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reellady

I'd rather be catching TUNA
Aug 26, 2011
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donna
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reel lady
when you say tying up gear, exactly what do you mean, hooks, connections or ? There are different knots for different applications.
 
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nefarious235

I've posted enough I should edit this section
Aug 1, 2008
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Proudly American
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Dan
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canoe & plastic flotsam
The Double Granny Porter
 
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Anglewood

Up to no good...
Feb 16, 2012
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Connor
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Intrepid, New Del Mar
Here are a few popular knots and their applications:

Tony Pena: Spectra to Mono or Flouro
Three Turn Surgeon's: Mono to Flouro
San Diego Jam: Mono or Flouro to Hook/Jig

There are others out there that are as good or better at each application, but these are what I use and have had success with. In fact, on Saturday all three were tested when I had to horse a 100lb sea lion to the boat on 40lb. I couldn't break him off and we ended up cutting the line when he got to the boat. Be sure to practice at home so that you will have them down in the middle of a hot bite on a rocking boat.

-Connor
 

backlashjack

Scallywag
May 14, 2007
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Jackson
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Sold the boat, now I just rent a stateroom on the EXCEL
Here are a few popular knots and their applications:

Tony Pena: Spectra to Mono or Flouro
Three Turn Surgeon's: Mono to Flouro
San Diego Jam: Mono or Flouro to Hook/Jig
you can actually make all of these connection with a uni (or two)

tie that shit in the dark, blindfolded and drunk
 

Anglewood

Up to no good...
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you can actually make all of these connection with a uni (or two)

tie that shit in the dark, blindfolded and drunk
Too true, like I said there are others, but those are what I use. The Uni is a very useful and under rated knot.

-Connor
 
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otownjoe

rail hugger
Mar 6, 2012
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Joe
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big one with a high rail
Tony pena or john Collins , pick one and get good at it
san Diego jam knot
spider hitch
You can catch anything you'll encounter on those three Knots on trips 8 days and down.if you are new I think getting good at the basics is important before you ever step on the boat.practice at home using the lines and terminal tackle you plan on using. Test your connections with a spring scale to gauge your consistency.having confidence in your knots when pulling on a fish is critical.
 
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beavisjohn

Newbie
May 20, 2009
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john prendergast
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royal polaris
Outside of San Diego the rest of the world knows this knot as the Modified Albright….. sorry John you didn't invent it…...lol
Actually, the john colllins knot is easier to tie than the modified allbright. They are similar but not the same. I have used both connections and the john collins is easier for me to tie.
 

Fishybuzz

fishybuzz
Apr 4, 2003
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David Tang
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Intrepid
Actually, the john colllins knot is easier to tie than the modified allbright. They are similar but not the same. I have used both connections and the john collins is easier for me to tie.

John what is the difference?????
 

beavisjohn

Newbie
May 20, 2009
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john prendergast
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royal polaris
John what is the difference?????
Hey dave. The difference is on the jc knot you go down with spectra through floro loop and wrap five times down and five times up and it doesn't matter which way you go back with you're spectra. I've tied both and jc knot is easier for me.He did a youtube video with Pete Gray that shows it better than I can explain.:-)
 
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Mar 29, 2012
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Newport Bitch
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Larry the car guy
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Freedom
I also use the double granny porter knot, it works best when you have to put the wood to something and winding down is the only way!
 

Steve K

Hey, I'm gettin' bit...
Jan 2, 2005
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Bishop
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Steve
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18' Bayrunner, but I like the American Angler and the Red Rooster III
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mike1010

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Feb 17, 2013
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SUMMIT
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Michael
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I wish I have a dollar (okay, a hundred of them) for every knot that's been described to me as the modified Albright. There are more than one of them.
 

reellady

I'd rather be catching TUNA
Aug 26, 2011
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donna
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reel lady
I just means that person modified it......................:confused:
 

luckylogger6

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May 19, 2010
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Joe
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Can someone test their braid to mono knots with a scale and report back. With 50lb power pro to 40lb mono my bob sands and RP/MA are both breaking around 34lbs. Is think normal? seams low to me but just wanted to check.