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Old 01-15-2014, 03:55 PM   #1
TogHog
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DIY Float Line Help

First let me describe my intentions. I want to make the cheapest possible, effective float line for standard everyday spearfishing. Here are my materials lay out:

200 ft of PVC tubing - $28
http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/ite...=searchresults

300 ft of 250 lb mono line - $15

constrictor knot line - free leftovers

heat shrink wrap pack of 100 - $10
Anytime Tools 127 pc Heat Shrink Wire Wrap Cable Sleeve Tubing Sets Assorted Size e/Case - Amazon.com Anytime Tools 127 pc Heat Shrink Wire Wrap Cable Sleeve Tubing Sets Assorted Size e/Case - Amazon.com

Tuna clips - free leftovers

6 Float line plugs - $5
http://www.mscdirect.com/ShoppingCartView

The problem I'm having is with the float line plugs. I selected these clevis pins because to buy 6 neptonics float line plugs would defeat the purpose of DIY, rendering it more economical to simply buy a floatline. I have no hardware required to mold these pins.

My issue is - how can I securely fasten these pins to the mono running through the inside of the tubing, while also creating a holding point for the constrictor knot in order to keep the tubing water tight?

My idea was to run mono through the holes directly in front of the head of the pin (head inside of the tubing) and crimp the mono inside of the tubing. Then tie the constrictor knot around the head of the pin in the tubing so as to secure it and shrink wrap around that. Will this be water tight?

If you have experience please share! Any other suggestions for a cheap but effective floatline plug are welcome.
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