Knot for conventional spool that has a peg or post?

jplee3

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Hey guys

Curious what your preferred knot(s) is for conventional spools that have those little anchor pegs/posts on them?
 
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Omarkayak

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Yah, step one: yard out the peg using pliers or vise grips. Dispose of in recycle.

Step two: tie San Diego after wrapping line around spool shaft couple times so it don’t slip.

Good fishin’!
BDC OK
 
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jackpotjoe

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Hey guys

Curious what your preferred knot(s) is for conventional spools that have those little anchor pegs/posts on them?
Also I use a piece of cloth bandaid to tape to the spool base helps grip for line. I double wrap then san Diego knot till tight on cloth tape. Works with strait braid. Joe out.
 
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hucklongfin

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I wrap some flex tape/finger tape around the spool then wrap the line around the spool a couple of times then tie with a uni knot. If there is a little nub there I just ignore it.
 
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Here is a link showing the proper way to attach line to the spool arbor:


Dated technique,

it's one thing to call your method "correct" it's another to have anyone care once an easier simpler way of doing it comes along.

It's like the post on a reels arbor,

maybe I'm mistaken but I was told the "correct" method there was to just drop a loop over it,
take up 8-10 winds and tie a dropper loop into your line then finish filling up the spool.

This way when you are about to get spooled you can hook a second rod/jig to the loop,
let out the last of the line and play the fish on the second rod instead of sending your rod into the drink for the same reason.

when/if the line comes back thread it through the eyes, onto your empty reel and away you go.

Very old school.
 
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Cubeye

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Dated technique,

it's one thing to call your method "correct" it's another to have anyone care once an easier simpler way of doing it comes along.

It's like the post on a reels arbor,

maybe I'm mistaken but I was told the "correct" method there was to just drop a loop over it,
take up 8-10 winds and tie a dropper loop into your line then finish filling up the spool.

This way when you are about to get spooled you can hook a second rod/jig to the loop,
let out the last of the line and play the fish on the second rod instead of sending your rod into the drink for the same reason.

when/if the line comes back thread it through the eyes, onto your empty reel and away you go.

Very old school.
Interesting concept.
No knot on the arbor. Simply wind the main line onto the arbor for about 20-30 feet.

Now tie a Dropper Loop onto main line and continue winding line onto the reel.

When you are getting spooled, use the Dropper Loop to connect a Back-Up rod and continue to fight the fish.

When and if the Dropper Loop comes back, use the original rod and reel and wind the line back onto it.

That about sum things up?

One question.
What happens if the fish is still traveling at full speed when you reach the Dropper Loop? Will you have time to connect another line to it?
 
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maybe I'm mistaken but I was told the "correct" method there was to just drop a loop over it, take up 8-10 winds and tie a dropper loop into your line then finish filling up the spool.

Definitely not correct. Watch the video.
 
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stonefly

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Interesting concept.
No knot on the arbor. Simply wind the main line onto the arbor for about 20-30 feet.

Now tie a Dropper Loop onto main line and continue winding line onto the reel.

When you are getting spooled, use the Dropper Loop to connect a Back-Up rod and continue to fight the fish.

When and if the Dropper Loop comes back, use the original rod and reel and wind the line back onto it.

That about sum things up?

One question.
What happens if the fish is still traveling at full speed when you reach the Dropper Loop? Will you have time to connect another line to it?


Understand this isn't something I've ever done but as grandpa described it you don't.

you hook the loop with a jig or hook from another rod that the fish is then fought on.

If it comes back there will be a long tag with a loop on it to thread through the eyes and loop to the post on the empty reel arbor and the fish is back on rod #1.

This is to avoid just hooking the rod to a second line and sending it.
 
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stonefly

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maybe I'm mistaken but I was told the "correct" method there was to just drop a loop over it, take up 8-10 winds and tie a dropper loop into your line then finish filling up the spool.

Definitely not correct. Watch the video.


The reel in the video doesn't have a post.

Maybe you should research the "correct" use of paragraphs to break up different subjects.
 
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Cubeye

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Understand this isn't something I've ever done but as grandpa described it you don't.

you hook the loop with a jig or hook from another rod that the fish is then fought on.

If it comes back there will be a long tag with a loop on it to thread through the eyes and loop to the post on the empty reel arbor and the fish is back on rod #1.

This is to avoid just hooking the rod to a second line and sending it.
Did Grandpa fish San Diego Long Range, or did he fish elsewhere. I've never heard of this method in Southern California.
 
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hucklongfin

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If a fish takes you to the knot you're screwed regardless of what knot you tied!
 
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stonefly

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Did Grandpa fish San Diego Long Range, or did he fish elsewhere. I've never heard of this method in Southern California.

Going through his stuff after he died many years ago I found a pack of sheep intestine condoms.
I don't think it's so much a matter where as it is how long ago but I don't know.


Just something that was explained to me from a very long time ago that might answer the OP's question.
 
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I just line the spool with electric tape for the braid to grip and bite into, and tie an sd jam around the spool. I dont go around multiple times like other people mention. I've spooled countless reels in a tackle shop and never had one slip or anything.

As long as the line doesnt slip on the spool you are good. I skip using the post. Like others said, it doesnt matter what knot you tie, if you get down to the knot that fish is gone.
 
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stonefly

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I just line the spool with electric tape for the braid to grip and bite into, and tie an sd jam around the spool. I dont go around multiple times like other people mention. I've spooled countless reels in a tackle shop and never had one slip or anything.

As long as the line doesnt slip on the spool you are good. I skip using the post. Like others said, it doesnt matter what knot you tie, if you get down to the knot that fish is gone.


Exactly,

there may be a method to tie slick braid onto a smooth reel arbor so that it doesn't slip but it doesn't take much of a grasp of physics to realize making the arbor no longer smooth makes a lot more sense.
 
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