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Old 08-22-2012, 10:13 PM   #1
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So I got my new 10lb braid in the mail today and got all rigged up with 20lb mono leader tied with a double-uni knot. Everything seemed perfect until I went down to the water to try it out. The knot hangs up on the guides =(. What am I doing wrong? Is 20lb leader to heavy? My knot seems perfect. Help!
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Old 08-22-2012, 11:01 PM   #2
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Uni to uni is pretty bulky. Might want to look at a blood knot. It has a smaller diameter when tied.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:21 AM   #3
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How long is your leader, I usually start mine out about 2', that allow me to not reel the knot past the tip.
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Old 08-23-2012, 09:42 AM   #4
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It's about ten feet. I was just doing what I saw on YouTube they said use a leader a bit longer then my rod. I could make it small so I don't have to reel it through the guides I guess.
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Try this...Take the leader and braid and over lap it about 12". Twist the braid around the mono 6-7 times ( any more than this will break the mono when you tighten). Once you do that take the end of the braid and the end of the leader and bend them back towards each other. Again wrap the braid around the mono 6-7 times. You should now have the end of the braid facing the direction of the reel and the end of your leader facing the direction of the rest of your leader. With one hand pinch the end of the braid and the rest of the braid and with the other hand pinch the end of the leader and the rest of the leader and pull until the twists are tight. Then, release the end of the braid and the end of the leader and pull the lines. They should start to twist together. I dont know what this knot is called but its not actually a knot. The lines are twisted together. This method keeps the braid from cutting the mono when you have a fish pulling on it. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:11 AM   #6
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:31 AM   #7
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No I did not miss that. I was just doing what the package from the company said to do. It specifically says use a uni to uni. I will try the modified albright. Read the last line.
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:01 PM   #8
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I have been using uni-uni the same way with same problems... was considering switching to the mod. albright as well but I also bought some really tiny black swivels from tackle shop that are REALLY small but rated for 100#... thought that might be a nice option also.
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:29 PM   #9
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Probably a dumb question but why would you want to reel your leader through the guides? Also is 10ft not a little long for inshore?
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Old 08-23-2012, 02:46 PM   #10
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Those are both good questions this is my first time using braid. So I don't know if you should have 10ft of leader or not and I don't really want to reel it through my guides. I just heard you should use a length of leader that's as long as your rod but I'm truly not sure. If 2 ft of leader is enough then that's awesome that means I don't have to reel it through my guides lol.
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