In order to make a weak link
you will need a leger ring or leger bead, a snap link, some 2mm silicone tubing
and some nylon line that is weaker than the mainline you will be using (6 or 8lb
will usually be about right).
- Tie the nylon to the leger ring using a Uni/Grinner
knot. Decide roughly how long you want the link to be and tie a loop knot at this
point, then trim off the tag end of line.
the snap link to the loop, and measure off a piece of the silicone tubing so that
it will snug over the eye on the leger ring and cover about half the snap link.
- Thread a spare length of the
nylon through the length of silicone tubing, through the snap link and back up
the silicone tubing. Hold the two ends of nylon and slide the silicone down over
the snap link and the weak link on to the eye of the leger ring.
You can make up a number of these weak links
in various lengths, and by passing them through drilled poly balls you can make
buoyant, 'weed-beater' links too.