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Thread: Breaking strain vs knot strenght vs fish that got away

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    Quote Originally Posted by smallstreams.co.za View Post
    Used a new brand this weekend - got popped twice by fish I should have landed. 6 spools of this stuff going in the bin, and back to Rio Powerflex thanks.
    Maybe try a different knot.
    I know of a couple of instances where this solved the problem.

    What knot where you using?
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    Quote Originally Posted by redhumpy View Post
    I use 6-10lb line. I guess I am not limiting myself as I use fluorocarbon instead of mono
    If you tie k@k knots then use fluoro instead of thinner mono
    How would fluro assist with bad knots? I though that flurocarbon was a lot more vulnerable to bad knots.
    What are you fishing for with 6 - 10 pound line?...Tarpon?
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    Personally I use Maxima line for yellowfish and the uniknot I use 99% of the time
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    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    Maybe try a different knot.
    I know of a couple of instances where this solved the problem.

    What knot where you using?
    Not the knot - same knot I've been using for years. 1st time using that tippet though ... last time as well. Stuff called Linx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andre View Post
    How would fluro assist with bad knots? I though that flurocarbon was a lot more vulnerable to bad knots.
    What are you fishing for with 6 - 10 pound line?...Tarpon?
    Fluoro would not assist at all with regards to bad knots.
    Go read again what I said.

    Yes, Tarpon.

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    I had also problems with linx. Now I do not use it anymore.
    Does not like shocking at all
    Take the line wrap around your hands and rip it it snaps. A tipical yellowfish strike will break it. I think it is a very brittle line, probably to much carbon compound?

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    I took advice from The largie whisperer in one of the threads and bought Maxima plus, its thinner than Rio and personally I think it's one of the best mono lines out there

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    So all things being equal and you tie a perfect Knot of 6x onto 5x what is the breaking strain at the knot..?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholas View Post
    So all things being equal and you tie a perfect Knot of 6x onto 5x what is the breaking strain at the knot..?
    Depending on what knot you use, with a Blood knot 95% of the 6x breaking strain. That is if you tie the knot correct, without any stuttering in the closing of the knot
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholas View Post
    So all things being equal and you tie a perfect Knot of 6x onto 5x what is the breaking strain at the knot..?
    It's difficult to determine the strength of a knot in pounds of strain. A 6x tippet, has a breaking strain of around 3 pounds, but this is also dependent on many things, as I have taken much heavier fish on than 3 pounds on 6x. It comes down to your own fishing style, your rod's ability to protect the tippet, and the quality of the tippet. I have also lost small fish to breakoffs, on much heavier tippets, so it is very difficult to say, but I recon that a good knot should work every bit as well as the tippett itself.
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