These freakin knots!!!

jec6446

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Jun 28, 2007
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Ok so heres the deal. I have spent the past two weeks figuring out how to connect spectra to a mono topshot. Ive researched it on BD and the internet. Ive got the bimini twist knot down pretty well. My problem is I can't get the albright knot or the Yucatan knot tied correctly. When I try the albright, I cant get 40# test mono to wrap around the spectra. EVERY single time I try it the freakin spectra loop starts twisting and that wraps around the mono instead of vice versa thus the knot bunches up together. When I try to tie the Yucatan knot, the spectra and the mono never bind together, the mono just slips through. I dont know what the hell Im doing wrong and nobody out here in Kansas knows what the hell Im talking about. Side note: I would think that if you worked at Cableas or Bass Pro shops and your name tag said fishing specialist, you would have at least a clue about what the f... you are doing. Ex. "Spectra, What's that?" direct quote from the "head of the fishing department as Bass Pro!!!

Any suggestions or thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks
Jeff
 

Fishrdan

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Yup, worm knot (AKA reverse albright knot) for use with a bimini in the spectra

I use an albright knot for 40# mono to 65# spectra, spectra wrapped around the mono 20-25 times. check out PowerPro's website for the knots...

PowerPro - Catch The Power!
 

Marcus

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Instead of passing the mono through the loop in the spectra make a loop in the mono and pass the spectra through it and tie the knot with the spectra going around the mono. It is a million times easier to tie that way.
 

@-EZ

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It's very easy... Remember this... Wrap the smallest in diameter to the larger in diameter..... For example: If you are connecting 80 lb. spectra to 60 lb. mono, the mono has a larger diameter/circumference.

Basically lay out the larger and wrap the smaller around it.


Hope this helps...
 

jesse

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Yup, worm knot (AKA reverse albright knot) for use with a bimini in the spectra

I use an albright knot for 40# mono to 65# spectra, spectra wrapped around the mono 20-25 times. check out PowerPro's website for the knots...

PowerPro - Catch The Power!
tis the one I use.. well that and the standard ol' bimini and albright:D
 

spike

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let the crew do all your connections, just tie somthing to a hook, thats it. Uni, or SD knots work well.
 

yft1979

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Sep 7, 2004
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Bimini the spectra, albright the spectra around the mono. I usually use 20-30 wraps. I also pass the spectra thru the loop in the mono twice. Starting the knot, and then finishing. Lock off the spectra and u are done. The trick is to keep tension on the spectra so the knot doesnt go all over the place. If this makes any sense?:food-smiley-014:
 

Fishrdan

3# carp VS 40# striper
Nov 10, 2005
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let the crew do all your connections
I am my own crew... and go by Dude, Bud or Asrehole.

Hey Dude, launch the boat.... so I launch the boat

Hey Bud, tie some mono to the spectra... so I whip out an impressive Albright knot

Who's the Arsehole who forgot to put the plug int the boat!... guess that would have to be "I" since I'm the only one in the boat :idiot: