you're on to something there. I've wanted smaller loops but stuck with the recommended bury length on both sides. Now that you've pointed this out, i can make my loops smaller. Thanks!
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