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Thread: Uni knots

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    Paul Hawkins Guest

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    I'm a convert to marking casting lengths with braid marker knots. I use a five turn stop knot but quite often end up with them jamming in the tip ring and slipping .
    Fox recommend the uni knot for their dayglow braid markers. Is that a grinner(which is what I would call the knot I am using at the moment)?

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    Carp Angler Guest

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    Almost, the Uni or Clinch knot is the same as the Grinner just tied the opposite way around.
    where as with the Grinner, you go up, form the loop, down and then start going around the knot from the bottom to the top, with the Uni you go from the top to the bottom.

    Clear?

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    Paul Hawkins Guest

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    Think so!
    You think that would eradicate slippage?

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    Carp Angler Guest

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    Dunno, never used a stop knot..
    If I need to mark distance then I clip up.
    I'll experiment with some knots and let you know.
    Marker braid?????????????
    Is that a neccesity?

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    Paul Hawkins Guest

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    Ha ha. had a spare slot in the System Fox box!

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    Philip Inzani Guest

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    Yeah I am having a bit of a "mare" with line markers at the moment..either they dont pass cleanly through the rings or they slip. Leaving the stop knots tail a bit longer helps a bit but I've tried power gum, elastic bands, pole elastic, Tippex and now I am on electrical tape folded over the line and I am not happy with any of them so far.

    Help!



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    Andy Davis Guest

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    Found this on the WWW how to tie your knots !!
    http://www.marinews.com/fishing/fk_main.htm

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    paul williams Guest

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    For what it's worth Phil, i also can't get on with braid as a marker, (or a stop knot) and use a lighter mono, another way to hit target is to clip up, but use a stop knot with one long tag, use the long tag to clip up with instead of the main line. When you conect with the fish pull the long tag from the clip and let battle commence!!!

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    Carp Angler Guest

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    OK, I've played around with some different materials and different knots.

    If you want to use braid as your marker on mono mainline then the best thing I've found is to tie the braid into a loop, pass it around the mainline and then tie a 4 turn water knot.(That's the one where you form it into a loop and then wrap it around itself 4 times)
    Being doubled and then with 4 further turns, this seems to spread the load of the knot, most other knots reulted in damage to the mono when I pulled the knot really tight to avoid slippage.

    This can then be trimmed as required.

    I still personally don't use marker knots, preferring to use the reel clip.
    Paul will testify to the effectiveness of this, as he saw me clipping the leaves of a bush at 100+ yards today.

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    paul williams Guest

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    No marker Knot or feathering would have enabled Rik to put his bait tight to the 100yd bushes like he did today, i have never had to do it before but i know what method i'll be using if and when......but i still think i'm better looking and i want a picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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