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    whoopie sling question

    what is everyone using to fish the amsteel through itself? i seen some sort of wire and some sort of large needle, which is better?

    i've searched but doing a search for anything "whoopie sling" brings up a million posts but nothing that i could find addressed what folks are using to thread the amsteel.

    thanks for any help.

    oh yea, i'll be working with 1/8" amsteel if that makes a differance

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    I recently used a length of 19 gauge wire bent in half. It was what I had on hand, but it worked well.

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    I used a sewing assessory called a bodkin and its worked well. I just bought a loop turner at Joanne's and while I haven't use it yet, it comes highly recommended and look like it will make the job easy.
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    I have a spool of SS wire that was left over from my motorcycle road racing days. It was used to safety wire nuts and bolts.

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    You would get better search results by using the term FID, thought VBulliten will return an error saying the term was too short.

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    Loop Turner

    I use the Loop Turner that krugd mentioned and it works great. It's basically a hook that has a jaw that closes once you pull it back. I like it because it makes it easier to get between the strands of the braid without separating the fine hairs of each strand which might be a problem with a sharp point. I've also used some fine copper craft wire bent over for smaller diameter rope like mason line. Either will work fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lugnut View Post
    what is everyone using to fish the amsteel through itself? i seen some sort of wire and some sort of large needle, which is better?

    i've searched but doing a search for anything "whoopie sling" brings up a million posts but nothing that i could find addressed what folks are using to thread the amsteel.

    thanks for any help.

    oh yea, i'll be working with 1/8" amsteel if that makes a differance
    Lugnut, I use a piece of .035" stainless steel leader wire that is used for fishing. I start with a piece about 24" long and fold it in half. I'll squeeze the folded part with pliers just enough to hold the Amsteel. Works quite well and lasts a long time.

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    I'm using thin copper welding rod folded in half and nipped with pliers.

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    Loop Turner here, works great on Amsteel!
    Looks like this, http://www.yarnandfiber.com/catalog/...gle%20Shopping
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    Wire.
    ~18" folded in half.
    Very important: (I can't believe it hasn't been mentioned)
    Do a taper. It makes the feed through MUCH easier.
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