Instructions for Installing the Replacement Bag for The Perfect Dipnet
Use a sharp knife or scissors to cut the old netting off around the hoop. This will leave the perimeter cord inside of the hoop channel, but it will be removed in the next step. Take the screws out of the yoke to release the hoop. Wiggle the hoop, pulling and twisting to remove it from the yoke. This may require some significant force. It may help to clamp the yoke in a vice for the operation. Pull the remaining cord, from the old bag, out of the hoop channel from one end. Look closely at each exposed end of the hoop. One side has the corners knocked off the end of the channel where the bag cord slides in. This is the end from which you will start. Thread in the cord of the new bag, with the end of the cord hanging out of the slot. This will give you something to pull on as you work it around the hoop. It's as though you are threading it in sideways, with the free end of the cord hanging out. Bend the cord 90 degrees, and push it into the slot in the hoop. The cord will slide in and a short length of the free end of the cord will hang out and can be used to pull the rest into the channel. Gradually work the bag around the hoop, feeding it into the channel, until it gets all the way around. This will also require some force, especially if the hoop channel is dirty or damaged. Then put the hoop back in the yoke, line up the screw holes and put the screws back in. Voila!
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