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    Quote Originally Posted by Floridahanger View Post
    Mr. Dutch, do you put a small line, like fishing line, into the bury to help retrieve the eye, or is it not necessary?
    All I am using is a blunt tip small darning needle. I think the trick is to remove 3 of the 8 strands for the taper. I really struggled when I removed 4 before. Now I still struggle but pull it through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Floridahanger View Post
    Mr. Dutch, do you put a small line, like fishing line, into the bury to help retrieve the eye, or is it not necessary?
    I think you're talking about the little spliced-in piece of smaller line to open up the eye. If you make your soft shackle/soft shackle prusiks properly, the eye is relatively easy to open up - I think that's why we don't see cottage vendors offering the little "eye-opener" spliced in. Theirs are measured and made properly.

    On Amsteel 7/64" or larger soft shackles, I definitely don't see the need. In fact, I prefer to make my Amsteel soft shackles out of 1/8" because they're easier to open.

    On Zing-It 1.75 soft shackle prusiks, I also haven't found the need because it is very rare that I disconnect the soft shackle prusik from the ridgeline. In my experience, the eye only becomes hard to open after repeated opening, and I don't do that much with my soft shackle prusiks.

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    Thank you gentlemen. SilvrSurfr, that's what I was asking and thank you. Dutch, sorry for the confusion, but, that is also welcomed info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    I use one strand (out of eight) from a Cat5 data cable. If you've already spliced Amsteel then splicing Zing-It isn't too hard.
    That is such a great idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floridahanger View Post
    Thank you gentlemen. SilvrSurfr, that's what I was asking and thank you. Dutch, sorry for the confusion, but, that is also welcomed info.
    I see Silversurfer Is on the ball. I'll figure it out next time.
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