Braiding two fishing lines together is a handy skill to know, especially when you need to create a stronger fishing line. This technique is called splicing, and it can be done with braided or monofilament lines.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on:
Step 1: Cut Both Lines
Firstly, cut both fishing lines you want to splice at a 45-degree angle with sharp scissors or line cutters. This step is critical to create a proper splice.
Step 2: Cross the Lines
Take the two lines and cross them over each other, so they create an “X” shape.
Step 3: Wrap the Lines
Take the line on the top and loop it beneath the line on the bottom of the “X.” Then, wrap the line you looped over the other line twice around the bottom line.
Step 4: Repeat the Wrapping
Wrap the top line around the bottom line again two more times, making sure the loops fall between the first two wraps.
Step 5: Weave the End
Take the end of the top line and weave it tightly through the middle of the braided section you just created. Do this two or three times to ensure the splice holds.
Step 6: Trim
Lastly, trim the ends of both lines as close to the braided section as possible. Make sure the loop is smooth and evenly spaced, and double-check that all wraps are tight and snug.
Congratulations, you’ve now successfully braided two fishing lines together! This method produces a strong and durable joint, making it an ideal choice for tying lines together for heavier fishing.
Remember, practice makes perfect, so don’t be afraid to try this technique a few times to perfect your splicing skills. Happy fishing!