I tried something today since I did not have any beads laying around for the loop side of a whoopie sling I was making. I buried a 2 inch long tapered piece of Amstel right next to where the loop enters the constrictor. I figure if a back splice works on the other end of the loop to stop the tail from entering the constrictor why not this side. I think it looks cleaner than a bead too.
The first pick show the buried part
The second show the bury limiting the loop from entering the constrictor.
Has this been done?
Is there a problem with this method that I should be aware of?