Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Rogue River State of Jefferson
Yes, since the wire is half round, they will cut your tippet ,,,,,if you tie them on the normal way. Don't do that. Instead, bend the eye, up, down, however you look at it. Run the tippet through the eye, thread on a short piece of junction tubing, tie on the hook and push the junction tubing over the back end of the cotter pin. Ala tube fly.
I found some fine wire pins in a craft store, various lengths, ring eye, cheap. Prefer cotter pins though.
I fish because the voices inside my head tell me to.