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Leader Knot

Postby Big Kev » Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:23 pm

Looking to change my leader knot,as although i can tie it in the kitchen,for some reason i struggle to do it on the beach,usually needing at least 6 attempts which drives me mad. The Crystal knot is generally used for braid to mono,but i tried it before with a tapered leader and 16lb main line and it seems pretty good.....anyone used this knot,or have any suggestions (apart from the bimini twist) ;) The Double Uni Knot also looks tidy
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Re: Leader Knot

Postby Godders123 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:53 pm

I've always used a 5 twist blood knot...it's easy to tie, small and providing you don't trim the tag ends too close (leave 1mm tags) then they hold very well.
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Re: Leader Knot

Postby tatch1 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:59 pm

That crystal ones an improved Albright under a different name if you're using mono Kev spider hitch then I don't know what you call the knot to attach leader to that but its a good connection you put leader through loop wrap round three four turns make sure you then put it back through the same way int went through in the first place or if braid Bimini then Yucatan to attach to that http://www.netknots.com/fishing_knots/yucatan-knot/ strong as hell & forms round the outside brilliant knot it is small & neat into the bargain

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Re: Leader Knot

Postby tatch1 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:16 pm

Don't know if its any help to you but this chap messes about testing knots & line all the time some real good info on the site http://www.paulusjustfishing.com/4linet ... lastic.htm

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Re: Leader Knot

Postby Big Kev » Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:44 pm

Godders123 wrote:I've always used a 5 twist blood knot...it's easy to tie, small and providing you don't trim the tag ends too close (leave 1mm tags) then they hold very well.
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That`s what i use now Graham....... :confused:
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Re: Leader Knot

Postby Willpower » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:50 pm

I always use a 'double uni knot' for similar b/s line on a taper shoker, and to date it's never let me down.

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Re: Leader Knot

Postby Shaun1118 » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:40 pm

Double uni for tapered shock leaders and the 'crystal knot' for normal shockleaders.

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Re: Leader Knot

Postby Big Kev » Thu Jan 01, 2015 8:43 pm

Yeah the double uni looks fav` at the moment......thanks for your replies boys :thumbsup:
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Re: Leader Knot

Postby Adam Roper » Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:35 am

I use the 'Double Uni Knot' for tapered leaders or for joining two lines of similar strength/diameter. I find if you try to use it with mainline to normal shock leader then it 'sticks' sometimes on the leader side, even with plenty of lubrication on the lines. In this instance I prefer the 5 turn blood knot.
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Re: Leader Knot

Postby Shacky » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:06 am

I use a hangman's knot on either side of the leader and main line, very easy to tie outside, even when windy. This knot has never let me down :thumbsup:
For Braid to nylon I use an Albright knot, better tied at home.
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Re: Leader Knot

Postby tony1 » Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:51 pm

I've used the crystal knot although same as tatch called it 'modified albright' without any issues for braid to mono.

I read Tatch's post in another thread about using a bimini and yucatan. So before the otterspool match I'd loaded braid on my reel and tied said knots, looked good. Then getting set up at the old jetty and 2nd practice cast ended up with a wind knot that I couldn't be untangled before the all in so had to cut my line and revert to modified Albright. I pulled out of a couple of snags with the line parting on the hook link.
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Re: Leader Knot

Postby Steve Duffy » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:08 pm

Only ever used the grinner knot.No complaints. :thumbsup:
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Re: Leader Knot

Postby sparky » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:15 pm

Steve Duffy wrote:Only ever used the grinner knot.No complaints. :thumbsup:


Grinner get's my vote. :thumbsup:
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Re: Leader Knot

Postby Trishy » Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:06 am

For mono to normal shock leader I use the Bimini twist, fantastic knot and has helped me pull out of snags many times. For tapered leaders I use the double uni knot.. I've resorted to using braid leaders if I am using braid mainline and I double up the braid and use a double uni for that too. Having a lot less problems with the braid leader, seems to flow better on the cast

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Re: Leader Knot

Postby Big Kev » Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:40 pm

Loaded my reel up and used the double uni knot to tie the leader.....think i`ll be sticking with that :thumbsup:
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