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Aug-09-2009, 05:36 PM #1
Spectra to Mono connection modified albright
We have been testing this knot for a while now and it has proven with flying colors. It breaks a little bit above the breaking strength of a albright/bimini. It is the same concept but without the bimini and a whole lot smaller. (Also I am going to leave these pictures huge so you can get a better view of the line and I am apologizing ahead of time for the picture quality I am still getting used to using this camera).
1st you make a loop with the mono and run the spectra up from underneath:
Then you wrap DOWN 7 wraps:
Then you wrap back up 7 wraps and go back through the exact same way you went in:
Wet the knot and you can push it down all the way to the mono with your fingers before you pull it tight to make it cinch down clean. Then use your dowels and wrap the line around them and cinch it down tight. The Spectra will turn opaque when this is done right and you will be in business!
Well this is what I am using or the bimini to albright. This knot is fast to tie and you can apply some glue to add some more confidence if you feel you need to do so. I do not use glue and it holds up fine. A couple of my friends have been using this as well with short topshots of flouro on there rigs lately on these 2 day tuna trips with absolutely no problems. When we tested this knot it broke 2lbs higher then the albright bimini. We also tried it with various amounts of wraps up and down and this is the best combo we came up with, 14 turns total 7 up and 7 down. Sea tested and shop tested, tie one up and see what you think.
Aug-09-2009, 05:59 PM #2
Aug-09-2009, 06:07 PM #3" You may all go to hell, And I will go to Texas"
Davy Crockett said, and worked out bout the same for me...
Aug-09-2009, 06:52 PM #4
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Aug-09-2009, 10:31 PM #7Fly Navy
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Great post. 'Been using that knot for years. It's never broken on me. I leave a quarter inch of the spectra tag end as a line or strike indicator. It "fluffs" up nice. I also cut the mono tag end at a 45 degree angle so it doesn't catch on the guides.
If you fill each of your reels with spectra and take along a selection of fluorocarbon spools, you can change line classes at will.
Aug-09-2009, 10:52 PM #8Skipper
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yeah....i change mine out in less than 1 minute......
Aug-13-2009, 09:02 PM #9
Aug-13-2009, 09:27 PM #10
I tie that knot too. I end both the mono and the spectra with overhand knots, with more turns for the spectra
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