Knot - shock leader to lure

Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by jig, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. jig

    jig Senior Member

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    I am getting some of the Jinkai mono leader. Will try mid knot to spectra. Are you able to tie a regular knot to the lure (improved cinch, Uni), or do you need to crimp? Talking 100 and 130 test. Thanks.
     
  2. lordhell

    lordhell Moderator

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    yes you can, it's very soft and supple. no need to crimp, i was playing with 130 and 150 lb test last evening.
     

  3. SpecialK

    SpecialK Super Moderator

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    I use a uni knot to tie the leader to a popper. If I am using a jig sometimes I use a uni and sometime on the diamond jigs I just use a palomar because I can tie and cinch it quickly...
     
  4. spineyman

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    Any knot that has good strength and you are comfortable with tying will work.
     
  5. gman

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  6. jig

    jig Senior Member

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    I do tie a uni now, but that's in 60# flouro. So, no problems tying uni in this heavy a line?
     
  7. fish4stripers

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    I tie uni's in 130 mono no problem
     
  8. Sea Crappie

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    4 turn San Diego jam knot works for me
     
  9. pametfisher

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    I do tie a uni now, but that's in 60# flouro. So, no problems tying uni in this heavy a line?

    If you like the Uni, it's a good choice. That's what I use. In the heavier line, I've noticed you have to coax the line as you pull the knot together to get the correct shape.

    Also, I've found that heavier mono/fluoro needs fewer turns. I'd try 3, 4, 5 and see which pulls to the tightest correct knot with no slipping at 60% pressure (of actual line breaking strength, not the box rating ... and certainly much more than your drag setting). Maybe someone else has an opinion about number of turns.
     
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  11. jimw

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    I am getting some of the Jinkai mono leader. Will try mid knot to spectra. Are you able to tie a regular knot to the lure (improved cinch, Uni), or do you need to crimp? Talking 100 and 130 test. Thanks.

    Is there anything wrong with crimping?
     
  12. d-a

    d-a Senior Member

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    Is there anything wrong with crimping?

    Nope I crimp all my 130+lb leaders

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