Re: Joining pieces of backing - What knot to use?


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Posted by Dan Blanton on 2010-12-18 19:37:02 in reply to Re: Joining pieces of backing - What knot to use? posted by Phil Ewanicki on 2010-12-18 19:28:34

It's because we're lazy Phil - at least I am; and we know from experience that it will be OK. I hate producing blind splices in small diameter lines and that's why I quit doing it years ago and I've never lost a fish because I used a Bimini loop to join backing or other good knot.

Actually, I've never spliced backing pieces together in order to save money or material. I always spool on a single length as needed. If I don't have enough backing on the bulk spool for a particular reel, I just don't use it.

We're talking trout fishing here, not billfishing.

But, each to his or her own.

Dan


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