How Do You Tie Your Bolt Snaps

How do you tie your Bolt Snap?

  • Cave/spool Line

    Votes: 68 80.0%
  • Zip Tie

    Votes: 8 9.4%
  • Zip Tie with O ring

    Votes: 5 5.9%
  • Bungee

    Votes: 4 4.7%
  • Hose Retainer Clip

    Votes: 6 7.1%
  • Other

    Votes: 5 5.9%

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Brett Hatch

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I have been doing exactly what Achim did in the ISE video: Prusik around both the gear and the boltsnap + overhand around one side + square knot around the other side + melt & mush the ends. Have not bothered with glue, and have had zero issues. Using #21 nylon cave line. The line is incredibly strong, I am unable to break it by hand no matter how hard I try. Testing cutting it also; cuts very easily above and below water with a DIR steak knife, EMT shears, trilobyte, or a BFK.

It has never occurred to me to use wet cave line to tie the knot. I can see the wisdom in that. Next time I'll give that a shot and see if the knot ends up any more stable vs dry line.

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