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Lines, Loops and Leaders Line / Leader Recipes, Loops, Splices, etc.

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Old 04-09-2006, 12:18 PM
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Slimmer Beauty

OK -

Taking my past experiences and applying them to this new knot I learned yesterday...

I feel I've made a significant improvement over the standard slim beauty by incorporating the use of the double-eyed needle and converting the wrap and clinch finish to a nail knot...

This results in a far more streamlined, far more adjustable line half...

The already difficult to work GSP (or dacron) is pre-tensioned over the needle, lightly gripped onto the line and slid down to compress against the flyline "barrell" as it's tightened.

Not only is the end result much better but it was infinitely easier to do than fudging with my fat fingers and trying to tuck it underneath where the tensions on the line are going in odd directions.

So there you have it! The anorexic beauty!
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