Great idea, using the Nail Knot / Nub system pioneered by Gary Teraoka. The only failure I’ve experienced was using the nail knots with a nub. I asked for it, and Gary built the connection for me. It was 100 lb Seaguar Premier, diameter .91 mm, inserted into, you guessed it, 130 lb hollow. After the failure, I showed it to him and he asked, “Who tied that?” I told him it was him, and he said we don’t recommend 130# for that diameter leader. Valuable info, after the fact. A learning curve deal, no big deal as I had more than one disaster that morning. We all had a good laugh about that.Curious if whatever way you serve, half hitches exc… If you put a nail knot on the leader. (the nub) Should contain the slip. But you need small diameter spectra.
The chinese finger cuff main grab point, broke? Maybe some hollow wrinkles unwrinkled and gave room for a (jolt)
Could just use 2 sato crimps for $2. Two inches apart from eachother. Crimp each crimp twice at 180 degrees from each side. For a 360 grab. Per crimp. 720 total
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One issue here may be the Cortland braid. I think it's excellent, but it is looser than other brands. It seems unlikely that the diameter of the weave would make that much difference, but it is one thing to look at. I have always used TUFLine, and very much like my results.4 feet of 130# HD into hollow Cartland 16 130#. Sure sounds like it should have held, at least for a while. 16 carrier hollow actually does not grab as well as 12 carrier but is easier to work with. I did the nub for a while and never had a failure. Now do the FG for simple. As long as it still works for me, that is my go to. Wonder how all the 1/2 hitches came loose? That part has got me to wonder?
I forgot to mention. After I smooth out the wrinkles and get tight
I glue between the 2 sato crimps and crimps. Squashing the glue in rapidly with my thumb and index finger. Hard and fast enough. Just before my thumb and index become attached to the glue then blow on it
Response to HARDDRIVE - 2nd topic :
Here’s a close up of my connection with 130 Hollow and 130 Seaguar Blue. 3 green 20# nubs, 3, 8 turn nail knots with 30#, glued. Ended the fight with 45 lbs drag and reeled in a 220 chunk fish. I wanted to check for slippage. Zero movement.
From your mention about the break 2 foot down, seems like somewhere in the fight the hollow bunched up and pulled uneven pressure within the 2 ft spot and pop! Maybe at a time where the fish turned and a lot of slack happened or maybe as Rodless Jim
mentioned about the fish rubbing the anchor line down deep.
But even if the fluoro gave up 2ft in the hollow the, 2’ still inside should have held on. Even with a 12” or so left it should have held. Seems like your 3” bobbin serve also slipped off the end. Otherwise there would have been remains still on the spectra. Sato Crimps, nail knots should have kept a grip. Personally, I don’t prefer to use 1 bobbin serve that splits gripping on to life 1/2 spectra and fluoro. I’ve seen where the 30 turn stretched and the serve unraveled. There is stretch in the fluoro at the point of hollow entry which reduces the diameter leading to a slip. That’s just me but lots of guys prefer the bobbin serve.
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Cats paw. One leg was longer then the other 3 legs. Then the 1 longer leg took on most of the load? Failure
Pre make. Forget the loop if hollow to hollow. Leave a long tag end of hollow from the top shot. Then just inline splice the hollow tag end of the top shot into the main hollow off the reel. Pre made inline connection.
Who wants 2 big loops with 4 legs? Ugh. With the loop off the reel. Reused again and again off the reel