You can taper your line VERY nicely by using this method Ive tried. You want to do this outside for obvious reasons:
1. Chuck thick end in electric drill
2. Attach other end of the head with few swivels to help take the twist out during the process
3. Hold and run the drill so the line is tight and use a dremel with a fine stone tool to taper the line
4. Use a long piece of shrink tubbing and "heal" the taper you made so its smooth
5. Now that you have a fine tapered end you can weld your loop.
Try it. Why introduce a possible failure point by using running line? Might mant to practice on some old lines to get a hang of it but thats how I taper my thick ends for welding loops. One could make a one off head with a steady hand. Of course... you can use exacto blade and taper it down but the end result even tho works well I couldnt get it thin enough without exposing the core. Your line wil rot if you leave the core exposed.
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Last edited by domantas; 01-07-2019 at 12:44 PM.