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JOHN T jr.

Need knot help

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I seem to be having a tough time with my knots. What are some of your favorites. My worst trouble is tieing "power pro"to "vanish". The blood knot that i'm tieing has failed often. It may not be the knot.The"tier" may need help. Thanks in advance fellows....

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try the double uni. easier than the blood knot check out www.netknots.com, it will show you many knots, pictures, and how to. the double uni is my knot of choice tying PP to vanish as well! wink.gif

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Double uni

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Yep, double uni here too.

KT

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Uni for sure. Most fly fishing stores have little tools that make that knot pretty easy to tie as well.

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The surgeon’s knot is another good one to learn.

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Check out animatedknots.com for instructions.

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Double Uni or Back to Back Uni (Same knot) works pretty slick for tying a braid to a mono.

I don't tie enough in a year to get it right without looking at the instructions in the package of Power Pro, but I get it.

Just make sure to moisten the knots before cinching them down, that would go for any knot really.

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The blood knot is more for line of the same diameter. Back to back uni is good for different and similiar line types.

Some other things that may be a problem is the test of the leader material when attached to superlines. A light leader material on a heavy superline will break pretty easily on hooksets if the drag is not set correctly since it absorbs most the shock. Also when tying knots with floro its best to wet/spit on the line before cinchng it up.

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I like the worlds fair knot. real simple to tie and fast too. won;t work for tieing two lines together.

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THANKYOU......Now all I have is to get the instructions and try to learn..... These old fingers will take me a while,but I'm going to give the 'uni' a try..Thanks again guys.....

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definatly the double uni. It is a very easy not. ( coming from a person who can tie it up to dozens of times a day at work)

by ar the best way, unles you are using a short leader of mono, then it might be best to use a ball bearing swivel to cut down 0n line twist.

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