Flourocarbon to Spade End/General Knot strength

PJG

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I am a bit of an anorak when it comes to knots. I have bought three different spools of Supplex and have thoroughly and carefully tested it - quite frankly I found it to be complete rubbish and threw it all in the bin! However; some people apparently like it - good luck to them.
 

Silverfisher

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I’ll take that assessment Richox ;) Joking aside I’d describe my knots as simple yet effective lol

A couple variants of the blood knot and couple of the palomar knot do me for 90% of my fishing. Unless you make a hash of tying them in the first place (which does happen from time to time) they simply don’t fail in my experience unless you’ve got dud line.
 

adriang

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are you moistening/lubricating the line before tightening it? Seems very odd that 2 lines from different companies are giving the problem (assuming they are not made by the same manufacturer and then rebadged).
 

Bronsin

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I am planning on using Flouro for my hooklengths this year, if I ever get out there that is, and decided to try my Drennan hook tying tool for the first time and see if I could make it work. I tried the 4lb vanish which I have had some sketchy success with first, and it tied a very nice strong knot. Then I tried the 2lb which I have had no luck at all with conventional knots, and horsed it up the first time and broke it. The second knot held up fairly well. I was able to break it, but I only used 9 turns and feel like the 12 they recommend would have done better. There's also a spool of Seaguar Invizx in 4lb that I've heard a lot of good things about, and am anxious to give it a try.
 
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