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Old 24-08-2014, 04:25 AM
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Heavy popping knot shock leader

I've been having trouble with the fg knot with heavy leaders
I have only been running 4m of fluro 40-80lbs leader and doing the fg knot but I notice the small bump of fluro tag half hitch knocks on the guilds and causes tangles. Only using this on large eyelet rods is the there a better knot for big casts

This is a good knot for average casts but when I'm trying to peg it as far as I can
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Old 24-08-2014, 04:28 AM
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when I was popping for GT's and using leaders to 100lb I never had an issue with it mate, never felt it knocking on the guides and certainly didn't have any tangles. This includes any spin work I was doing up there for smaller pelagics using 20-40lb leaders. Sounds like you might not be cutting the tag end small enough if its getting caught/bumping the guides
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Old 24-08-2014, 04:38 AM
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I have half hitch the fluro twice and tried once and as well and cut it short as possible and 4 half hitchs with the main line
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Old 24-08-2014, 04:41 AM
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I have half hitch the fluro twice and tried once and as well and cut it short as possible and 4 half hitchs with the main line
you don't mean you half hitched the fluoro tag end do you? There should no no knots or hitches in the fluoro at all, only in the braid.

If you are doing that then I can't understand why you would experience any issues mate! One of those things Id have to see for myself
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Old 24-08-2014, 05:13 AM
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Yes I do mean the fluro end. I'll try it with out that hitch let know
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Old 24-08-2014, 05:29 AM
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Another tip trim fluro end piece and then keep doing half hitches to cover your fluro end piece.... u will not have anu trouble catchin then mate
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Old 24-08-2014, 05:37 AM
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I just did a couple of goes then and tested the knot looks good
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Hey mate , just read through the replies and everyone has pointed you in the right direction. Just a few punters that I find helpful

Burning the end of the leader isn't needed ,it's just a personal thing and on light lines it's not needed . I still don't do it on PE10 and 200lb leaders

Some will say they half hitch down the main line , and again it's a personal choice , and on light lines you do run the chance of line burn so be careful.

Remember that FG is a friction knot and it will always tie better in mono than fluro , but as majority do you can tie it up in both .

Ha ha and never half hitches in your leader

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Old 02-01-2016, 08:46 PM
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knots

I use the pr knot ive found its almost as quick to tie and is unbreakable.I have used the fancy bobins to tie the knot but found the old fly tieing bobbin with 3 wraps around the arm supply the exact tension you need with a plastic sewing spool and costs around $10 complete.
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