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31 Oct 2016
by CARPology
How to tie a needle knot
Safe, secure and 110% reliable - here's how you tie it to connect your leadcore leader to your main line

1 To start, pull back the outer-coating of the leadcore and remove about two-inches of the lead inner.

2 Now take your splicing needle and insert it where the lead starts and push it up the outer-coating.

3 With the needle coming out of the end of the outer-coating, take a lighter and seal the frayed ends.

4 Next, create a loop at the end of your main line and attach it to the hook on the gate of the splicing needle.

5 With the line attached in the needle gate, pull the splicing needle back through the outer-coating.

6 You will now be left with the line running with the leadcore. Next create an overhand loop.

7 Take the line and wrap it through the loop you’ve just created four times as shown here.

8 Wet the knot thoroughly before you tease the knot down together, before fully ‘bedding’ it down.

9 Make sure you take your time and bed the knot correctly and neatly. Neat, tidy and most of all, SAFE!

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