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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #30 on: Dec 02, 2018, 08:30 PM »
Pm sent thank u sir  ;D
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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #31 on: Dec 03, 2018, 11:23 AM »
Thanks a lot Esox!!! I have been using some ugly old steel leaders that are coated and have heavy gear on them and a lot of memory. I can't wait to go stealthy yet cut proof!!

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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #32 on: Dec 05, 2018, 08:50 PM »
OK guys, I got everything packed up and ready to go. The post office was closed today so first thing in the am packets will go out.

Blizzardfisher, still need an address and name to send! If I don't hear from you I'll have to choose another random winner.

I tried using my new Hero 6 today. Big disappointment. Gotta have Win10 to see and edit video in real time. With Win7 it's all choppy, weird crap. This, of course, means a new PC. Sure I could upgrade what I got but if I'm jumping in, well, better be ready for everything. <sigh>

There's basic instruction in with the tool but a video tutorial would be primo. I'll get there...
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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #33 on: Dec 05, 2018, 10:48 PM »
Great idea and regret missing out on the opportunity. Will have to try and replicate it!

Youíre the man esox!

Now, letís get the hotline back up and running....

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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #34 on: Dec 06, 2018, 12:34 AM »
Great idea and regret missing out on the opportunity. Will have to try and replicate it!

Youíre the man esox!

Now, letís get the hotline back up and running....

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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #35 on: Dec 06, 2018, 08:55 AM »
what's your favorite music to twiddle to????

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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #36 on: Dec 06, 2018, 09:12 AM »
what's your favorite music to twiddle to????

Papa John Creach w/Hot Tuna - he can fiddle while I twiddle.

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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #37 on: Dec 06, 2018, 11:09 AM »
Papa John Creach w/Hot Tuna - he can fiddle while I twiddle.

Next question...

What? Now I'm confused. Papa John with Hot Tuna? Say it ain't so Grace!  :o
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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #38 on: Dec 06, 2018, 11:21 AM »
What? Now I'm confused. Papa John with Hot Tuna? Say it ain't so Grace!  :o

Yep! Sometime back in the early 70's I saw 'em in Iowa City @ the Fieldhouse. Great show... If I recall Dr. John/Nighttrippers and Beautiful Day were also on the bill.

Ain't too much of a stretch. Of course he was in both Airplane and Starship. Tuna was just a side band for Casady and Kaukonen
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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #39 on: Dec 06, 2018, 07:24 PM »
OK tool winners, your packages went in the post via Priority today. All the tracking numbers were lumped together.If I can figure out which one goes where I'll let you know.

If you have any questions about use feel free to contact me.

Blizzardfisher - still need contact info for you!
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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #40 on: Dec 07, 2018, 06:56 AM »
dang it! I'm not even first runner up, so i can't step in if for the winner if he/she is unable to fulfill his/her responsibilities....

Tight lines!

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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #41 on: Dec 07, 2018, 07:56 AM »
Yep! Sometime back in the early 70's I saw 'em in Iowa City @ the Fieldhouse. Great show... If I recall Dr. John/Nighttrippers and Beautiful Day were also on the bill.

Ain't too much of a stretch. Of course he was in both Airplane and Starship. Tuna was just a side band for Casady and Kaukonen
Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, names that should be written in letters of gold. The Youth of America don't know what they missed. I vote that we send Blizzardfisher packing and do a re-draw for the last one. Snooze you lose, my friend.
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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #42 on: Dec 07, 2018, 09:05 AM »
Congrats to the winners!  Would you care to share how you make them and get the materials, or is it a closely guarded secret?

No state secrets here. Some brass hex stock cut to length. Drill the center with an appropriately sized drill, in this case it was a #56 wire gauge/.046". I bent the wire from SS leader wire and fastened in the handle with Locktite 640 Sleeve Retainer.

Got the hex stock through work and used a second chuck on the table of a benchtop drill press to center drill. I aligned that chuck with a steel rod secured in both it and the drill side chuck and tightened it down. Probably would have some runout on a high rotation device but way good enough for this.

Handle materials could be whatever you want. Brass won't corrode, looks nice and has a good heft in your hand.

SS leader wire is commonly available in either bright or camo finishes. You can bend with a high priced wire bender, a pair of round nose pliers OR pound a coupla nails in a board or clamp 'em in a vise and go for it. My first low tech bender was exactly that. After that I used a couple roll pins in a cheap, ruined Chinese wrench handle. Now it's mostly a pliers and I'm really good with it. I made these all at once several years ago and would only change one thing: I like the wire diameter but I'd "sharpen" the point of the hook just a little to help with getting into a tiny #10 swivel eye. You can still do it but it doesn't slip right in. It's great for the hook side or any larger swivel or snap.

Probably don't need the high strength sleeve retainer either but I recently deconstructed one and even with heat it was hard to get the wire out of the handle. Epoxy or superglue would probably get it done.


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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #43 on: Dec 07, 2018, 12:26 PM »
Thanks for sharing this!

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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #44 on: Dec 10, 2018, 01:07 PM »
Thanks again. Made my first good twist today. Was trying to use 49 strand the first few, works much better with the 7 strand.

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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #45 on: Jan 07, 2019, 08:01 PM »
Letís see those twiddled knots! This was my last practice knot, I think I am close to almost having it....


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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #46 on: Jan 07, 2019, 08:25 PM »
Wowser, pretty tight little wrap job there. In the YouTube videos I've watched from LimeyLand, they seem to run the tag end out at a 45 degree after the first 90 degree wrap. The

end result is a wrap about an inch or so long, resembling a haywire twist.
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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #47 on: Jan 08, 2019, 08:36 AM »
I've come to prefer the look of a nice tight wrap as pictured above. Twisting at an angle is just as strong OR if you reverse the direction of the twist, the wire "unlays" as you twist it making a longer, very thin wrap. Wire lay can vary from different vendors. Strength is all the same, at least in my experience. Just don't forget to run the wire through the eye twice.  ;)
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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #48 on: Jan 08, 2019, 08:41 AM »
How do you prevent the wire from fraying apart after cutting it?
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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #49 on: Jan 08, 2019, 08:57 AM »
I've always just clipped it with a sharp wire nippers and it's been fine If you use, say, a fingernail clipper you can do it but it mashes the end and it wants to come apart. Sometimes in storage I had 'em unlay a bit too. Just pinch the end between your fingers near where it's coming apart and twist the wire in the correct direction while moving your pinch upward and it will come back together.
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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #50 on: Jan 08, 2019, 08:58 AM »
Okay, thanks, I used cutco scissors to cut it
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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #51 on: Jan 08, 2019, 10:18 AM »
Okay, thanks, I used cutco scissors to cut it

That'll mess it up alright even though it will cut it fairly easily. I like the end nipper design so I can see exactly where I'm trimming but that's just a preference, not really better or worse.
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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #52 on: Jan 08, 2019, 10:20 AM »
Sounds good
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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #53 on: Jan 15, 2019, 03:14 PM »
Found the twiddle in my mailbox when my son and I got home from catching his first pike  ;D

Thanks!

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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #54 on: Jan 15, 2019, 05:18 PM »
Nice catch for the young man! Congratulations Dad!  :thumbsup:

And you are very welcome... ;)
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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #55 on: Jan 15, 2019, 05:21 PM »

Yes sir nice catch 👍🏻 :tipup:🕳
 

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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #56 on: Jan 25, 2019, 08:36 PM »





First attempt at quick strike rig. Reversed top hook for baits head so points are pointed towards the tail.
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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #57 on: Jan 25, 2019, 11:02 PM »
OK... but when you pull the string which way are the points going to go?

Just a question...  ???
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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #58 on: Jan 26, 2019, 06:59 AM »
hmmm that's a good question, didn't think of that. Should I flip it back around?
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Re: Tool Giveaway! - CLOSED
« Reply #59 on: Jan 27, 2019, 09:15 AM »
I would. You want the points to go the direction of your hook set or they just pull out. That's the beauty of rolling yer own. You can experiment and if it doesn't work cut it apart and repurpose or reconfigure.
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