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ant 02-12-2011 07:39 PM

Dacron Q
 
I have a reel that I'm thinking about switching lines on, going from a 3 to a 7 (lets say that there is a lot of room on the reel right now.) I don't have a lot of backing on the reel right now, but if I added the 7 I would add extra backing.

How bad of an idea would it be to just tie the present backing to the extra backing? I doubt that I will likely get into the backing, but I don't what to find myself in a situation where I get into a fish he runs and all of a sudden I'm sans fish, line, and 50 yards of backing.....

MoscaPescador 02-12-2011 10:59 PM

Re: Dacron Q
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ant (Post 208330)
How bad of an idea would it be to just tie the present backing to the extra backing? I doubt that I will likely get into the backing, but I don't what to find myself in a situation where I get into a fish he runs and all of a sudden I'm sans fish, line, and 50 yards of backing.....

If you feel that you will not get to the backing to backing connection, you should not have any issues.

MP

ant 02-13-2011 07:19 PM

Re: Dacron Q
 
Thanks MP. Maybe to be on the safe side, I'll try to use a blood knot(never tied one before.) I think that I've heard that they're all but 100% strength.

okuma 02-13-2011 07:58 PM

Re: Dacron Q
 
I've done it frequently Ant. Using a surgeon knot. Never had it part yet:)

ant 02-13-2011 08:05 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by okuma (Post 208906)
I've done it frequently Ant. Using a surgeon knot. Never had it part yet:)

I was wondering where you've been hiding..... :D

I'm a big fan of the surgeon knot. It's easier than tying your shoes.

MoscaPescador 02-13-2011 11:04 PM

Re: Dacron Q
 
I use two types of knots when joining backing.

Blood Knot - Joining like diameters of backing. Ex. 20 lb test Dacron with 20 lb test Dacron

Double Nail Knot - Joining two different diameters of backing. Ex. 30 lb test Dacron with 55 pound test super braid.

okuma 02-14-2011 09:45 AM

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I'm not hiding Ant. Since the weather is warming some & WV has stocked its creeks with trout.......guess where I am on my days off......:D

ant 02-14-2011 10:18 AM

Re: Dacron Q
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by okuma (Post 209249)
I'm not hiding Ant. Since the weather is warming some & WV has stocked its creeks with trout.......guess where I am on my days off......:D

The Golf Course? ;)

---------- Post added at 11:18 AM ---------- Previous post was at 11:17 AM ----------

Quote:

Originally Posted by MoscaPescador (Post 209041)
Double Nail Knot - Joining two different diameters of backing. Ex. 30 lb test Dacron with 55 pound test super braid.

Is that just two Nail Knots tied in succession?

Frank Whiton 02-14-2011 10:19 AM

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Hi Ant,

I have used the Uni to UNi knot with success. The Double or Tripple Surgeon knot will make a bigger knot to wrap over. An in-line knot like the Blood, Nail or Uni lays on the reel better. If you have not tied the Blood knot before you will want to practice a bit before you use it. The Blood is a great knot but it needs to be tied/tighten correctly.

Frank

ant 02-14-2011 01:13 PM

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Thanks Frank. I just checked out a video on how to tie the Uni knot, seems pretty fool-proof(which is essential to my knot tying abilities :) )

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I tried the Uni to Uni and it worked like a charm. Only had to try twice too...:)


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