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Using Yarn to Secure Non-Lead Wire
By Steven H. McGarthwaite

I came up with this idea while wrapping "The Creature" by Gary La Fontaine (FOTW #193). Gary called for wrapping the hook shank with yarn, and I thought why not try it for securing Non-Lead Wire? I always hated the effort and time it takes to wrap the weighted wire with thread. Back and forth, over and over again, and when you think you got it completely covered, you flip it over and see all the uncovered wire on the bottom of the hook shank. We are talking about a lot of thread wraps here, and a very twisted thread. Thanks to Gary, I now have an easier way.

Wrap your Non-Lead wire, around the hook shank.

Then trim the tag ends and push the ends together.

Now do a Lock wrap behind the length on Non-Lead wire.

Wrap forward over the wire, then reverse the wrap back to the rear.

Hang the bobbin with the yarn off of the vise out of the way, and do the lock wrap with your thread.

Now clip off the tag ends and proceed to curve of hook.

I really think you will like this way of doing the wrap, if you want you can also use head cement on the yarn to make it even more secure. ~ Parnelli

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If you have any questions, tips, or techniques; send them along. Someone else thought up most of this material before we did, they just forgot to tell anyone about it. Or else we just forgot about it, while learning something else. Let us share with each other, all the things we know! ~ Steven H. McGarthwaite (Chat Room AKA Parnelli)

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