Here it is. This past weekend I had 2 tournaments. I did well both
days taking 1st and 2nd respectively. That's not the problem. Toward the
end of each tournament, I got into a big fish, both over 3 pounds. Both
times they took my senko at the end of a long cast, I set the hook, and they
both jumped and shook me out. The problem is that I think my hookset isn't
getting the job done with 10 pound test at 130 feet, too much stretch.
Now I've decided to go with some Power Pro to improve my long distance
hookset, but I'd like to use a leader of copolymer line that I have. Here's
the problem, when I tie a blood knot, the slippery co-polymer line slides
right out. Is there a knot I can use that's easy and will connect a slick
line with braid? If I lose a fish because my knot slipped out I'll really
be upset. I have some 20 pounds to make up to get back to the top 6 and I
only have 5 more tournaments to do it. I can't afford to lose another 7
pounds in the next 2 tournaments. Any help?
I personally use the surgeons knot to join a braid to a fluoro . Never
have a problem with slippage or breakage.
|Use a double Uni knot, or a double nail knot, I have never had a double
nail knot slip out when tying braid to anything
|What is the reason for this?
|>days taking 1st and 2nd respectively. That's not the problem. Toward the
|>>>days taking 1st and 2nd respectively. That's not the problem. Toward the
|Lose the leader and tie the braid directly to the hook. Put a drop of
super glue on the knot to keep the braid from sliding around, finding
the end of wire and working its way out of there at an inopportune moment.
|Don't tie on the leader, just fish the braid, long distance hooksets won't
be a problem, the fish don't care if you have a leader or not
|On Thu, 21 Jul 2005 19:19:38 -0400, RichZ
Rich P can correct me if I am wrong, but the leader would be a
confidence thing for him. IIRC he believes he gets more bites with the
mono than he did with superline. This may be the reason for wanting to
use a low vis leader.
You can correct me if I am wrong, but I am of the belief that a bass'
lateral line is a lot more sensitive to the environment than its
eyesight. In which case the line could be perfectly invisible and the
bass would still know it is there unless the line is perfectly still
too. You could always use black marker to break up the silhouette of
Then again, what do I know. Listen to Mr Z. =)
Harry J aka Thundercat
Brooklyn Bill's Tackle Shop Fishing Team
Share the knowledge, compete on execution.
|My thoughts exactly.
|Good to see you posting Steve, Glad you had a safe trip.
|Not sure why you need the leader unless you are fishing gin clear water to
really spooky fish. That being said. When I started playign with wack
ysenkos and figuring out what worked for me I found a pure flouro Carbon Pro
worked very well as a main line, nut just as a leader. Little stretch and
decent strength. 12LB was hard to break when I tried. 10 not so much.
Anyway. I fish senkos on Stren Super Braid (casts farther and smoother than
PP) directly all the time now except if I am getting into a clear backwater.
Then I pull out a rod spooled with Carbon Pro.
All that being said, I'm pretty sure a back to back uni as some have said
will work fine for your leader.
Next time you wacky rig, watch the fall rate on the braid VS the mono,
it's the only time I don't fish braid with senkos
|It falls slower on the braid than on the flouro of similar diameter. (braid
floats) I don't ever fish them on 50lb or bigger braid. LOL. 30 works
very well, and one of my fishing partners fishes it on 20 lb braid. I don't
fish them on mono at all. In clear water I switch to flouro because it
falls faster and because they can't see the line. In some circumstances
even the difference in fall rate between 10lb amd 12 lb flouro makes a