- Mar 23, 2010
- Saint Louis,Mo
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.. Slide swivel onto jig and put in vise. Slide toward head out of the way.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. I don't use glue because MY FINGERS ALWAYS END UP STUCK TO SOMETHING,of course that's me. 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 the thread. I've done that a few times already. I havn't tried the bigger threads so it may work just fine. Here are a few pics.