What is everyones opinions on the best knot for light braid to mono trace for softbaitfishing?
Winner: Six-turn Yucatan knot
(doubled line): 157%
Five-turn Bristol, or no-name,
knot (doubled line): 148%
Slim Beauty (single line): 94%
Albright (single line): 94%
| Catchelot wrote:|
Thanks for that Letsgetem but I suck at tying Biminis with light braid...ok more practice grasshopper
| Catchelot wrote:|
Ok then GSPOT are you speaking from experience? Meaning if you've just lost your gear to a cutta can you tie these quickly and easily in a boat rocking and rolling with wet and sticky hands?
Or is this more suited to your workshop in ideal conditions?
Because I am after a simple one that can be deployed at sea if you catch my drift.
| PJay wrote:|
OK, Al (and BTW I liked the pun of your forum handle as it was before...):
1. I always tie a double, because I think the doubled light braid holds on to fluoro leader better than a single thickness or a line just doubled for the knot but cut off at the knot. On the boat, a 6- or 7-turn Spider Hitch to make the double (10 seconds - just tried it). I think Biminis are stronger, but far prefer to tie them on land than aboard a small dinghy or a kayak at sea.
2. Albright as in Olfart's post, but I use a lot more turns of the double braid around the leader - typically 9 up and 7 back. Takes buggerall more time than fewer turns. (25 seconds including trimming - just tried it.)
I have found that these work adequately for me and are quick and easy to tie. Lots of other knots, and these ones tied slightly differently, have failed to hold for me. I find back-to-back uni knots in the softbaiting application are bulky enough to rip rod tips off - has happened to me twice, once when tied by me and once by a very well-known expert. (No names, no pack drill.)
| Saltiga wrote:|
was using Albright but now a FG knot, so smooth through the guides for casting into the wash
| Catchelot: out of interest how long do you make your double?
It's usually about 1 to 1 1/2m; I doubt that the shock/ab