The way I build my rope handles

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tx river rat
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The way I build my rope handles

Post by tx river rat » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:09 pm

This is the way I do my handles,very fast ,easy and adjustable. Start by making a loop with 3 ft extending past it on the short side.

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Then take the short end of the rope and make a loop beside your original loop

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grasp the end of the last loop and start wrapping all the ropes 6 or 7 inches from the top of the last loop. Wrapping back to the closed end.

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I like about 9 wraps but you can very this to the width of your hand.

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Re: The way I build my rope handles

Post by tx river rat » Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:10 pm

When you have the right number of wraps bring the end of the rope threw the loop and grasping the rope on the oposite end pull tight.

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You now have this

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by pulling on the remaining rope you can adjust the size.

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After getting the loop to the desired size trim off ends and and burn. I like this method because of the adjustability factor ,its easy to tie just takes a minute are so.
If you want to leave the other end long for a drag rope just put a knot to keep it in place.
Ron

PS this was just an old piece of rope so disregard the knot tied in it :D

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Re: The way I build my rope handles

Post by LEE SCHNEIDERMANN » Sat Feb 27, 2010 11:06 pm

This is another example of why this site is the best builder's site available! Thanks Ron!

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Re: The way I build my rope handles

Post by goanywhere » Tue Sep 20, 2011 9:10 am

Sorry to get personal tx river rat but how many hits with a sledgehammer did it take to get your thumb to be so flexible? :lol: :lol:
My psychologist reckons I need lots of fishin' therapy!

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Re: The way I build my rope handles

Post by tx river rat » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:08 pm

You should have seen it before I hit it with a hammer :lol: :lol: :lol:
Ron
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