Originally Posted by gmcttr
I started out using your method and found it to be a pain.
Using a proper length taper and hooking on at the middle of the taper is key to making it easier to start the bury.
Like Dragon360, I use the loop turner or folded wire down to 1.75 Zing It.
Here's a photo of folded wires (the twist isn't necessary) and 7/64" amsteel with folded wire ready to pull the bury (the "hard way", no taper)...
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I haven't tried with tapering that far back. I'll have to try that. I think that might just do the trick.
Ibgary, I use a large needle to do the masons line. It is the easiest I've done.