Best braid-to-braid knot

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by Formula4Fish, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. Formula4Fish

    Formula4Fish Senior Member

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    I'm going to strip about 100 yards of 80# Powerpro from my reels and replace it with 100 yards of 80# OTI multicolor braid.

    What is the best knot to use, to splice two pieces of 80# braid?
     
  2. Minnow

    Minnow Administrator

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    Bimini twist on both end of the braid and loop to loop connection to joint the both end, I use this connection for 80lb and up.
    Double line Uni to Uni for 80lb and under.
     

  3. jureal

    jureal Senior Member

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    Exactly...do a three times through cats paw to finish the loop to loop.
     
  4. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

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  5. getsome

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    I splice all of the spectra on my reels to heavier spectra underneath so that i only need to change out 300 yds at a time (instead of 600+ yds). i've always used a double uni with at least 10 turns on each side and a drop of crazy glue.
    i rarely target fish large enough to pull 300 yds of line off my reel, but in the cases that the splice has gone out, I've never had it fail. That being said, the heaviest that I've ever spliced in that manner is 100# power pro, so I don't know about heavier lines.
     
  6. peterk814

    peterk814 Senior Member

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    double up both sides of the braid and double uni with a touch of super glue. try to do 12-16 turns on each side
     
  7. bunile

    bunile Senior Member

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    SMALL KNOTS,SMALL KNOTS,SMALL KNOTS.(30 turn BIMMINI loop 2 loop)
     
  8. jig

    jig Senior Member

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    the uni/uni is what I do. In spectra it is very small, barely larger than the line width itself as far as I can tell. And it is simple and very fast to tie. Especially useful if you have to cut out a tangle with a fish on and rejoin the severed line quickly.