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 Posted: Mon Mar 18th, 2013 10:42 am
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As The Knot section now Seems completely closed for business , i have resorted to posting This under here .

 

Sailfish Showed Me This Knot a While ago , but Through him Being Hasty , the Knot Failed Once Or twice .
He swore to it's Effectiveness , and I'm sure that when tied under normal circumstances , the knot will hold firm , and Stand it's ground .
 

 i have subsequently got More time On my Hands as of Late , so this morning at 4 am i gave it another Whirl .

I used .50 mm Mainline , and a -wait for it-  1.2 mm , Leader .

Spyker Knots and my Bristol as Well as Uni to uni all seem to work wonders On any Leader  1mm and under . With the advent of Wind-ons , The art Of finding a Knot That can be used to tie a thick Leader , Without stepping , Seems to have been Lost . I will Try This Knot , and Report back The Results.

 

What May interest you though ,is it's Method of being formed , and it's sheer , simplicity . ........................!

Anyone well versed in tying Thick leader to thin mainline will tell you what a Major headache This can Be (forget wind-ons Now for a Second,  lighties ... !)

1:    Take The 1.2mm Leader-  and a Lighter - And  Heat up the point . Hold The lighter and your bait Knife In One Hand -and heat up The Tip . It's not a fuse , so don't try set It alight or you'll ruin the Line .

2 :   As soon as you've heated it up - GENTLY puch it against the Steel on the blade of your Knife .GENTLY . If you push too hard , you'll have the most amazing Mushroom on the end of your Leader line - but It will Not be Strong . we want it Strong . so with a gentle Push on the blade, It'll cool down and Cause something That Looks like a Pin Head .

3:Now . take your .50 line , And make an 8 turn UNI knot .One can also use a variation of the Bob sands Braid-end connection for this Knot , but Lets keep it simple for now , and usi a UNI . 8 Turns up towards the Leader side , away from the pointy end .

4:  With that done , hold The Tag end of the .50 , WET THE KNOT , and gently pull The Knot so that it forms . The Knot should Look Like a Nicely tight pack of winds around the Leader , and should also slide with difficulty on the 1.2 .

5:   Pull it up now towrds the burnt end  ,  Stand back , And call yourself simply Amazing at getting it right .

This knot creates The smoothest , Smallest  Transition I have ever Seen , from Leader line , to Mainline , and , Though It's Method Of Tying May be completely Unorthodox , I assure you that when done Properly , this Knot is as strong as Any other . While not presenting as Much Mental , um , Security , as Maybe Tying a Knot in the Leader Line - I have thrown Out too Many Blue Zirconia rod Eyes , after the Knot comes through During the Cast making an allmight "thwack" , as it exits the rod , stealing an Eye in the process .  December 8 2012 New rod eyes tweede baai , don't go There . 

The completed Knot Looks stright Outta benoni . Futuristic , yet so simplistic in it's Method Of Strength .

 

Have fun . and Be amazed . I will Test The Knot , hein has used it already , and i will hook a nunu and See what happens .

 

The Knot should hold , as  for you to Pull off The Melted bit , you would have to be absolutely giving the Line Horns - and before That breaks off - i predict Line Failure of The Mainline , In any event ............................

 

Cudo's to hein for this One .  a Man with Too Much Brain , too Much time , and not a big Enough Stage .

I'm too Lazy to post it on Photobucket . Pics below !

Def .

 

 

Last edited on Mon Mar 18th, 2013 11:16 am by Def-e-nition

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 Posted: Mon Mar 18th, 2013 10:49 am
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the blob.

 simple ne?

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 Posted: Mon Mar 18th, 2013 11:08 am
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Voila . The Uni Now pulled tight up to the "Blob "

Stand Back , admiring how you Managed to form such a neat knot . Marvel At it's simplicity ..!

And Now you can try and pull  on it until you break something .

 Or bruise something .

 

I have a feeling That you would need to pull so hard  , you'll Part the Mainline  before The Blob does ..

 

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 Posted: Mon Mar 18th, 2013 11:23 am
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Is this not called the

Blob Not?

Or the Blob Knot?

:)

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 Posted: Mon Mar 18th, 2013 11:27 am
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wotwot ?

eyyy man . we Can call it The " BLOB Sands " Knot !!!
ha Ha Ha Ha Ha !!!!

Just don't duff the blob , Bob .

get the blob to Make like a ..........a ..........umm.........a Knob . Sorta fing ... and then make a Shoelace Stuk around the bek n all .
n gooi ittt ....

i been having itt If i can tie these at 4 am !!

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 Posted: Mon Mar 18th, 2013 11:54 am
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Great Post!, I will try this, simple and effective wow! Thanks Definition!

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 Posted: Mon Mar 18th, 2013 12:21 pm
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I been having this Bob Sands knot thing long time, loving it big time....

Giving it carrots..Bob/Blob and sons.

Very nice Blob! I mean Blog!

:)

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 Posted: Mon Mar 18th, 2013 12:29 pm
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Very cool thanks, something like a PR knot, this one just takes 2 minutes instead of 20.

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 Posted: Mon Mar 18th, 2013 01:31 pm
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Simple Is not The word !
So Long as you don't rush It , you're fine .

Like i Said , it Might not instill as Much confidence as Making a Knoop In the Traditional Method does - But i can Assure you Of It's deadliness .....

Bob Sands - Yes Psy , i use it for My spinning rigs , and - Wait for it - I also use It As my Braid to Mainline connection , On ALL of , My reels ...........
Yip . Backing Now connected to Mainline , Courtesy of BOB !

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 Posted: Mon Mar 18th, 2013 01:37 pm
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nice!!! :wfish

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 Posted: Mon Mar 18th, 2013 01:44 pm
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Def-e-nition wrote:
Simple Is not The word !
So Long as you don't rush It , you're fine .

Like i Said , it Might not instill as Much confidence as Making a Knoop In the Traditional Method does - But i can Assure you Of It's deadliness .....

Bob Sands - Yes Psy , i use it for My spinning rigs , and - Wait for it - I also use It As my Braid to Mainline connection , On ALL of , My reels ...........
Yip . Backing Now connected to Mainline , Courtesy of BOB !


me 2 Bob!!

:)

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Any feedback on this knot? Keen to give it a go.

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Awesome tip, Guys.

I hate having to join line and I hate the knots going through the eyes of the rod, but this will work for me.

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It is definitely a nice and easy knot to tie when using a think leader, where a knot would be just too bulky. I have used it to land decent size sharks with braid straight to the mono leader, but shied away from after it popped on a good shark.. When using this knot with braid mainline, I would add a small section of shrink tube, to help prevent the braid from cutting into the mono.
Hope this helps!

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