When someone suggested we needed a leader archive, I thought it was right on - but since then we've talked about loop knots, line makers, tippets, lines and other topics on the long an slinky part of our arsenal in various places around the board.
I think I will expand the topic from just leaders to lines, loops and leaders.
03-21-2001, 01:44 PM
Juro, that's an excellent idea and would break things down in a better format. What about a separate "conservation" section as well... You might as well start it now based on some of our conversations.
03-21-2001, 04:08 PM
Excellent idea! Broaden the category for more dialog.
Great reference site to go back to during fishing season.
Let's start the mission statement!!!! :) ;)
Got one of those, and a good one too. This would be a 'fishin' statement!
03-21-2001, 10:02 PM
Turned out great... I didn't realize we had that much information on the subject.
03-22-2001, 07:03 AM
I believe there was a pretty comprehensive thread on leader formulas from about a year ago that I don't see here.
Do you remember any details I could search on?
The http://188.8.131.52/images/flytalk/Search.gif icon sends you to search BTW.
03-22-2001, 11:19 AM
A couple of things stood out - you provided full details of the various configurations you use. Secondly, I had just taught myself to tie a bimini twist and was feeling pretty good bout myself, then Josko posted that while it was good (bimini) to know it had little use for the inshore fishing we do around here - kinda burst my bubble. I'll find it.
Ah! "Saltwater Tippet Question" by Jeff Roop. Mid May 2000
03-22-2001, 07:18 PM
Sure it may not be used ,Fred, but so what ,how can tying such a strong knot hurt, plus it allows you to use shorter tippets to the Bimini section. I will be using it 50% of the time just so I can keep fresh on tying it.
03-30-2001, 02:16 PM
Re: Bimmini twist for inshore use - a 100% knot has a lot going for it particularly when fishing fine class tippets in the skinny summer shallows. I'd definitely employ it if I was looking for a live release world record striper on 4lb class tippet! I also employ it when using a short (~3ft) tippet on fast sinking line. Apparently the spider hitch is simpler to tie and just as effective but I've not practised it enough.
On another note, I had a few (four to be precise) failures of knots joining flouro tippet to conventional tapered mono leaders - good bonefish on each occaision. I tried both the traditional four turn water knot and blood knots. Diameters were not greatly different. In the end I just binned the tapered leaders and fished 15 ft made up with 20#/15#/10# fluro joined with water knots. presentation didn't suffer & no more failures. Cabelas are doing a fluro continous tapered leader - bit pricey though.
Where were we? - oh yeah Juro - you're right, we should expand this area!
03-30-2001, 02:32 PM
What's a water knot?
03-30-2001, 06:23 PM
A Water Knot is what we Brits call your surgeons knot, some parts of the country alro refere to it as the Cove knot. I usually make four overhand turns.
According to Messrs. Sosin & Kreh it tests at close to 100% but they never met a medical person who recognised this knot used in any surgical procedure - hmmm.