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Gene Larson

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Recently received a set of three sink tips from a major line manufacturer.  They are not marked in any way to tell them apart.  The s10 is heavier (grains) than the s8 and s4.  The latter two are the same grain weight, but the s4 is larger in diameter, less dense equals slower sinking.  So what sticks well, can I steal some lady's nail polish or do I need to buy something special?
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I seen people wrap them with different colors of thread  and coat the whip with head cement, Softex, or clear nail polish.

I've also seen different colors of electrical wire shrink used.

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What is the manufacturer ?
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I make braided loop connectors (on the back end of the tip) using 50# Dacron.

Put a ½” dab, or so, of colored  ”puffy paint” somewhere near the base of the Dacron loop, using different colors for different densities.  It soaks into the Dacron pretty neatly. The puffy (or textile) paint is flexible, cheap, quick and durable.  If I’m feeling real anal, I’ll coat it with UV knot sense.  It lasts as long as most factory loops.
You can get the paint at any craft/hobby store.


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