Splicing 100# Solid Braid to 130# Hollow Braid

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by InDeepShip, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. InDeepShip

    InDeepShip Ah ship

    Location:
    Ventura/Vallejo
    Name:
    Adam
    Boat:
    In my Dream's
    • Messages:
      (663)
    • Likes Received:
      (280)
    Do you guys have any guides for splicing these two lines together. I bought a Latch needle and am going to try and get these two to stick properly. I want to have the 100# as backing and then 130 on top so i can button down the drag at the end of the fight.
     
  2. Fishybuzz

    Fishybuzz fishybuzz

    Location:
    Tucson
    Name:
    David Tang
    Boat:
    Intrepid
    • Messages:
      (8,156)
    • Likes Received:
      (7,131)
    Pull 3' to 5' of your doubled 100# solid into your 130 hollow then tie a 5 turn nail knot with 100# solid spectra and tighten till the spectra turns translucent tie the knot where the doubled solid comes out of the hollow.....
     
    T.O.T.W. and Juanba like this.
  3. InDeepShip

    InDeepShip Ah ship

    Location:
    Ventura/Vallejo
    Name:
    Adam
    Boat:
    In my Dream's
    • Messages:
      (663)
    • Likes Received:
      (280)
    Sorry your talking about tiring the nail knot where I enter the solid into the hollow or where I pull the solid back out of the braid. I'm kind of lost on the doubled solid so I leave it just inside the braid. Ive never dealt with hollow before so I'm a total newbie.
     
  4. Fishybuzz

    Fishybuzz fishybuzz

    Location:
    Tucson
    Name:
    David Tang
    Boat:
    Intrepid
    • Messages:
      (8,156)
    • Likes Received:
      (7,131)
    Tie the nail knot where the doubled solid enters the hollow spectra....
     
  5. dh515

    dh515 I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    So Cal
    Name:
    David
    Boat:
    Sportboats
    • Messages:
      (1,277)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,285)
    Put Tac glue or similar on nail knot.
     
    Fishybuzz likes this.
  6. Bill W

    Bill W tunaholic

    Location:
    Chino Hills, Ca.
    Name:
    Bill Walsh
    Boat:
    Red Rooster
    • Messages:
      (4,547)
    • Likes Received:
      (5,015)
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2019
    InDeepShip and RichG like this.
  7. DC61

    DC61 Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
    Dana Point
    Name:
    Paul L.
    Boat:
    33’ Blackfin
    • Messages:
      (846)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,074)
    I simply pull the solid into the hollow about 3' and tie an overhand knot at the junction of the connection. I like the idea of doubling the spectra just because....

    While an overhand knot seems like it would weaken the line (it does), you have two lines within the know which doubles the breaking strength.

    I use it all the time without issues.
     
    Juanba likes this.
  8. InDeepShip

    InDeepShip Ah ship

    Location:
    Ventura/Vallejo
    Name:
    Adam
    Boat:
    In my Dream's
    • Messages:
      (663)
    • Likes Received:
      (280)
    Yea that video really helps. It still makes my head spin that this hollow grabs so tightly
     
  9. lasparky11

    lasparky11 Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
    Ontario, CA USA
    Name:
    Gene
    Boat:
    X-wife she's so fat she floats
    • Messages:
      (1,369)
    • Likes Received:
      (187)
    Yeah what Fishy said, the only difference when I did it was I put a serve in place of the nail knot. Why because I could, and for no other reason.
     
  10. Bill W

    Bill W tunaholic

    Location:
    Chino Hills, Ca.
    Name:
    Bill Walsh
    Boat:
    Red Rooster
    • Messages:
      (4,547)
    • Likes Received:
      (5,015)
    I tested it at 100%.
     
  11. InDeepShip

    InDeepShip Ah ship

    Location:
    Ventura/Vallejo
    Name:
    Adam
    Boat:
    In my Dream's
    • Messages:
      (663)
    • Likes Received:
      (280)
    Yea i know it does but still messes with me.


    If anyone wants to get rid of some leftover hollow ill pay for shipping
     
  12. bigreddog

    bigreddog Just The Facts

    Location:
    Wallace Idaho Summer, Az Winter
    Name:
    Cliff J
    Boat:
    Long Range
    • Messages:
      (369)
    • Likes Received:
      (206)

    With heavier lines like the OP is talking about Paul's suggestion is plenty strong enough, unless we are talking about giant BFT back east. I would guess that combination of lines will break around 70 pounds. Have it tested or send it to me and I will do it. The nice thing about the overhand knot connection is that it does not degrade or slip. The other suggestions are great, just maybe overkill in this situation and if not done well can slowly slip and fail. Just carefully tie it up so that the hollow spectra does not bunch up within the overhand knot.
     
  13. JohnTFT

    JohnTFT Insomniac

    Location:
    The "718"
    Name:
    John
    Boat:
    A big Steel One
    • Messages:
      (855)
    • Likes Received:
      (2,156)
    Great video and a great system to splice hollow to solid.

    I still dont see the advantages but for those who believe there are check this one out.

     
    sierraazuel, Bill W and dh515 like this.

Share This Page