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topmick
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Re: Don't show us your hook

Postby topmick » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:55 pm

This setup works good for me.
IMG_20170606_091543.jpg

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Re: Don't show us your hook

Postby opie » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:18 am

topmick wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:55 pm
This setup works good for me.
IMG_20170606_091543.jpg
Is that just a loop knot around that sliding ring? If so, which knot? Thanks

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Re: Don't show us your hook

Postby topmick » Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:32 am

opie wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 3:18 am
topmick wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:55 pm
This setup works good for me.
IMG_20170606_091543.jpg
Is that just a loop knot around that sliding ring? If so, which knot? Thanks
Yes, just a couple of hitch knots & then a stopper knot to make sure it doesn't pull through.
I originally did this as a temporary fix so I could adjust the length if needed & was going to splice something up later.
Seems to be holding ok so think I'll just leave it be.

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Re: Don't show us your hook

Postby NorCalNomad » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:59 am

A bowline, half of a double or triple fisherman's knot, or even a taut-line might be a better choice.

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Re: Don't show us your hook

Postby topmick » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:07 am

NorCalNomad wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:59 am
A bowline, half of a double or triple fisherman's knot, or even a taut-line might be a better choice.
Ok thanks, I'll check them out.

Edit: I couldn't find any other knots I was happy with, so spliced it on.
IMG_20170607_225520.jpg

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Re: Don't show us your hook

Postby alford » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:15 pm

topmick wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:55 pm
This setup works good for me.
IMG_20170606_091543.jpg
Okay, looks like you did a BRM-style setup, nice. Interesting that you use it on a slider rope with an Antal ring and with the BRM-style connection, I'll bet this setup slides super free and easy!
It also looks like you replaced the switch swivel with an Ozone trim bracket. It'd be nice to see a wider shot of your bar setup, did you retain the trim system and BTB swivel/untwister?

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Re: Don't show us your hook

Postby alford » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:18 pm

alford wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:15 pm
topmick wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:55 pm
This setup works good for me.
IMG_20170606_091543.jpg
Okay, looks like you did a BRM-style setup, nice. Interesting that you use it on a slider rope with an Antal ring and with the BRM-style connection, I'll bet this setup slides super free and easy!
It also looks like you replaced the switch swivel with an Ozone trim bracket. It'd be nice to see a wider shot of your bar setup, did you retain the trim system?

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Re: Don't show us your hook

Postby NorCalNomad » Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:27 pm

topmick wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 7:07 am

Ok thanks, I'll check them out.

Edit: I couldn't find any other knots I was happy with, so spliced it on.
IMG_20170607_225520.jpg
Even better :thumb:

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Re: Don't show us your hook

Postby topmick » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:10 pm

alford wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:18 pm
alford wrote:
Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:15 pm
topmick wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:55 pm
This setup works good for me.
IMG_20170606_091543.jpg
Okay, looks like you did a BRM-style setup, nice. Interesting that you use it on a slider rope with an Antal ring and with the BRM-style connection, I'll bet this setup slides super free and easy!
It also looks like you replaced the switch swivel with an Ozone trim bracket. It'd be nice to see a wider shot of your bar setup, did you retain the trim system?
I've lost the swivel for now, just thought I'd try the ring to see if I miss it. The LF ring slides just as free as the pulley & have used it twice now.
I have not had a trim system for 2 years now & don't miss it at all.

IMG_20170520_160209_371.jpg

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Re: Don't show us your hook

Postby alford » Thu Jun 08, 2017 2:51 am

Topmick, I don't understand why you have the splitter, you could go full BRM-style with a simple ss ring and have an even cleaner, lighter setup above the bar.


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