For those of you who Texas rig...

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  1. bullpinnie

    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    How many are you making. I do a couple hundred every year, and wouldn't think about do that many without it. Isn't the crimper like $10?

    buy the bigger crimps, and line. You'll be glad that you did.
     
  2. buck19

    buck19 Senior Refuge Member

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    Skip the mono type line altogether and use vinyl coated galvanized cable 1/16-3/32 7by7; 480lb breaking strength(eBay). No matter how you run the weight, it's slippery, 99% kinkless, knotable with zero memory and not effected by cold weather. Buy 3/32 double ferruls(trapping supply), beat them on with a hammer. The bigger ferruls let you up size your snap.
     
  3. EWUEagles

    EWUEagles Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks now I get to redo all my texas rigs haha. I looked at home depot for stuff but it was way more expensive than the stuff on ebay.
     
  4. Cedarlakeforge

    Cedarlakeforge Refuge Member

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    A few hits with a hammer on the anvil
     
  5. Rice Hunter

    Rice Hunter Senior Refuge Member

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    I did many of the described methods for years. Then bought a nice crimping tool one day and wondered what I'd been doing all those years?

    Like most things, the proper tools make a job easy and enjoyable.
     
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  6. 8UP4 FOWL

    8UP4 FOWL Senior Refuge Member

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    Thanks for all the advice gang.
     
  7. bang you'r dead

    bang you'r dead Canada Forum Mod. Eh! Moderator Flyway Manager

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    I use side cutters that I am very gentle with. Works ok.
     
  8. JoJer

    JoJer Senior Refuge Member

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    I cut copper tubing for crimps on the 400# mono I use. I crimp them with old, dull side cutters.
     
  9. callinfowl

    callinfowl Kalifornia Forum

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  10. Montauker

    Montauker Elite Refuge Member

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    Real men use their teeth...
     

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