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Knot for monoline as replacement for crimp

John Marr

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Aug 1, 2007
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Hello,

my monoline broke directly at the crimp today and I am far away from any crimping equipment.
For now I tied a figure eight as a stopper knot at the end of the shaft.
It is not the ultimate solution, since the knot is a tad big and jammes a bit in the handle, so I am afrain it might break in an inopportune moment...
Any suggestion for a good fix?
Thanks a lot.
 

NicholasCLF

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What size mono are you using? Maybe a bowline? But it may undo... do you have any dyneema? If you have dyneema or reel line, tie a loop to the end of the shaft (enough so it won’t jam in the mech) and then tie a clinch knot from the mono to that...


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popgun pete

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Jul 30, 2008
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Check out fishing knots on the web, however mono will bust at the knots, but anything will do in your situation.
 
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John Marr

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Aug 1, 2007
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Ok. Long time no internet :)
I opted for the Rapala knot, which I know from trolling and it workes like a charm. Very strong and survived at least 20 shots so far without any degradation ( only the normal one at the point where the shaft is connected, which also happenes with the crimped version.
Only downside is its relative bulkiness, which might slow the whole affair down a bit but I guess that might be neglegtable.
 
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John Marr

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Aug 1, 2007
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Yes, but it would not work for monoline i suppose?
With Dyneema a "Water Bowline" should be enough.
However, yours looks much prettier :)