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Strip strike or trout set

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Re: Strip strike or trout set

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Post by James9118 » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:43 pm

Loop-to-looped perfection knots are not the strongest option.
Tying a Bimini into a Slim beauty is great but it's going to eat up a lot of your 9ft tapered leader - especially if you change the tippet at some point.
I'd go for a J-knot - after my knot testing series of FPs I changed to this and have been really happy with it.

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Re: Strip strike or trout set

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Post by Nick » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:00 pm

johnnybg wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:42 pm
Lasse, you're right. What I meant to say was that the fish gets off the hook. It's not often that the line breaks because of a strike or a fisk. However, it has happened.

When the line breaks it's nearly always in the perfection loop. I use a 9' tapered nylon leader with a perfection loop in the end where I attach a 2 -3' tippet with a loop to loop connection. Would it make sense to use a bimini here instead of a perfection loop?
Perfection loop is not a very strong knot! A Bimini would probably be overkill though. You could use a grinner knot between the leader and tippet and see a big improvement in strength. I am not a big fan of loop to loop connections.

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Re: Strip strike or trout set

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Post by Paul Arden » Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:30 am

Another option is a sheepgirl ring with two ten turn half bloods. This would be very strong. So strong in fact that I would consider putting a Eugene Bend at the fly to intentionally make that the weak point. Even in this case it’s possible that the line breaks in the middle and not at the knot.

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