braid knots

hey i bought my first lot of braid ever for my bream rod a few weeks ago and am having a hell of a time tieing knots with it... any tips?


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Keep it simple, try a double

Thu, 2007-02-01 11:25

Keep it simple, try a double uni not first and use plenty of raps say about 8 to 10 on smaller line clases around 4 to 8 pound. use the double uni to conect the leader to the main line them your rigs can be made off the leader and your normal nots will do. Then when you have mastered that one the rest will become easy. Use pently of lube (spit) when pulling them down tight.

Keep it tight, reeeeeeel tight!

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I also trim the tag ends

Thu, 2007-02-01 11:33

I also trim the tag ends right back once you know its going to hold so they slip through the guides nicely which will increase your casting range as well. For 4 pound braid i use 8 pound vanish flourocarbon and for 6 pound braid i use 10 pound leader for around sharp structure and havent be busted to many times. Any higher poundage than that will spook the fish into a strike i beleive some say otherwise. The only thing i do diferent on my larger spinnig outfits is to use an improved albright not to join the leader as thinker lines need a smaller not and the albright supplies this, goes through the giudes even better!

Keep it tight, reeeeeeel tight!

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kk cheers i spose patience

Thu, 2007-02-01 11:34

kk cheers i spose patience is the key...do yous find it really hard to tie braid in wind aswell lol :P

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Knots

Thu, 2007-02-01 11:41

Bimini Twists:

http://www.worldseafishing.com/news/154/ARTICLE/1296/2006-06-18.html

Half way down this link is how to tie shock leader to your bimini:

http://fishinkona.com/jigging.htm

Should help a bit.

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:o

Thu, 2007-02-01 11:52

that looks really hard hahaha cheers ill have to start practising that one at work :P

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In the wind is fine with

Thu, 2007-02-01 11:53

In the wind is fine with alittle practice and keep it tight that makes it easier!

Keep it tight, reeeeeeel tight!

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Come on Adam hes only

Thu, 2007-02-01 12:10

Come on Adam hes only chasing bream here! Na i use a bimini forgot to mension that cheers Mr Gallash! LOL.

Keep it tight, reeeeeeel tight!

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Geoff Wilson's book of knots & rigs

Thu, 2007-02-01 16:12

Should be in every angler's tackle box (I think I have said that somewhere before).

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Andy Mac

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he does a book/dvd now too.

Thu, 2007-02-01 16:38

he does a book/dvd now too. But for joining braid to a leader i just use a back to back uni knot. Pretty simple and works fine in light lines!

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try

Thu, 2007-02-01 17:45

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palmor

Thu, 2007-02-01 18:43

i think its spelled palmor knot .its a pearla tying braid to swivels and even hooks if your feeling lazy.this knot has never failed me braid to swivel to leader for bottom bouncing .its the easiest knot to tye bye a mile and can be done in a cyclone and very relieable
cheers mitch
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is that the one

Thu, 2007-02-01 20:34

Dan.Is that the one u showed me mitch in coral bay cause if it is u can do it with ur eyes closed and it never fails me

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This knot i drew is a double

Thu, 2007-02-01 21:24

This knot i drew is a double uni knot and is pretty good at joining leader to braid 96% breaking strain i believe and is easy on your eyes..

http://fishwrecked.com/node/4300

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Personally I use the

Fri, 2007-02-02 14:06

Personally I use the improved albright. Dead easy to tie and nice and small to get through ya guides. Or the Slim Beauty which is fine for heavier lines when casting. Can be a lil entertaining to tie sometimes depending on beer, swell or skippers having fun.

Cheers Mike

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