I agree there is a chance of snagging a splice but the only time I have ever snagged a line, the ring on the bag got hung on a twig.A splice is nice, but I like to know for sure I can retrieve my line without any chance of it snagging on foliage. I use a bowline with a long tail to make the loop for the bag. I have never had a snag on a loopless line.
I dig a girth hitch with a 2-3 inch tail. Works great on dynaglide once it's a bit broken in. A few good tugs let's the bag drop if it ever gets jammed but there's enough friction for throwing and manipulating placement. I can't even count the number of times that's saved me.I agree there is a chance of snagging a splice but the only time I have ever snagged a line, the ring on the bag got hung on a twig.
Who makes the cubes in Wisconsin and where can you buy them? Thanks!My preference is the 1.8mm Dynaglide although I have several with the 1.75 ZingIt that I picked up as swag from different events. Although it is ok, I don't think I would actually pay money for it. I have come to really like the Notch bags and use 14's and 12's. I also have some weaver bags from before the divorce, a couple Buckingham bags in my northern gear stash and a 10 and 8 Harrison. I hope Weaver does not make the Notch bags! I have several cubes from a manufacturer located in Wisconsin that are really tough cubes at a good price, $35 and a couple flimsy ones, again swag, that don't see much action. I like to splice loops on the ends of my Dynaglide lines, makes it a bit easier removing the bags when needed. I usually hand throw, but have a Big Shot on a 9 foot pole for exact placement in big trees.