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How to create leaders

Postby stanbery » February 12th, 2018, 7:50 pm

Found this link and figured some of you would like this
https://leaders.barbless.co/

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Re: How to create leaders

Postby fly addict » February 12th, 2018, 8:40 pm

Jon,
Thanks for the link, But there is no way you can tie 6x tippet to 40 lb with a blood knot and expect it to hold. A Slim beauty knot would be a much better choice...
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Re: How to create leaders

Postby BrownBear » February 13th, 2018, 3:31 am

fly addict wrote:Jon,
Thanks for the link, But there is no way you can tie 6x tippet to 40 lb with a blood knot and expect it to hold.


Agreed.

Slim Beauty is a good suggestion, but about as strong and even faster is to double the lighter leader, then use that to tie a double surgeon with the heavier. We're joining 12# and 16# to 80# "bite" tippets for toothy fish, a similar jump in leader size. Haven't tried it with 6x to 40#, but for bite tippets we also us back-to-back Uni Knots when there's such a large disparity.
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