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Question on joining lines

Discussion in 'Tackle Talk' started by Gomez, Sep 21, 2005.

  1. Gomez

    Gomez Just Hangin' Around

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    What kind of knot do you all use to join two lines together. I'm using 40# braid as the main and wanting to attach a 3' 17# leader.

    Thanks

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  2. bronzebackyac

    bronzebackyac Crick Smallie Fisherman

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    I tie the blood knot. I have never had a problem with it. Not too difficult to tie either.
     

  3. Grumpy

    Grumpy Certified Old Geezer

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    The "Blood" knot is an excellent knot. You might also use a "Double Uni Knot". I switched to this knot some years back.
     
  4. Hook N Book

    Hook N Book The Original Hot Rod Staff Member

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    Both the Uni or Blood will work just fine. You might want to use a leader that is at least the length of the rod tough and preferbly a little longer...just MHO.
     
  5. I also use the double uni. And I second Hook N Book's suggestion on leader length. While the double uni or even the blood knot provide a very good knot I still don't like to have to depend on it as being the potential weak link with a heavy fish on the line at the net. Going long enough to get a few wraps on the reel eliminates that risk.
     
  6. Gomez

    Gomez Just Hangin' Around

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    thanks guys...
    I've been practicing the blood knot and I think I got it now.

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  7. Good suggestions by these guys. I use the back-to-back uni-knot (easy for me to tie-which is a good thing). I can't disagree with the suggestion to make the leader long enough to get a few wraps on the spool for hand landing fish, but in all the times I've used it, I've never had a uni-knot fail.

    Tim