I was asked about reworking old seines.
Here are two very inexpensive methods.
- MANY ENDS LINE
- NETTING MUDLINE
B. Take 15-25 strands of jute (tomatoe stake) rope found at any hardware, or lawn and garden .......and cut enough lengths to make a diameter 4 x's that of your Ground line (lead line, footrope, etc.)
Using good quality tie wraps, secure this bundle every 12"
Using heavy No. 36 tarred nylon or tie wraps again, secure the bundle to your bottom line of the seine.
The jute will soak up water and make a snow shoe effect while helping to weight down your seine. The increased diameter will produce a slight venturi effect and spook fish out of rocks and holes into the net. Yes, it will eventually wear out, but you will have gotten many productive trips from it by then.
* ROT (rule of thumb) ;
...make your Jute Many Ends Ground line about 3" shorter per 10' of seine. This will help keep your Many Ends pulling AHEAD of the leadline and NOT underneath it!
* If you want more permanence, there is a 100% polyester rope (used in horse halters) that is very tough and will also absorb water. [ I use a 3/8" diameter x 9-12 strands]
C. If you have access to old netting from a torn seine, cut the netting into strips or hanks. Bind the hanks every 12", making a 3" diameter wad approx. Tie or strap the Mud Line onto the bottom of the seine in the same manner as [B.]
the attachments are in PAINT in case you are asked for what program they were made in.
This is a finished Commecial seine for Nebraska University .
* Note* when the seine is pulled, the MudLine will 'tuck under' and close the gap where the netting is attached to the footrope. This type net is hand sewn to the 3/8" polydacron braided line with No.9 Dyneema. The multi colored Sapphire twine securing the netting Mudline is for use in very rocky areas.........
The ugly knot is simply a splice BEFORE it was trimmed