7x7 cable loop splice

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by fishxtreme, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. fishxtreme

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    Start with a clean cut on your cable.
    Split the cable about 1/2 inch from the end with a sharp point (I use a J hook) so you get 3 strands on one side and 4 on the other.
    Unwrap the cable about 6".
    The first overhand wrap goes left over right...if correct the two sides will lay into each other cleanly. Continue wrapping up the loop past the seperation and create the tag. Trim the tag about 1/2" above the seperation, crimp the tag and main line together. There is no strain on the crimp under pressure. The pics should explain.
     

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  2. d-a

    d-a Senior Member

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    What's the reason you unwrap the cables?

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  3. red34

    red34 Guest

    Alot of beach fishermen do this for big sharks. They call it "back braiding." I've always seen the braiding continue back up the mainleader for the full length of the separation though. The braided cable will actually hold all the weight of the fish and the fight. The connection is simply crimped to keep the braided cable from unwinding. This type of connection is alot stronger and cleaner than a traditional crimped sleeve connection.
     
  4. fishxtreme

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    This type of connection is alot stronger and cleaner than a traditional crimped sleeve connection.

    You are correct Red, the cable will break before the loop pulls out. It's mainly for toothy critters.