Knot Strengths

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    Might interest some people

    I know a lot of people use the old clinch knot which doesn’t seem to have very good strength and somehow the improved version has worse strength in thicker lines.

    I use the uni or fig 8 for connecting swivels and clips on traces and double fig 8 for connecting mainline to shockleader. I used to use the blood knot to join mainline to leader but found it was more suited to joining two lines of the same diameter and had less strength when joining to a leader. Probably the stongest connection you can make from mainline to a shockleader is with a bimini twist in the mainline to double it then back to back fig 8 or alternativly the same knot without the bimini in the mainline.


    I basically only use the 16-20 Knot for connecting tackle, the Bristol knot (without Bimini twist) for joining two lines, triple surgeon for thin lines, and the Snell knot for hooks.

    The 16-20 is a bit like a upside down clinch but is apparently stronger.


    The actual blood-knot is rather understated, if you need to joint your line in a hurry, that is the knot to use.

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