Spectra hollow to hollow connections

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  1. clubhunter

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    I would like to get some advice from some of the experts regarding how you connect two different line sizes of hollow spectra to another hollow spectra. I was thinking if I had 100 lb hollow filled on my reel and I wanted to top it with 50-75 yds of 130 hollow how would you do the connection?
     
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    dh515 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    inline splice is the way to go.

    I normally mark both ends just to keep an eye on it but never had one pull out..
     
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    It will never pull out, I go in 6-8 inches each way, never ever had a failure.
     
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    Inline splice about 1' each side works great and by using a little longer splice you can feel the mark go through your hands verses looking for a sharpie mark. Plus it's some added insurance
     
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    What he said...
     
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    Rodless_Jim I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Previous posters are correct. There is no issue going from 100lb hollow to 130lb hollow...or from 130lb to 200lb.

    If you wanted (for some crazy reason) to jump from 60lb to 200lb, you would need to go up in steps. Pretty damned hard to get 200lb into 60lb...or even 100lb. But if you're going up (or down) just a single line class, no issue at all.
     
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    I need more thing, I don't step splice very often anymore. I put 130# fluorocarbon directly into 80# hollow, never been an issue. only time I step it up is if I can't get the fluorocarbon inside.
     
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    I bieber John Nappo

    Seriously though I've known John since I was little kid growing up on Long Island. Learned how to use Hollow Core from him when it first came out. Great guy video is spot on.
     
  11. Steve K

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    Likewise. After getting educated by both David and Basil, 80 lb Hollow for Seaguar Premier 100 and 130. Also have some 100 lb hollow with 16 threads like the 80 lb that I use for the rest. Getting an efficient grip on the leader material is foremost in importance for me.
    None of us is going to break 80 lb hollow spectra, 16 thread variety.
     
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    So you guys use 80 hollow on all your leaders 80 and up even though the main line is 130 hollow .
     
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    I think you have that backwards. They are using 80 hollow mainline, and inserting 100+ leaders into the 80. If the leader is to thick to be inserted into the 80, they splice on a short section of larger hollow to the 80 so that their leader can be inserted into it.
     
  14. Steve K

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    So yes, and yes. If I fish a 130 lb topshot of Seaguar Premier, which is connected to some 80 lb hollow with nail knots or Sato crimps, I don't use a loop to loop connection but instead I use an inline splice to connect the tag end to the "main line" coming from my reel. Doesn't matter if it's a 30W filled with 100 lb hollow or a 50 size reel filled with 130 lb hollow.
     

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