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Old 02-13-2012, 12:57 PM
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Default Knot Question: 30# GSP backing to fly line

What connection do you recommend here?

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What connection do you recommend here?

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Loop to loop.
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Default Re: Knot Question: 30# GSP backing to fly line

Loop to loop and make the backing loop big enough to pass the reel or line spool thru the loop.
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Default Re: Knot Question: 30# GSP backing to fly line

I weld a loop in my fly line, then either use a bimini knot or better still, use a double catch splice to form a big loop in my backing.
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Cool Re: Knot Question: 30# GSP backing to fly line

Even using a locked 30 turn Bimini Loop in the backing, where you can just approach 100% backing knot strength, you will find that on many saltwater outfits that's not quite enough with 30 lb test backing as most manufacturer's saltwater lines have a core strength about the same if not higher. Your backing and more importantly your backing to fly line knot should always be substantially higher than your fly line core strength. That 30 lb GSP might be just barely OK on some 6 and 7 weight outfits, which will have a core strength of 20-25 lbs, but on anything higher such as eight weight lines and above, it will be lacking. Going to at least 45 lb test or better yet 50 lb test alleviates the problems while solving two other problems which are, the backing cutting into and binding on itself, and cutting your fingers when you touch it while a big fish has it stretched tight and running.
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Default Re: Knot Question: 30# GSP backing to fly line

This is a 7 wt setup ..... If I go loop to loop what loop do you tie in the fly line (and size)? Sounds like Bimini twist is way to go in backing.

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Loop to loop and make the backing loop big enough to pass the reel or line spool thru the loop.
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And the spider hitch works great for it-

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(I think the 15 wraps they suggest for GSP is excessive, 8-10 should be plenty)
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Default Re: Knot Question: 30# GSP backing to fly line

i use a loop to loop or nail knot with zap a gap applied.
loop to loop seems to be very strong, just, as previously mentioned, remember to make the loop big enough to pass the fly line spool through.

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Default Re: Knot Question: 30# GSP backing to fly line

Just tied Bimini twist in backing .... What loop in fly line? spider hitch? Other?
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