I personally do not like splicing braided line into itself unless you are using hollow. It's not worth the cost savings to add a weak spot in the line. The one issue with braided line is knot strength. Adding more knots creates a potential weak spot.
I used a double uni to join 2 pieces of Maxquatro. easy peezy.
Sportfishing magazine does their knot tests every few years, and this was their conclusion as well. There really are no good knots for tying braid to braid.
People really love this knot. Never understood why, it is not particularly strong, and is harder to tie, and more bulky than stronger knots like the improved Albright (Bob Sands). Tying braid to braid with a uni knot you would lose about 1/2 the breaking strength......
I was under the impression that hollow to solid splices were 100% and if you were so inclined you could use a piece of hollow to bridge two lengths of solid together.
My understanding is the solid needs to be doubled up (I assume to create a diameter that would bite) and then pinched in place like a knotless connection with nail knots and possibly glue as well.There's some discussion about this right now in the long range forum. Multiple accounts of these spices slipping. It's OK if the solid is significantly higher test than the hollow, but going the same or lighter solid into hollow and the solid just isn't fat enough for the hollow "finger trap" to bite on.
My understanding is the solid needs to be doubled up (I assume to create a diameter that would bite) and then pinched in place like a knotless connection with nail knots and possibly glue as well.
Is it possible to splice the 50lb test into hollow spectra? If so how would it be done? Am I better of simply tying it ? What line to line knots work best?
Maxcuarto is solid. I would like to add more of it to a reel. Splicing in a piece of hollow line to connect two solid lengths of line is a option in my mind. However, if it can not be done with a high probability of holding together I may simply be better of tying a knot to connect solid to solid. Does that make sense?
The uni-uni is a bad connection. I’d probably do 2 biminis and do loop to loop.I am thinking of tying a uni to uni. I don't know how to splice or have the gear. The splice would be an expensive connection which I can't be assured will hold. Thanks for the insights everyone.