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Old 05-16-2011, 03:29 PM
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Default Re: Best Knot to join fly line & backing

Albright is a great knot but unnecessarily bulky (doubled fly line) for backing knot. Nail, especially multi-turn like 12, is better. If you coat it with a drop of Zap-A-Gap and wick off any excess, it is failure proof (wont strip coating off core). For those, like me, who will switch lines, I recommend nail-knotting a several yard hank of colored Dacron to the rear of the line and tying a Bimini in its other end. A corresponding Bimini is then tied in the differing color reel loaded Dacron so the line can be looped on and off as described by a contributor above. Alternative lines each have their own nail/Bimini rigging for easy looping on and off. If using a line with a rear welded loop, tie an extra-long Bimini loop and double it strand by folding the loop and triple surgeon knotting it. This double stranded loop mates belter with the thicker fly line loop.
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