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    Hello

    I just picked up my 10 weight reel line and backing for a quick trip to Cabo. Iíve always used slip on loops or nail knots for all of my fresh water fishing but I know hard pulling fish require more of everything. What knots should I use for my fly line/backing & fly line/leader?

    Thanks

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    If you want to keep it simple, you can use an Albright knot for both. Time tested connection which does not rely on friction. Practice it on an old line until you have it down-

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    Put a braided loop on each end of the fly line...why mess around with a knot? CB

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    I will never trust those braided loops. NEVER!
    And I'm not too keen on Albrights either. They will let loose if not tight and "locked"
    If I haven't tied a knot myself, I cut it off and retie it myself.
    I use a whipped loop with 3 separate whipped knots. The same whipped knot that you'd use on the head of a fly
    It takes seconds.
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.Ē --- Horace Kephart

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    Quote Originally Posted by cb3fish View Post
    Put a braided loop on each end of the fly line...why mess around with a knot? CB
    Thatís what I ended up doing with a little super glue for support. I used a double surgeons for the backing.

    Thanks guys

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    Default Re: Saltwater Connections

    what kind of backing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by osseous View Post
    If you want to keep it simple, you can use an Albright knot for both. Time tested connection which does not rely on friction. Practice it on an old line until you have it down-

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    When you think about it, doesn't every knot rely on friction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cb3fish View Post
    what kind of backing?
    Brand new 30lb Dacron that has been waiting to be used for a few years. I know it’s old school but it was there.

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    Install a blind splice in it---it's 100% and it's easy

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    Quote Originally Posted by cb3fish View Post
    Install a blind splice in it---it's 100% and it's easy
    Will do, thanks for the help!

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