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Old 04-05-2012, 11:37 PM
Realtyman Realtyman is offline
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Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Caney Fork
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I have been using RIO leaders and Frog's Hair fluoro tippet joined together with a surgeons knot (or double surgeon) for years with very few problems. It is a quick tie for me and it's the knot I use the best.

The key is to wet all the lines and pull evenly on all 4 strands to get a proper knot. The knot strength is somewhere around 95% line strength IF tied correctly.

Another tip is to always test the knot by pulling on it before letting a fish strip half your rig off

It's always great to learn new knots and experiment to find what works for you. I know many "guides" will only use a blood knot in this situation.

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