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    Good, reflective, spliceable tieout cordage

    I currently have tarp tieouts that I made out of Reflect It. However, I find that it snags on twigs and leaves entirely too easily.

    https://dutchwaregear.com/product/reflect-it/

    I'm unable to find any other reflective options that are spliceable. I like to splice loops in the end of my tieouts. I'm looking for something in the neighborhood of 1.75mm. Have I missed something?

    Actually, as I was writing this up, I found Catzye Reflective Hammock Line over at Litesmith, but they don't appear to offer a daylight visible color anymore. Maybe it's just out of stock?

    https://www.litesmith.com/catzye-ref...-hammock-line/

    I have looked at Lawson Equipment's Glowire (big fan of their bear line), but it's not spliceable.

    Thanks,
    Ben

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    It's probably just out of stock, not permanently unavailable.

    I agree with your observations on Reflect-It. And you're correct about Glowire, and just about every other reflective option, not being spliceable.

    I use Reflect-It and sometimes lament its drawbacks. I don't really enjoy splicing it either, as I find it hard to avoid splicing the strands without splitting the fibers of a strand. If it were coated like Lash-It, it would probably be easier to work with, both during splicing and in the field.

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    Yet to find a reflective cord that is takes splices.

    I am using Z-Packs 1.2 Reflective Z-Line for a while and see no need to change. I tie a Double Dragon in each end that passes through the Tarp Worm. It's available in 2.3 as well.
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    I have used hi visibility mason string. It is a royal PITA to splice though.
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