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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Lipstick on a pig.
    A traditional whipping on braided line just doesn't look right. After years of using both, I have been surprised to learn that the lipstick doesn't wash off the pig easily!
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    says who?

    I had a hard time getting my toggle to stay in its fixed eye, so I put a Turk's Head over it, and it looks spiffy, and keeps it in place!
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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    Sometimes I taper prior, sometimes after... It works either way and both have their pluses and minuses.

    I dont have a video.... I could do a pictoral, but the original whoopie sling thread has an excellent pictoral and so does the vid link done by Nick...

    http://www.howcast.com/videos/18098-...ing-With-Yalex

    Its different rope, but the premise is exactly the same.
    My 2 cents -Just made my first set and personally I found it a pain to try pullin that tapered clump through, so I just did it after. This is the wire method. Will have to try the plastic needle thing like SlowBro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acercanto View Post
    ...Turk's Head over it, and it looks spiffy...
    Very yar, Acer! A braided Turks Head looks good on braided line.

    A traditional whipping on braided line is like rivets in plastic... when you see rivets, you expect metal.
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