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Old 26-07-2015, 19:40
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Whats the best knot for tying a loop in braided lines I have used a simple double overhand loop knot or a figure of eight loop, this Is In monofilament line and apparently both these knots give poor knot strength In mono.
But what loop knots do barbel anglers use when using braided hook lengths,or do they just tie a knot directly to a swivel.
I prefer a loop as you can quickly change to different lengths hooks etc.
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Old 26-07-2015, 20:17
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Hi Steve, never had a problem with the figure of eight knot in braid.
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Old 26-07-2015, 20:34
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Agree with Paul, figure of 8 knots are great with braid and I've not had any problems.
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Old 27-07-2015, 00:01
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One more as above. I use it to connect hooklengths - much quicker plus you can thread a PVA bag onto the hooklength.
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Old 28-07-2015, 04:38
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Hi Steve, i use these, very neat, and quick to change a hooklength if need be.

Greys Coarse - Products - Accessories - Rig Components - Prodigy Quick Change Swivels

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Old 04-08-2015, 21:56
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Figure of eight loop has done me well for years in mono or braid. Small Korda quick link on the swivel makes for a very quick changeover.
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Old 05-08-2015, 14:55
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When i tested various knots a few years back i found that the Double overhand loop was actually stronger than the figure of eight, in heavy mono the later forms a neater straighter loop but for all else i use a bog standard double overhand and have never had one let me down. This is with Braid AND mono. All that said, for Barbel i usually palomar knot the braid to a swivel ! Like everything else terminal tackle wise i'd test it yourself and see how it works for you rather than take notice of the inevitable conflicting opinion of others !
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Old 05-08-2015, 14:57
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Matt, strongest knot for forming a loop in braid, Bimini twist ? I'll let you write the description
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Old 05-08-2015, 17:32
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Yeah right !
Si, I'll take an easy option and refer you and anyone else to page 184 of Jim Gibbinson's Big Water Carp. Or good old you tube.

I switched from an overhand to figure of eight after a couple of mono knot failures when Tenching over 20 years ago. Never had a problem since ( that's torn it !! ). Then again, can't remember the last time I used a mono hooklink for Tench or Barbel unless float fishing.
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Old 07-08-2015, 09:36
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There you go, conflicting opinion !
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