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    Quote Originally Posted by opie View Post
    Those may be what samson has started adding to their larger lines. Its a tracer to distinguish actual amsteel blue from knock offs. Is what runs in the center green and red? I havent noticed any in any of the group buy rope yet, and its all 7/64 and 1/8.
    opie, i've not noticed any of that yet, do the internal strands make it any harder to splice? seems like it could cause the fid to snag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    opie, i've not noticed any of that yet, do the internal strands make it any harder to splice? seems like it could cause the fid to snag?
    Absolutely! I thought to leave the core on the first one and it snagged and snarled when drawing the sliding loop part. I had to pull it out from the middle. I went ahead and pulled the core from the 2nd one before I started.

    As far as tying knots in the core as stitching, I believe some of the surgery type knots will hold. I'll report to everyone as time goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Dead View Post
    Yup, it's red and green and about as thick as dental floss. This was in the 7/64 in green rope I got. Other than the core it looks and feels exactly as the red that was coreless. I went ahead and made a couple of whoopies out of it after pulling the core. I even risked my butt, literally, and hung in the yard with it. Didn't notice any difference in stretch, wear, or feel as compared to the red version. I saved the core to use for stitching some straps since it's stronger than all get out.
    Yep, that would be it. Ill have to peek again at some of this GB rope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    opie, i've not noticed any of that yet, do the internal strands make it any harder to splice? seems like it could cause the fid to snag?
    Not really, at least on the larger sizes I normally use. And it serves no structural purpose, if it snags, just pull it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking Dead View Post
    Absolutely! I thought to leave the core on the first one and it snagged and snarled when drawing the sliding loop part. I had to pull it out from the middle. I went ahead and pulled the core from the 2nd one before I started.

    As far as tying knots in the core as stitching, I believe some of the surgery type knots will hold. I'll report to everyone as time goes.
    Its not really a "core" in the sense some ropes have cores for either strength or simply to keep the rope round under compression. Its merely an identifier of genuine Amsteel Blue.
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    Here is the tracer....



    I didnt find it in the few spools Ive gone through so far. But did in the last one. 7/64.

    Again, it serves no structural purpose, if it gets in your way, pull it out.
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    That's it exactly!

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    Glad this was asked as I got 100' of 7/64" in today. At first I thought I had ordered the wrong line. Then I thought I'd search HF and boom here's the answer. Thanks folks!

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    opie

    do you know what the tracer thread is made out of, i pulled the threads out of my amsteel and the stuff seems pretty dang strong, thought it might work good if i had some hand sewing to do on some gear and didn't want anything to come apart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boothill View Post
    opie

    do you know what the tracer thread is made out of, i pulled the threads out of my amsteel and the stuff seems pretty dang strong, thought it might work good if i had some hand sewing to do on some gear and didn't want anything to come apart

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    No idea.........
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