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Knots

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Can anyone tell me the best knot to use to tie braided dacron to superline? They are different diameters but not too far off.

Thanks for any help.

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Google "Animated Knots by Grog" and you'll find a list of knots and an animated video on how to tie them, also a description of their uses.

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The Albright knot is a great not for strength and castability. It goes through the guides real nice. Unfortunately, it is a difficult knot to tie and difficult to perfect. It would be easy if you had 3 hands. I now go with the uni to uni knot.

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uni to uni knot is probably what ChemE meant, and it is a great knot. Not sure you need 6 turns, unless the knot won't be buried and you may need to put load on the knot.

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uni to uni is great. The larger the diameter of your line, the less wraps you need. 6 wraps would be what I might use with 4 pound test, with 14 pound mono i'd go with 3 or 4

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Ok, so i tried uni to uni knot. I am not impressed with that one, i did some testing and it felt maybe a little more than half of the breaking strength of the line alone. I guess i will try to learn the albright knot. Any other suggestions?

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That surprises me. Are you saying the knot gave? It should be a lot stronger than the line. I'm sure you did it correctly, but in case here is a link to the directions. Sure a lot easier than an albright, and it's one of the best for an in-line type knot that doesn't leave a big "bump" on the side of the line, it's pretty small and compact.

http://www.thaifishingguide.com/fishtechequip/techniques/knots/double_uni_knot_steps.html

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Is there a knot stronger than the line?

I always thought the knot was the weakest point and the best were 80-90% of the line strength.

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uni to uni is very strong if you do it right - although if you do it with the wrong line type it might not be so hot.

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Propster, i think i am tying it correctly. I went to youtube to brush-up, pretty straight forward knot. It breaks off on either side of the finished knot. I tried it four times to be sure. 4,5 and 6 wraps.

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you may be dressing it wrong? I've never had one break by hand tension. I usually tie it with braid to mono though

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I tested it by wrapping the ends around two dowels and pulling.

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Will,

Try the Albright. I will warn you that it takes some time to perfect. You can tow a boat with it when you do it right, but it breaks easy if you mess it up. However, I don't find I lose any line strength with a uni-to-uni. But, if you mess up any of the knots that join lines together they will cut themselves.

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Thanks Ray, i'll give it a shot. I appreciate the help.

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Thanks, but not what I was asking. I can tie a Palomar with my eyes closed! I was asking Shane how he ties it line to line, not to a hook or lure.

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Sorry, guess I missread that first part about going line to line, yea, that won't work. Can't remember the knot I use for that, I believe it's the uni.

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