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 Posted: Fri Feb 21st, 2014 09:00 am
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I'm new to dropshot and fishing with braid. I found this on youtube
and its a neat litlle knot and it very strong.


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 Posted: Fri Feb 21st, 2014 11:47 am
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Very interesting how there is no tying of the leader, its all in the braid! I don't know if I could trust it without that glue ;)

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 Posted: Fri Feb 21st, 2014 12:18 pm
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this is a super duper knot, it's all i use now on leaders over 0.40mm thick. Incredibly strong. I broke 0.75mm leader when I tested it the first time. The knot was fine.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 21st, 2014 12:44 pm
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I tested it with .60 leader. Leader broke knot was fine.

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 Posted: Fri Feb 21st, 2014 01:19 pm
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Thanks for the vid BOK

Gonna try this one in Moz next week

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 Posted: Fri Feb 21st, 2014 04:11 pm
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Hi,

I have used the GT, Sebile/Slim beauty & Bob Sands knots for a few years now. They are all very similar knots but without doubt the Bob Sands knot is the smallest, strongest and the easiest to tie.....especialy when it comes to thinner lines and braids. The GT is the most difficult to tie when you are working with small diameter leaders and braids. I now only use the Bob Sands knot for all aplications where braid is tied to leaders and find it a fantastic knot in saltwater flyfishing applications.

MJ

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 Posted: Tue Feb 25th, 2014 10:27 pm
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I agree MJ, the GT knot is difficult to tie with low diameter lines, however it is smaller than a Bob Sands knot and flies through the guides without even a whisper. I use this knot exclusively on all my spinning set-ups, including my light gear (10lb Gator to 12lb Awa-Shima mono).

If I'm at the water's edge and need to replace the leader when the fish are biting I usually resort to a Bob Sands knot for comparative ease and speed of tying though.

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