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Ruddy Roach

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I've joined line together with the blood knot for as long as I've been fishing. Starting off with light lines and similar diameter hooklengths this was fine.

But now I've found that when pulling the knot tight and testing it, it often fails before the hooklength snaps. [:0]


It's also cr*p at joining a mainline to a much smaller diameter hooklength.


Which knot for joining lines together is neatest, strongest and most reliable??


Now I know I'm going to get told to use the loop-to-loop but I want something as compact as possible.



How is the waterknot for strength?? + any other suggestions appreciated!!





And another question, is there a way to create a hair rig with a variable length that's still neat??



Thanks!!
 

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I use a four-turn water knot for attaching droppers to my leader, and it's never let me down.

Well, hardly ever ![:I]

On the couple of occasions it has failed, I think it's because I didn't tighten it slowly and carefully, with a wee bit of spit to lubricate it.

It's loop to loop every time for hooklengths, and you can make it inconspicuous by tying tiny loops in the first place. [:)]
 

Ruddy Roach

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yes thats a point pleasurenut, do you use one of those little loop makers for tying them in hair rigs etc?
 

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the smallest loop tier is the best one for the loop to loop knot i find that a smaller loop is the best way to go.
when im attaching the hooh lenth to a feeder rig i`ll use a blood loop and tie the hook lenth onto that with a blood knot with a longish tag end.
ive just started to use them small stonfo like beads that kroda have brought out i find em to be very good and so far i havent had a tangle while using them.
what strenths of line`s are you tieing together mate.
 

banksy

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No, I just tie neat little loops with my big fat clumsy fingers ! [:)]
 

Ruddy Roach

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Nothing in particular pegasus, I just want a knot for general use.


What knot do you tie the loops with?? Figure of 8 loop?




Has anyone tried the double-grinner??

Thanks!
 

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i don't know if this is any good to you. click on the knot and watch it tied.


http://www.animatedknots.com/indexfishing.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=<a%20href=




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mrhaze

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making small loops is the way to go....no need for fancy schmancy gadgets either imo.
 

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Originally posted by Ruddy Roach

Nothing in particular pegasus, I just want a knot for general use.


What knot do you tie the loops with?? Figure of 8 loop?




Has anyone tried the double-grinner??

Thanks!
i tie double fig 8 knots cos i dont trust the normal fig 8
 

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Double grinner or uni knot
Use: Joining two lengths of line.
Description: This is an excellent knot for joining two lengths of nylon because the two halves of the knot are tightened independently.

Tying:

1. Overlap the two lines to be joined by 150mm.

dgrinner1_m.jpeg


2. Take one end and form a loop that over-lies both lines. Pass the end around the two lines six times. Pull the end tight and form the first knot.

dgrinner2_m.jpeg


3. Now repeat the process using the end of the other line.

dgrinner3_m.jpeg


4. Pull both lines to slide the two knots together and trim the tag ends.

dgrinner4_m.jpeg


dgrinner5_m.jpeg
 

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a lot depends on how your testing the line ! ,it could be the spafe cutting into the line. 1.8kg is around 4lb.
 
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