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Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by chinooknut, May 11, 2015.

  1. chinooknut

    chinooknut Newbie

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    What are the main knots for tying up gear I should know?
     
  2. reellady

    reellady I'd rather be catching TUNA

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    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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  3. nefarious235

    nefarious235 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    The Double Granny Porter
     
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  4. Anglewood

    Anglewood Up to no good...

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    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
     
  5. BigfishDM

    BigfishDM Member

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    John Collins knot is great for connecting braid to flouro and its fairly easy to lear.
     
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  6. Fishybuzz

    Fishybuzz fishybuzz

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    Outside of San Diego the rest of the world knows this knot as the Modified Albright….. sorry John you didn't invent it…...lol
     
  7. backlashjack

    backlashjack Scallywag

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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
     
  8. Anglewood

    Anglewood Up to no good...

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    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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  9. otownjoe

    otownjoe rail hugger

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    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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  10. beavisjohn

    beavisjohn Newbie

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    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.
     
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  11. Fishybuzz

    Fishybuzz fishybuzz

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    John what is the difference?????
     
  12. beavisjohn

    beavisjohn Newbie

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    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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  13. wils

    wils lazy-ass well known "member"

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    its that time of year again again?
     
  14. oldboatwhore

    oldboatwhore 5150

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    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!
     
  15. Steve K

    Steve K Hey, I'm gettin' bit...

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    I sure hope so.
     
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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.
     
  17. reellady

    reellady I'd rather be catching TUNA

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    I just means that person modified it......................:confused:
     
  18. yessokk

    yessokk Well-Known "Member"

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    Here is something worth your time. Believe me when I say "OLD GUYS RULE" !!!

     
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  19. screamingreel

    screamingreel Long Range Fanatic

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    Lately my preferences have been:

    Spectra to Monofilament - Bob Sands/Improved Bristol
    Monofilament to Monofilament - Seaguar/Double Uni
    Monofilament to hook/jig - Spangler/San Diego

    - Jeff Burroughs
     
  20. luckylogger6

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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.
     

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