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Stren 3  [10.71%]
Ande 5  [17.86%]
Berkley 4  [14.29%]
Spiderwire 1  [3.57%]
Powerpro 10  [35.71%]
Maxima 0  [0.00%]
Rapala 0  [0.00%]
Yo-Zuri 0  [0.00%]
Other 5  [17.86%]
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PALADIN Offline
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Posted: Mar. 07 2005,05:27

Convert to a triple surgeon knot with braid to floro. It's easy and will never slip.

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Posted: Mar. 07 2005,15:36

I picked up some useful information to pass on about braided lines.  It seems that when fishing for sharks, braided lines don't fair well against the sandpaper hide of a big shark.

If you read Tanner and my post on our ENP trip you know we got cut by a bunch of sharks--we think-- above our steel leaders.  Seems the current wisdom is that braided lines unravel and break quickly when they rub against the rough sides of sharks.  Heavy mono, like 50lb. test, is more abrasion resistant and holds up better.

But I don't know.  The advice I received says to START with 50 lb. mono as a minimum.  I was using 10lb. Powerpro so maybe that's the issue, but therre might be some truth to mono, having no fibers, being somewhat more resistant.

Could be, in the interest of science, we need to conduct an investigative expedition to, say, Snake Bight to test this issue further.  Just a suggestion.
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Posted: April 10 2005,15:23

Newbie here-agree with Paladin on the Tuffline XP-hi-vis, when I can get it. Use it on all my spin reels. Uni-knots.
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Posted: May 11 2005,15:08

I generally go with 10-15 # test Ande in the backcountry blue on all of my spinning rods.  Right now all my trolling rods are rigged with bright green 30# of some brand I am not really sure of.  I was given a spool of it as part of a gift - the spool held about 2 miles of line.  I don't think it would be my first choice, but it isn't bad enough to throw away.
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Posted: June 01 2005,18:23

12 # trilene biggame i have it on all my yak reels 2 4500 ss penn and one 5500 ss penn its mono if you stretch it a little almost no twist but i use a sampo swivel 120#(cheaper than the small ones)
and i use regular owner hooks either 2 or 2/0 i tried circle hooks but i like the owners better the only thing i ever gut hook with them are jacks everything else in the cheeks one time i hooked a shepphead right thru his nose but the hook came right out
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Posted: June 02 2005,13:21

Paladin and Don are on the money re Tuffline XP. Use it on all my spinners. Momoi Diamond on the Trinidads. Uni knot is my all around choice for knots. I also have Tuffline XP on the kite rod, because the smaller diameter creates less drag. Switched from Sampro to SPRO swivels-much smaller size for same lb rating. When they have been used for a while or show signs of wear, I replace. Buy them in 50 or 100 packs. Cheaper in the long run than Sampro. Never had a failure.
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Posted: June 20 2005,06:06

Thanks to all for the great info here.  I am constantly being amazed and impressed by the wealth of knowledge shared by our yakbrothers and sisters.

Wacky but wise....

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Posted: Sep. 19 2005,09:40

My experience with flourocarbon (FC) is that it is less visible but much softer than regular Ande. Improved clinch knots can also fail with the flourocarbon so i tend to use no-slip loop knots. I use 10 # or less FC for freshwater leaders and just use regular ande for my saltwater unless I have a specific stealth issue.

As far as line, I like cheap and use Ande bulk spools and Stren if I can find the Ande in a suitable # test.

As far as superglue for knots, my experience is that cyanoacrylic glues are brittle and will fail to provide protection once the glue cracks. Tried using CA for fly fishing applications for awhile until I started to notice the distinct problems.   So supergluing a knot might give a false sense of security.

An old trick for seating knots tightly and correctly is to use a dab of chap stick on the line prior to tying the knot.  

I tend to like lines that stretch a bit- granted there is less feel- but I like a bit of delay in the strike set when fishing a plug. I find it gives the fish time to take it.

Again, it's a matter of choice and compromises, but these are the ones that work for me.

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Posted: Sep. 19 2005,10:30

Would candles work as good as chapstik ??

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Posted: Sep. 19 2005,12:54

Maybe, haven't tried it. But I do know that chapstick can mean the difference when FFing for tarpon or when using a 7X leader for midging trout. It keeps the line from nicking itself when the knot is cinched. The difference is pretty dramatic.

I imagine vaseline could be used if you could stand the jokes :) Same stuff packaged differently.

Seriously, the chapstick comes in a convenient package and can be slipped in a pocket to be used as needed. A stick will last quite a long while. It's also available in just about any convenience store.

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