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Old 04-06-2000, 07:26 AM
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RE:fly line to backing question

Hi guys, back from the wild northwest. The knot for backing to running line is an albright, similar to a nail knot but the running line is doubled and the backing lays on the outside of the wraps (vs. inside like a nail knot). I'll do a video clip of it, great idea.

This knot doesn't need to be replaced each year per se, but it doesn't hurt to check it because sometimes the moisture on the inside of the backing and/or the coating on the running line weakens and cracks, etc. Should be no problem, I have albrights that are several years old.

Looking forward to seeing our backing knots a lot this season!

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