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12 LB Diamond and uni knot

Old 06-28-2014, 12:42 AM
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Default 12 LB Diamond and uni knot

I have used the uni as a terminal knot for over 25 yrs with little or no problem. Most of my fishing is with 20-50Lb line and no problems.

Spooled several penn 550SS reels for a Keys trip and had failure at light drag settings. When I returned home I tested the breaking strength with a digital scale. Result: failure at less than 7Lb pull. I used five wraps on the knot. I then wrapped the line around the scale with NO knot, result failure 16-18Lb?????

Prior to the NO knot test I tried two break tests tied direct to 1/0 circle hooks, no sign of curve or twist at terminal end of failed line. I am still looking for the hooks in the living room.
What do you think??????

Posted in FS and did not get the feed back I was looking for.
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