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Old 03-03-2004, 10:59 AM
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anybody using braided line for grouper fishing ? if so what do you think ? thanks. also, any general comments on braided line. thanks again.
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Old 03-03-2004, 02:32 PM
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Braid is great, but different. You will need to learn new knots, use leaders most of the time, etc. The days of biting line with your teeth will end, if they haven't already. For deepwater fishing, it will give you unmatched sensitivity. It's also expensive and very hard on the hands, expecially when your hands are wet.

Test your leader connections.
Test your leader connections.
Test your leader connections.

The first few braid to mono connections that you tie will fail.

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Old 03-07-2004, 12:15 PM
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what are proper knots for super braid to mono connections? my uni to uni doesn't do well & the albright slips. i'm thinking of using small high quality swivels ...............mk
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Old 03-07-2004, 01:38 PM
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This is the only knot that I've found to make consistently reliable braid to mono connections

http://www.leadertec.com/knots_yucatan.html

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Old 03-07-2004, 07:37 PM
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bushwieser - 2004-03-03 9:59 AM

anybody using braided line for grouper fishing ? if so what do you think ? thanks. also, any general comments on braided line. thanks again.
Yes, but I'm not sure if you're referring to a dacron line or something else. I use 50# Gudebrod Dacron with ten feet of 100# hard nylon for a leader and Mustad Circle hook.
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Old 03-11-2004, 09:32 PM
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I have had excellent performance from an Albright knot connecting 80 pound spectra to 125+ mono. The trick is to take 20+ turns in the spectra so the cinched knot is 3/4" long. For good measure put a tiny bit of thin formula super glue on the wraps.
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Old 03-12-2004, 08:32 AM
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I use a surgeons not. Its not pretty but its fast.
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Old 03-13-2004, 03:56 PM
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I don't know if this is a good thing to do but it works for me . I put a drop of crazy glue on the knot..
I have never had one slip yet.This is on fireline and dacron.
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Old 03-13-2004, 06:34 PM
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anybody using braided line for grouper fishing ? if so what do you think ? thanks. also, any general comments on braided line. thanks again.
Yes, and it rocks!
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Old 03-13-2004, 06:34 PM
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This is from a friend of mine.

Assuming you have 80lb braid.
1. Fill your reel about 2/3 full with 80 lb mono.
2. Tie a 6-7 turn spider hitch in the end of your braid as it comes off the spool. You should have a 1-2 ft section of doubled line on the braid. Trim the tag end closely.
3. Treating the doubled line as a single line, connect the braid to the mono on your reel with a 6-7 turn uni knot. This knot should cinch down around the mono nice and tightly.
4. Connect the mono to the braid with a 5 turn uni knot (you now have a double uni). This knot probably won't cinch very tightly around the braid. That's OK, you'll get it in the next step.
5. Wet the lines between the knots, pull the knots together to cinch/jam them tightly (the mono uni will cinch up tightly now) and trim the tag ends of the knots.
6. Wind the braid onto the reel.
7. Connect a 20 ft section of 100 lb mono to the braid using steps 2-5 above.
8. Rig with your favorite bottom fishing rig and start hauling in the fatties.
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Old 03-13-2004, 10:30 PM
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dreamweaver - what have you been using ?
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Old 03-14-2004, 11:58 PM
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I use power pro 65lb test. Small diameter so I can get the bait down without a big bow in the line, and no stretch so you can yank him out of his hole as soon as he bites (sometimes). I use 100lb mono leader, as the power pro is not very abrasion resistant.
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Old 03-15-2004, 09:35 AM
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dreamweaver - thanks, i think i will give it a try. i have been using 50lb trielene for as long as i can remember. i like the no stretch idea.
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Old 03-15-2004, 11:34 AM
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For Braid to Mono:
http://www.saltwatersportsman.com/sa...472807,00.html

Stren did a lot of testing before allowing their name to be used on the knot.
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Old 03-15-2004, 12:17 PM
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WOW! I've been using the stren knot for the last year and didn't know that it had a specific name. I thought I had just stumbled on something that works; and to think I'd been bragging to everyone that i discovered something great. LOL
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Old 03-18-2004, 03:43 PM
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I use the Jerry Brown Hollow Core Spectra for my Swordfish reels and absolutly love it. The stuff is soft as silk and runs through your fingers great wet or dry. I use a rigging needle to make those beautiful end loops and thats the only knot you will ever need. Use your chinese finger cuff loop to make a loop to loop connection with your wind on mono leaders. check out this website for more information about all of the knots for braided lines. remember there is a big difference between the run of the mill power pro type lines and the hollow core spectra types. check out www.jerry-brown-industries.com
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