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Old 04-21-2006, 12:03 PM
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what’s recommended?
tie right to swivel? or
braid to “shock line” to swivel??
albrigt to shockline??
Inshore striper trolling
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Old 04-21-2006, 12:54 PM
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Depends what you are trolling. For Umbrellas, I tie braid to swivel (Double uni with lock knot) adn 6' or so of heavy mono leader.

For bluefish trolling rapalas etc, Braid to Snap to Steel leader to plug. YAH its ugly and obvious but the blues don't care.

For lighter inshore, Uni flouro leader to braid and tie on lure.

Lotta guys like a top shot, I do not find them necessary for most inshore applications. I use 50# braid and a quasi light drag. (Carnk down after the hookup as necessary) The "shock absorption" of a mono topshot is overated IMO for smaller gamefish.
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Old 04-21-2006, 03:06 PM
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On all my umbrella rods I tied my heavy leader (#80) directly to the braid using double unit knots. This eliminates the additional hardware and you end up with basically a wind on leader which is much easier to deal with at the back of the boat.
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Old 04-22-2006, 02:57 AM
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Braid to hardware, I use a palomar knot...simple, strong, for running line to fluoro, uni to uni....Mick
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Old 04-22-2006, 01:01 PM
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for braid to flouro/mono i use the albright with uni lock (basicly a uni to uni) also casts well through eyes on spinner rigs........cap'n mick
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Old 04-23-2006, 10:31 PM
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I had problems all summer with power pro line. I went from 60 last year to 80 this year, and I am tying at least fifteen feet of mono leader to the end of my braid. For use as shock tippet, and to get a few wraps on the reel so I can handle the line without slicing up my hands. I use a uni knot to mono, and my arsenal of mono knots from there to plugs and leaders and such.
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Old 04-24-2006, 07:31 AM
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Default Re: Braid to hardware knot?

Me too, always tie uni with mono leader on braid. I have ripped my hands up too many times on braid with fish on. With 50# or 60# leader it is much easier to handle fish. As mentioned the leader will wind on reel. I do uni and super glue for a little extra insurance. Over the years I have gotten nasty infections a couple of times from slices from braid and wire. Now I also try to wear gloves when I remember when handling fish.
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Palomar or Berkley braid knot to my swivels......both with the braid doubled.
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Old 04-30-2006, 02:24 AM
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Try the Slim Beauty knot from braid to mono. Smaller than double uni, slips through guides easily.

http://www.anglers-outlet.com/slim_beauty_knot.htm
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Old 04-30-2006, 06:44 AM
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When tying to hardware I prefer a Uni knot with 8-10 wraps. When connecting to other lines I like an Albright with 15-20 wraps better than a uni-uni. Dip contact cement on the braid to keep it from slipping over itself.
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Old 04-30-2006, 09:00 AM
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The trilene knot has been best for us braid to hardware
To tie go through the eye of the hook/swivel 2 times wrap 5 times like a clinch knot go through the loos spit and pull tight
When done right it looks like a 2 fingered fist This is compact and will not slip at all Very hard to screw up as well
For line to leader/topshop the yucatan/reverse albright that is on the power-pro brouchure in the box is the best that I have use yet by far the smallest knot that you can make for this application
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Old 05-10-2006, 10:38 PM
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Ubettcha, I use the same. The Trilene knot works best for me with braid and mono. Never had one fail yet.
For braid to leader---Albright
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Old 05-16-2006, 04:28 AM
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I don't really see much need to tie on a swivel between braid and mono/fluoro. I always top off some "leader" line to braid not so much for the "shock" factor but more due to its resistance to abrasion. Braid is strong but does tend to cut easily on rocks, etc . . .

For braid to fluor/mono, never had an albright fail . . . especially the one where you wrap going up and back down. The following two knots also work very well:

http://www.stren.com/knot10.htm
http://www.stren.com/knot11.htm
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