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    Default Re: Pre-spooled Cassette spools isssue - how to splice

    Quote Originally Posted by Ard View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by osseous View Post
    Try it!- But I've seen that knot used for braid over flouro... and in that combo you have something working in your favor that you won't have here: flouro is very hard and slick. Knots resist digging into it. A LOT. For that reason you need to use jam style knots like that one. The same is not true with fly line. You might try lubing it up before you seat it- chapstick, or even some dry fly floatant- but with the doubled fly line, I think you will find it's not gonna give you what you're after, even if you are able to get it to fully seat with backing and flyline.

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    The Alberto knot I was thinking of using to splice backing to backing only....because it easier than a blood not lol
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    When I've attached backing to backing I have either done a blood knot or a loop to loop connection with double surgeon's loops. Both connections are small and shoot through the guides with no isues. If you really want a small connection, though, blind splice two loops and do a loop to loop, it's almost invisible.
    I wouldn't worry too much about a knot a hundred yards into your backing, though, the likelihood of ever seeing it in freshwater are pretty slim.

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    Tried the Alberto knot but ended up going back to the blood knot. May never buy pre-spooled reels or cassettes again however. In this case I purchased a Cassette style reel with 3 cassette spools.
    The add stated that it would be spooled with Airflo floating, intermediate, and a sinking line. I cannot not tell which line of Airflo it is lol. The floating and, I believe it is a sink tip, did not have welded loops. The marked intermediate does have a welded loop at the leader end....I stripped line back and added some backing and a nail knot to attach backing to line as the knot used was unfamiliar
    and weak looking.

    Very Happy with the reel...just will never buy blindly on pre spooled lines again...I like to know the exact line that is on my reel...no guessing. JMHO
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    Default Re: Pre-spooled Cassette spools isssue - how to splice

    Looks like I'm too late, But I would have done a loop to loop with two Bimini twist. Or if using 20 or 30 lb dacron it is cheap enough to remove the old backing and refill with new.

  8. Default Re: Pre-spooled Cassette spools isssue - how to splice

    I am a pedant. I think what you actually meant was how to JOIN backing.

    If you really meant SPLICE then provided it is hollow backing you have two optiions - either loop to looping with blind spliced loops or joining directly with a blind splice. I suspect that to join directly with a bllind splice it's better if both are the same material. Plenty of stuff on internet to show how to do this e.g. Tying the Blind Spliced Loop | MidCurrent If it's not hollow then you can't splice it.


    But there are lots of KNOTS you could use rather than splicing.

    My own choice would be bimini's loop to looped. Another bit of pedantry - some people wouldn't class bimini's as knots!!!

    In your position I guess I would be joining up the backing from 3 spools onto one spool and then installing new backing on the other two spools.

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    If not a knot, what would a bimini twist be, then? Pedantically speaking...

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  10. Default Re: Pre-spooled Cassette spools isssue - how to splice

    Quote Originally Posted by osseous View Post
    If not a knot, what would a bimini twist be, then? Pedantically speaking...

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    A wrap. It depends on your definition of knot & I'm not going there. I do recall reading somewhere that a bimini was 100% strength because it was a wrap rather than a knot.

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