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Old 01-22-2007, 03:21 PM
SteelBoneguy SteelBoneguy is offline
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Cheater Tarpon Leader

Ok guys besides buying a Rio or Orvis Tarpon Leader is there some cheater way to build a tarpon leader? I'm talking less complicated knots besided albright and bimini. I'm talking full grown tarpon as well 80-120lbs. I've been practicing bimini twist and they drive me crazy. Also I think it may just be as expensive to buy a leader than to buy all the different size flurocarbon to to tye my own leaders.
So if you have a cheater system for tying tarpon leaders please share it.

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Old 01-23-2007, 01:41 AM
Mad Dog BE Mad Dog BE is offline
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I found this knot (slim beauty knot) easy to tie and very strong for GT's, should work really well for tarpons as well.

Check out this link: ['slim beauty' commercial link removed]

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Mad Dog et. al. -

Search slim beauty on this forum for some of the most in-depth discussion on this knot anywhere, and a new twist on tying it from yours truly.

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