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DaHo Hollow Spectra Product Offerings
 

Line threading, splicing needles and ordering:

Threading Needles
Loop Needles
Reverse Latch Needles
Ordering DaHo Products

Video Demonstration for Hollow Spectra Rigging
Max from our shop shows how to make a Spectra loop using Daho needles, and use of the Sato crimping method for Spectra to mono or fluorocarbon leader. Best resolution on a computer will be from the Windows format, but the Iphone compatible MP4 file will prove a fast load on your Ipod or Iphone. Click the link below to view the vid.
Spectra Rigging - Making a Loop Connection
- Windows Media WMV- Iphone/Ipod Mp4 Quicktime Player

Spectra Rigging - Sato Crimp System - Windows Media WMV- Iphone/Ipod Mp4 Quicktime Player

 

In the past, most of the hollow spectra needle tools were offered in large sets, or kits, that covered a very large range of line sizes. To a few people that had the need to work with many different sizes of lines, this was a great deal. But to most folks, this meant that they had to buy an expensive set of needle tools, most of which, they would never need or use.

Recently, due to customer demand, some competitors have offered smaller kits, but these again only reduced down the problem a little as they still required the customer to purchase tools that they probably wouldn't use.

DaHo Products saw this problem as an opportunity, and made it their mission to resolve it once and for all. We sell every needle we make individually. So, if you only need one needle, that is all you have to buy. We also offer a variety of sets for those folks that need a specific set of needle tools. Our sets range from a single threading and single loop splicing needle set for those folks that only use one type of line set. We also have a set that adds Reverse Latch needle, which is the ultimate set of hollow spectra tools for folks that only use one set of line sizes. We also offer a variety of larger sets that offer various sorts of our needle products as the customer want them. We also offer full sets for those folks that need them.

In addition, the quality and ease of use of our needles far surpass the competition's products. The whole purpose and mission of hollow spectra needle products is to go inside the tight center of the spectra braid. Our needles are smaller in size than the competition and our points are designed to enter the tight core of the line with minimal trauma. Remember the points...

 

 

 All DaHo needle products are guaranteed to be free from manufacturing defects for one year from the date of purchase. If you have any problem with the product, email us and we will have you return the product to our office. DaHo will replace any defective product, and return it to you, via First Class Mail, at no charge.
 

DaHo Threading Needles

The new DaHo Threading Needles are shown above. As you can see, they have been sized by their length so if a customer has more than one of them, they can stand them on their open end and find the one they want by its length, compared to all the other threating needles. Our smallest threading needle, the 50# size, has a length of 5.6". Each larger threading needle is .1" longer than the last, with our largest 200# size being 6.2" in length. During our year of gathering requested features for our new needles, having some way to identify the threading needles was one that was requested many times. Due to their size and materials, the length was the only way to address this request.

The DaHo Hollow Spectra Threading Needles are hollow inside, except for the point, so additional material, typically monofilament or fluorocarbon line, can be inserted into the needle.  Then, the needle with the internal mono line, is inserted, or threaded, into the hollow center section of the spectra braid. The needle, and attached mono line, is typically inserted inside of the spectra from 3 to 5 feet to provide the best strength of the join. Because of the slick surface of the mono line, the end point of the spectra must be finished to secure it to the mono line. This finishing is usually done by gluing, serving,  crimping, or some combination of these attachments, to the spectra line end. This ensures the join will not slip before the compression pressure occurs to in the hollow spectra line to hold the joined lines together.

The primary size of the threading needle is the ID, or Internal Diameter, indicating the approximate size of monofilament line that it will hold inside. The needle size you need is determined by the size of the monofilament line you are using. Typically, these sizes can be found on the spool the line was purchased on, or by visiting the line manufacturer’s website. You will usually want to get a needle that will fit the line you are using, and provide and additional .002" of 'free' space to ease the insertion of your line. If the monofilament line is too large for the needle, you will have to cut it down, which is not much fun to do… The needles will hold smaller sizes of monofilament line, to a point, without issue. We offer most typically used sizes in our standard product offerings. They are named for the typical size of mono that they will hold, but you really need to select your needles by the actual size of your mono line. 

In Threading needles, we typically use thinner walled tubing to manufacture the needle. This is so the overall size of the needle will remain as small as possible, while offering the largest interior size to hold the monofilament line. Thinner is definitely better in this case, and our needles are the thinnest available…

Below is a close-up of our 7 threading needle points, showing how they will look when their open ends are placed on a flat surface.





 

Model  Description Tube
Length
OD Size  ID Size* Price  Order
N02017 20# Threading Needle * 5.6" .025"/.635mm  .017"/.430mm  $16.00
N03020 30# Threading Needle * 5.6" .028"/.710mm  .020"/.510mm  $16.00
N04022 40# Threading Needle * 5.6" .032"/.81mm  .023"/.580mm  $16.00
N05026 50# Threading Needle * 5.6" .036"/.90mm  .026"/.67mm  $15.00
N06032 60# Threading Needle  5.7" .042"/1.06mm   .032"/.81mm    $15.00
N08038 80# Threading Needle  5.8" .050"/1.27mm  .038"/.96mm   $15.00 
N10042  100# Threading Needle  5.9" .050"/1.48mm  .042"/1.06mm   $15.00 
N13047  130# Threading Needle  6.0" .058"/1.48mm  .047"/1.19mm  $15.00
N15053  150# Threading Needle  6.1" .065"/1.65mm  .053"/1.35mm   $15.00 
N20060 200# Threading Needle  6.2" .072"/1.83mm  .060"/1.50mm   $15.00 
N20067 300# Threading Needle  6.2" .083"/1.83mm  .070"/1.50mm   $16.00 
N20077 400# Threading Needle  6.2" .095"/1.83mm  .077"/1.50mm   $16.00 
N20091 500# Threading Needle  6.2" .109"/1.83mm  .091"/1.50mm   $16.00 


* Double check your line diameters. From our measurements, the lighter line needles work with IGFA lines, but are too small for most mono lines on the market. We advise bumping up one size.

 

* The ID sizes of our threading needles can vary up to .002" due to the tube manufacturing process. It is recommended that you select a needle that is at least .002" larger than your line for ease of use. It can be difficult to fit an exact size of line into a needle. We have created an Excel spreadsheet that has pages for both mono and fluoro lines. The correct size of threading needle for each size and type of line we could find size data for on the web is listed. Please click here to view or download the spreadsheet.
If you have a problem with your line not fitting into one of our needles, please send us an email and we will analyze and resolve the problem.

 DaHo Loop Splicing Needles

 

DaHo Loop Splicing Needles are mainly used to insert one piece of spectra line inside another. They can also be useful in 'opening up' the inside of the hollow spectra line so larger tools can be more easily used. Instead of being hollow inside, the loop splicing needle has a wire loop attached to its trailing end. Below is a picture showing the detail of the DaHo Loop Splicing Needle ends

The needle is inserted into the Spectra line being spliced, and the end of the other piece of spectra line is inserted into the needle’s wire loop. As the needle is inserted into the line being spliced, the other piece of line is pulled along with it. When done, the needle is brought out of the line being spliced, and the end of the line attached to the needle wire loop is tightened to complete one side of the splice, or the terminating loop, as the case may be.  

Typically, thicker walled tubing is used for these needles, as the focus is not on the needle’s internal open size, but on strength, and the always important overall small size. The primary size of the needle is the OD, or Outside Diameter, and what sizes of spectra lines it would best be used with.

Our newest, and smallest, loop splicing needle is the only .025" OD in size and is the smallest spectra tool offered by anyone. It is built from a 304 stainless steel tube, as all our products, but because of its size, we have filled it with a solid 304 SS wire. This design gives it the strength of a tube, but it will not crease like a tube if it is ever bent. This needle can be bent and straightened without tube damage. It is the only one that can be used in the new 50# and below, smaller hollow spectra lines. 

We make three different sizes of DaHo Loop Splicing Needles.  They are listed in the table below:

 DaHo Loop Splicing Needles

 Model Description  OD Size    Price  Order
 LS0650    Extra Large Loop Splicing Needle  .065"/1.65mm $21.00
 LS0500    Large Loop Splicing Needle  .050"/1.27mm $20.00
 LS0420  Medium Loop Splicing Needle  .0420"/.110mm $20.00
 LS0355  Small Loop Splicing Needle  .0355"/.90mm $20.00
LS0250 Extra Small Loop Splicing Needle .0250"/.635mm  $21.00

 

 

Reverse Latch Splicing Needles

 

Our newest line of needle products are our DaHo Reverse Latch Splicing Needles. The design for these products came from Jerry Brown, a pioneer in the development of hollow spectra fishing lines. We appreciate his design as this product brings some unique features and ease of use characteristics that we try to provide in all our products. Below is a picture showing the ends of the new DaHo Reverse Latch Needle in detail:

 

In the past, one of the first tools available to work with hollow spectra lines were latch needles that originally came from fabric knitting machines. They are still used today, but our Reverse Latch needle is the only tool available that uses the latch mechanism as it was designed to be used - to be pulled through the line, keeping the latch mechanism closed by the line's internal pressure. Without our 'reverse' use of the latch mechanism, the old knitting machine latch needles have to be pushed into the hollow spectra lines causing to latch to open, and usually resulting in significant damage the line's fibers.

Many of the loop creation and splicing techniques require that a line be released by the tool, while it is threaded up another line. Normal loop splicing needles will not work in these situations as they cannot release a line from the loop.  In those types of operations, our DaHo Reverse Latch Splicing Needles allow the latch to open, releasing the held line, when needed. Also, since they are now attached to our standard 6" needles, so you can now make longer loops and splices without the limitations of the old latch needles. With our Reverse Latch needle, the latch is always the trailing end of the tool.

We are now offering three sizes of the Reverse Latch Splicing needle. The following table shows the details of the DaHo Reverse Latch Splicing Needles:

 

Model Description  OD Size  Spectra Sizes Price Order
 RL0500 Large Reverse Latch Needle  .050"/1.27mm  130# to 300# $20
RL0420 Medium Reverse Latch Needle  .042"/1.06mm  80# to 200# $20
RL0355 Small Reverse Latch Needle .0355"/.90mm 60# to 130# $20

 

Daho Spectra Rigging Needle Sets

 

Buy Description Price
Set of three Loop Splicing Needles $50.00
Set of all three Reverse Latch Needles $50.00
Set of all seven Threading Needles - 200# and down $70.00
Complete set of seven threading and three loop needles for 200# and down. - new! $95.00
Complete set of seven threading,  three loop needles, and three reverse latch needles for 200# and down. - new! $120.00
Complete set of ten threading,  five loop needles, and three reverse latch needles for 200# and down. - 18 Needles! $170.00

Need to make up some leaders or wind-ons?

We stock several manufacturer's leader packs which are often used for smaller projects like making wind-ons "stepping" between lines. 25 meter or 25 yard packs are a convenient package size, and good option. Of course we also stock the larger spools of hollow core braid. At present our favorite is the new Toro Tamer Spliceable Hollow Core PE 16 Strand. Note, 25 meters equals over 27 yards.

Buy Description Price
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 40 lb $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 50 lb - avaialble October $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 60 lb $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 80 lb $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 100 lb $12.99
Toro Tamer Hollow Core 16 Strand 25 meter 130 lb $12.99

 

For folks making up wind-on leaders, or other splicing techniques, Cortland offers their hollow spectra in convenient and economical 100 foot spools. Their Master Braid is an 12 carrier Spectra, while the C16 is 16 strands of state of the art Spectra. The C16 is very easy to work with, and it's excellent stuff! I'd recommend it's use over the 12 strand product.

 

 
Buy Description Price
Cortland 100 ft 100# Master Braid Hollow Spectra $12.99
Cortland 100 ft 130# Master Braid Hollow Spectra $12.99
Cortland 100 ft 200# Master Braid Hollow Spectra $12.99
Cortland 100 ft C16 - 16 strand Hollow Spectra 80# $14.99
Cortland 100 ft C16 - 16 strand Hollow Spectra 100# $14.99
Cortland 100 ft C16 - 16 strand Hollow Spectra 130# $14.99
Cortland 100 ft C16 - 16 strand Hollow Spectra 200# $14.99

 

 

CharkBait One-Part Spectra Adhesive!

CHARKBAIT SPECTRA ADHESIVE!

Here's another GREAT exclusive. In the past ALL products used as an adhesive for mono/spectra connections have been two part formulas costing about $25. Two bottles, EXTENDED drying time, hassles...  We learned of another product that was a one part formula, NO ACTIVATORS REQUIRED. (It pays to know the right people.)  The new product is FAST DRYING. The CharkBait Adhesive is also thin, for better penetration through the line. Further, the new product allows some flex without cracking and flaking-off and it's designed to work in a marine environment. This is a major long term benefit. In all ways: IT'S BETTER, EASIER TO WORK WITH, AND IT'S A BETTER VALUE! This is not your basic "super-glue," it's a unique new product that will work in water and retain some flexibility when used as directed - and that's exactly what you want for securing PE braided lines. For best long term storage please keep in the refrigerator or freezer.

Buy Description Price
CharkBait Spectra Adhesive $19.99

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30 .023"/.56mm .023"/.56mm .023"/.57mm .022"/.55mm .019"/.47mm .024"/.59mm .021"/.52mm .023"/.57mm .023"/.58mm
40 .024"/.60mm .024"/.60mm .025"/.62mm .024"/.60mm .023"/.57mm .026"/.65mm .024"/.60mm --- .025"/.62mm
50 .029"/.73mm .029"/.72mm .030"/.74mm .028"/.70mm .025"/.62mm .030"/.75mm .028"/.70mm .030"/.74mm .030"/.74mm
60 .031"/.77mm .032"/.80mm .031"/.77mm .032"/.80mm .030"/.74mm .032"/.80mm .030"/.75mm --- .033"/.84mm
80 .035"/.89mm .035"/.89mm .035"/.89mm .036"/.90mm .032"/.81mm .036"/.90mm .034"/.85mm .036"/.91mm .038"/.95mm
100 .039"/.99mm .039"/.99mm .039"/.99mm .040"/1.00mm .036"/.90mm .040"/1.00mm .038"/.95mm --- .044"/1.12mm
125 .051"/1.28mm .044"/1.12mm --- --- --- --- --- --- ---
130 .052"/1.32mm .044"/1.12mm .050"/1.25mm .048"/1.20mm .041"/1.04mm .051"/1.28mm .048"/1.20mm .046"/1.17mm .053"/1.34mm
150 .056"/1.41mm .052"/1.32mm --- .054"/1.35mm .046"/1.17mm --- .051"/1.28mm --- ---
200 .063"/1.59mm .059"/1.49mm .058"/1.47mm .059"/1.50mm .053"/1.33mm .057"/1.45mm .056"/1.40mm --- ---
220 --- --- --- --- .055"/1.38mm --- .057"/1.45mm --- ---
250 --- --- --- --- .058"/1.47mm --- .063"/1.60mm --- ---
300 .074"/1.86mm --- --- .071"/1.80mm .062"/1.56mm --- .071"/1.80mm --- ---
400 .082"/2.07mm --- --- .079"/2.00mm .072"/1.81mm --- .081"/2.05mm --- ---
500 --- --- --- --- .079"/2.00mm --- .097"/2.45mm --- ---
600 --- --- --- .095"/2.40mm .089"/2.25mm --- .113"/2.86mm --- ---

 

 

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