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How to use a spawn sac machine

     Friday, April 03, 2020
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Spawn sac machines simplify the process of making spawn sacs. It is like having a third hand to assist.

adding tying thread   Step 1
The spawn sac machine is taped to a piece of cardboard. Normally you would attach the machine to a block of wood using the screws and mounting plate provided with the kit. Sac tying thread is placed onto the arm of the machine.
attache tying arm   Step 2
The machine arm is attached to the slot provided on the machine. The tying thread is now secured to the machine.
attach spawn sac roll material   Step 3
A roll of spawn sac material is placed on the upper machine arm. Spawn sac squares can be used instead of roll material.
pull material past the jaw opening   Step 4
The sac material is pulled past the jaws of the spawn sac machine. You need a slight overlap of material.
adding eggs   Step 5
A plastic spoon is used to place salmon or trout eggs onto the material. A slight indentation is placed into the material prior to adding the eggs.
eggs on material   Step 6
Using the bottom of the spoon, lightly press the eggs into the material. They should hang just below the jaws of the machine.
lowering the locking arm   Step 7
The side arm is then lowered to close the jaws of the machine. The sac is now securely held in place.
secured spawn sac   Step 8
The spawn sac is held securely in place by the jaws of the spawn sac machine.
wrapping tying thread   Step 9
Three turns of tying thread is looped around the sac below the locking jaws. The thread is pulled tightly. Then make three more turns and pull tightly again. This will secure the sac.
cutting material   Step 10
Cut the material with a sharp scissors above the locking jaws.
eggs from female brown trout   Step 11
Lift the locking arm and the finished sac will drop into a container under the sac machine.

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