Splicing A Continuous Loop by Sight

Yes, you can (and probably should) meticulously measure your buries the official way (PDF), but once you get the hang of it, splicing by sight is a simple, straightforward process. My “fid” of choice is a simple teflon-covered telephone wire. I find it so much better than a stiff fid (i.e., a thick needle), not only because I can splice thin Dyneema, but I have a flexible eye opening that makes it easy to thread.

I use a basic measuring method for all my buries: 3-4 inches for a locked bramble, fixed eye splice or continuous loop; 4-6 inches for an adjustable splice for a Whoopie Sling. If you’ve ever considered splicing your own Amsteel, give this a try. It really isn’t that difficult.

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  1. I find a loop turner, available at any fabric store, to be a lot easier and I’ve never needed to taper the ends.

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