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Jun 14, 2005, 11:35 AM
Old Tyme Electric
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Making your own swags/swedges for pull-pull systems?

Hey again,

I've heard they can be made out of 1/16" brass tubing so I did a bunch up last night. Problem is the sharp edges that's left on them which I imagine will eventually cut into the cable. I sat up last night with a file and my dremel tool but barely made a dent in the pile I gotta do.

Any suggestions for an alternative?


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Jun 14, 2005, 01:18 PM
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I used to use pull-pull a lot in my pattern days. Check any good fishing shop. They sell kits for making leaders & such. There is proabbaly different sizes corresponding to different weight line ratings, but I got by with the normal tackle box stuff. They have nice nylon coated cables too.
Jun 14, 2005, 06:06 PM
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Hell of an idea. Just got back form the sporting goods store. Scanned badly but they are called "connector sleeves". 1.62 for a box of 36, size .070 just tested and they wrk fine. i also bought the crimper tool which i think is unnecessary...
Jun 15, 2005, 03:53 PM
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Any good tackle shop has a big assortment of ferruls (spelling?) for all size lines. They work very well and are relatively inexpensive.

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