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    Quote Originally Posted by FreakMan View Post
    But, wait. How do you guys get the amsteel to go through? the end never fits for me.
    TAPER!


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    I used the green wire that is used for plants.

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    Also the section of line you intend to put your wire or tool of choice in. Sort of push that section together to help open the line up.
    Hope that makes sense maybe one of these guys can send a picture?

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    When pulling the bury in, picture how a whoopie works.
    If your other hand is pulling from above the entry point, you will be constricting the 'sleeve' or 'constrictor' just as if it is a finished whoopie.
    If, while pulling the tapered end in with your wire, your other hand is below the entry point pushing the constrictor, it will open for you, and your joy will be full.

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    Yep!

    Man I remember the first few slings. Felt like the same luntic. Taper, Taper, Taper. But after that what made the biggest difference was the blue plastic yarn needles from Wally World. First time using them the skys parted and angels started to sing. Take me longer to measure and cut them then it does to tapper and bury.

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Plastic-Ya...s-4pk/17354830

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    All of the above (except the tape!) Tapering your end makes it so that when you fold the end over your wire, it's still only as bulky as one piece of amsteel. If you don't taper the end, when you fold it over the wire, it'll be TWICE as thick as a single piece. That's the difference. You'll get it. Don't tear your hair out! Good luck!
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    I ended up cutting off the stainless tube from a candy thermometer. It has a nice smooth point & is a perfect size. I taper the end of the line, slide it inside the tube, then use Scotch tape to hold it in by starting at the tube and rolling out over the Amsteel as smoothly as possible. Same principle as the knitting needles. I also pre-compress the section where the bury will be to loosen it up as mentioned earlier. Works like a charm.

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    Hopefully unnecessary extra tips.

    When you first exit the braid between the strands, be very careful not to catch any fine threads with your splicing tool. Also tug the end of the amsteel hard (sideways) against your splicing wire before you attach the tag end. This is to stretch the braid and enlarge the opening. If the doubled taper is the same diameter as the amsteel it should go in fairly easily. Use a longer taper if necessary. Bunching up the outside should let you push it over the tapered end, but you can also use your fingernails to grab the first two braids and pull them over the taper to start it. If it's not working or working badly once started (too much resistance), start over. If the second try doesn't work, it may mean that you snagged a thread, and are likely to catch the same one each time you try. Cut off the part you were working with, taper the new end, and start over. Good luck.

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    ^What WV said.

    Here's a video I did demonstrating how to pull a bury with a Dritz loop turner. It works the same with a folded wire. It really is this easy once you get the technique down...


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