|Tail Swivel Installation
Slide swivel onto jig before you
put it in the vise. Slide toward
head out of the way.
|Tutorial created by JigCraft member: JungleJim1 - Thanks JJ1!
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Tail Swivel Installation
|Flatten one loop of roller or crane swivel slightly with a pair of pliers,careful not to close it to far
because you need to attach it to jig afterwards. It makes it a little easier to tie in past the bend
and adds a tad more length to the swivel..
I start my thread about half way on
shank and wrap to about 1/3 to 1/4
of the way down past the bend
where I build a little thread base so
swivel won't slide past when you
position it. Return thread to bend.
Position swivel slightly past bend.
I secure the swivel by wrapping two
wraps over then one under the
flattened end of the swivel holding
it in place until secure.I keep doing
this until swivel doesn't move. You
can apply super glue to thread
around the flattened end.
|Notes: I use 70 ultra thread because a thread like a 140 or 210 builds up quickly. A good substitute would be a 6/0 or 8/0
UNI-Thread. Use care when wrapping the swivel if you use the smaller size thread that you don't nick the hook barb and cut