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Old 06-23-2015, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default Two questions and why

1. What color line do you prefer? Blue,Smoke Yellow High vis or pink/red

2. Bimini twist or wind on leader and why?
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Old 06-23-2015, 05:15 PM   #2
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I like yellow hi vis or hi vis of any color, but if I had to pick - yellow.

Bimini twist - cuz that's how I learned and I know it works for really big fish.
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Blue for day cause it blends in

Yellow at night so u can see it

Bimini twist to a loop to loop connection with a pre-made wind on leader of 100 yards so I change the mono at any time anywhere with ease .
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On my trolling lines I like high viz yellow, soo much easier to see than clear. With non trolling lines I like clear.

I switched away from Bimini Twist to Aussie Plaits a few years back. I find the plait easier to tie and hard to screw up. It's also easier to tie a long double with.

I frequently fish with inexperienced crew members so I really like wind ons. They make wiring a lot safer in opinion.
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high-vis and wind ons most of the time.
sometimes a snap swivel and long leader too.

catch 'em up.
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Hi viz. Bimini and wind on you need both.
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On my trolling lines I like high viz yellow, soo much easier to see than clear. With non trolling lines I like clear.

I switched away from Bimini Twist to Aussie Plaits a few years back. I find the plait easier to tie and hard to screw up. It's also easier to tie a long double with.

I frequently fish with inexperienced crew members so I really like wind ons. They make wiring a lot safer in opinion.

I just watched a video on tying the Aussie knot Robert

That's some knot there , I actually bought some rods a yr or two ago and all three had assuie knots to attach the snap swivel . I could never figure out what the heck knot that was till you mentioned your set up .



How long are you making your knot or how many braids do you do before you start the finish of the knot ?
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Hi viz for outriggers and center rigger, smoke blue for flat lines.

Short Bimini twist with a 130# Jinkai wind on attached with a no name knot. I learned this way years ago and it's never let me down once, so I refuse to change.
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The aussie plait really is far easier to tie and a lot more difficult to screw up. I usually tie my plait around 3" or so. Size of the double depends on what I am doing, if I am simply making a loop to use as a loop to loop connector for my wind ons, the loop is only a 1-2', of I am not using wind ons, my double is usually 20' or so. Try tieing a bimini 20' long, that takes skill! A plait is the same whether the loop is 1' or 100' as you are only dealing with the plait, not the entire loop as with the bimini.
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