How to Splice Leadcore

How to Splice Leadcore

What you need...

What you need…

In this instance we are using the CamFlex Leadcore.

In this instance we are using the CamFlex Leadcore.

Step 1. Strip out approx. 4 inches (10cm) of lead wire from the centre of the Plummet or CamFlex Leadcore leader material.

Step 1. Strip out approx. 4 inches (10cm) of lead wire from the centre of the Plummet or CamFlex Leadcore leader material.

Step 2. With the braided material pulled back over the lead wire feel where the lead wire finishes (it should be 4 inches from the end!).

Step 2. With the braided material pulled back over the lead wire feel where the lead wire finishes (it should be 4 inches from the end!).

Step 3. Insert the hooked end of the Splicing Needle in where the lead wire finishes.

Step 3. Insert the hooked end of the Splicing Needle in where the lead wire finishes.

Step 4. Once in place carefully thread the end of the splicing needle down the hollow core of the leader.

Step 4. Once in place carefully thread the end of the splicing needle down the hollow core of the leader.

Step 5. Push the end of the needle out through the side of the leadcore material half way up towards the end as shown.

Step 5. Push the end of the needle out through the side of the leadcore material half way up towards the end as shown.

Step 6 - Pick up the very end of the leadcore using the gate latch on the splicing needle. If you keep the section short as shown it will be easier to pull back into the hollow section.

Step 6. Pick up the very end of the leadcore using the gate latch on the splicing needle. If you keep the section short as shown it will be easier to pull back into the hollow section.

Step 7. When you tease the leader material back through the hollow sheath be gentle and don

Step 7. When you tease the leader material back through the hollow sheath be gentle and don’t twist the needle (or it may snap) and push from the base upwards as this opens up the braid.

Step 8. When you have successfully pulled the material through the side wall continue pulling it gently back down through the hollow braid as shown.

Step 8. When you have successfully pulled the material through the side wall continue pulling it gently back down through the hollow braid as shown.

Step 9. Once the core has been threaded through the outer sheath (before you have pulled everything tight to create a strong friction join) your splice should look like this.

Step 9. Once the core has been threaded through the outer sheath (before you have pulled everything tight to create a strong friction join) your splice should look like this.

Step 10. Run your fingers down the splice (away from the loop) to smooth and lay out the outer sheath. This will normally hide the end of the inner section as the splice elongates.

Step 10. Run your fingers down the splice (away from the loop) to smooth and lay out the outer sheath. This will normally hide the end of the inner section as the splice elongates.

Step 11. Using a baiting needle tension the splice, by pulling on it, to finally set the splice in position.

Step 11. Using a baiting needle tension the splice, by pulling on it, to finally set the splice in position.

October 26th, 2015|Categories: Knot Tying|0 Comments

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