Learning to splice dacron is a skill most regularly used by big game anglers but it can also be used to make a safety lanyard and never lose your sunglasses again.
I don’t know how many times I’ve seen sunglasses and other objects disappear into the depths after falling over the side.
Sure you can buy ready made ones at the servo, but they are either bulky and hurt your ears, or the little rubber ends stretch and fall off.
In my marlin fishing days, not only did we splice dacron for rigging, but we also used it to make lanyards for our sunglasses as the same technique can be used for both.
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But I digress…
Now I realise not everyone goes marlin fishing and thus may not have a roll of 130lb dacron lying around.
But you can purchase small rolls of 80lb dacron used as fly fishing backing for around $15 from specialist tackle shops like Fishing Warehouse in Townsville.
Tools to splice dacron
To splice dacron you’ll need to make yourself a tool from single strand stainless wire.
If you are going to use 130lb dacron I suggest 80lb wire, although if you’re using 80lb dacron, you’ll need to come down to 50lb wire or thereabouts.
The step by step technique to splice dacron including how to make the splicing tool is outlined in the video below.
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