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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:35 pm 
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i just lost a lure and upon inspection it appears that the knot came undone. as i have been getting bigger specimens of late now would be a good time to learn a good no nonsense kind of knot to secure a lure to the leader.
also i would appreciate if u could tell me the length of leader u guys use ?


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:02 pm 
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Hi Ace, use a grinner/uni knot to attach leader to clip. trace can be two to three feet or longer if you are fishing over rocks (flouro/mono) attach line to trace using a double uni knot...google them in images and you will get a plan...never let me down yet!!!

all the best, Scott


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:09 am 
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Use a Rapala Knot to attach the lure to your leader it will never come out as it gets tighter more you pull, and very easy to change when you want to change the lure.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:09 am 
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Ace-doc,

There are too many knots to mention!

However, from personal experience, I have not had the standard Improved
clinch knot fail on me.

This serves my criteria of having one knot that I can tie well, even if my hands are cold or the light condition is poor or it is windy. I can almost tie it blindfolded.


This knot is used for fishing moderate size fish - anything larger
(GTs etc. on poppers or trolling ) seems to be the domain of the loop knot.

Leader length, usually about 3-4 feet. In case of heavier fishing, the leader may well have to be double or treble that length, as the doubled mainline/leader connection may be too big to pass through the rod tip guide and you will need the extra length when trying to land the fish at the boatside.

You may also need a longer leader when finesse fishing ,for say trout,
as these can be spooked by coloured line and a flurocarbon leader will
reduce the risk. Because a thinner line/leader is used in this instance, the
joining knot will travel through the rod tip guide easily.


Tight lines (literally)!!

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 12:45 pm 
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The rapala knot is secure and strong, plus it does allow lure movement as it should be.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 1:20 pm 
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rapala knot it is!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:16 pm 
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I'm not convinced by the claims made for the Rapala knot.
There's no additional freedom of movement because even the slight tension caused by pulling the lure through the water will put the lure at the furthest point on the loop from the knot and that's where it will stay - even before properly stretching the line into a kink with the first fish you hook.
If anything, the drag caused by a dirty great loop of line is more likely to inpair the lures abillity to pitch and yaw - although in reality, this is rarely a problem.

As with Scott, I tend to use a clip and tie that to my leader with either a Uni or an improved clinch. I do have a couple of lures that don't like the weight/drag of a clip and they get tied direct but they're a couple out of a couple of hundred.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:25 pm 
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Yes clips are also a good options, but the local clips which we get here are not of great quality.

Many have failed once snagged.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:41 pm 
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If you are fishing at places like jetty where everywhere you find rocks. you tend to loose a lot of lures and clips. Have used all sort of clips possible, I find the coastal Loack and pig tail the most strongest of them all. The clips that I use are the SPRO coastal locks which do not come cheap (Around 300 for 3), therefore I avoid it as much possible when fishing from jetty.

Rapala have not let me down yet amazing knot and works like clip where I can change the lure whenever I want.


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