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Discussion in 'LOCAL INDIANA TALK' started by ThaWstSide, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. ThaWstSide

    ThaWstSide New Member

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    Ok, I have a ? for everybody/anybody...

    I havent had any problems until now, but I wanted some input on how you "initially" tie your line on the bait casters?

    What type of knot?
     
  2. RiverBuggy4x4

    RiverBuggy4x4 New Member

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    on the baitcaster itself are you talking bout the spool?
     

  3. indycatman

    indycatman New Member

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    if you are talking bout the spool i never tie a knot i use a little piece of tape and ape the line to the spool
     
  4. fishassasin

    fishassasin New Member

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    i tie it on just like my hooks.
     
  5. MiseryMike

    MiseryMike New Member

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    on the spoool? just a reg ol hillbilly knot, If mr wisker takes all the line out dont think it really matters wut knot u have on the spool :wink: but im sure ill get some pm's about this :roll_eyes:
     
  6. RiverBuggy4x4

    RiverBuggy4x4 New Member

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    :smile2::smile2:hillbilly knot works thats what i do:smile2:
     
  7. ThaWstSide

    ThaWstSide New Member

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    Ok, I have done the simple hillbilly knot, but when I start to spool the line it gets caught up on the sides of the knot when trying to spool it. I think I might try the tape idea, cause like Mike said, when it gets down that far if it does, I dont think it matters.
     
  8. indycatman

    indycatman New Member

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    that is why i tapde the line to the spool jim
     
  9. ThaWstSide

    ThaWstSide New Member

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    Oops, sorry Jimmy... I thought Mike said that! Lol, distracted by work trying to talk Catfishin'!

    I am gonna do that, cause if I get spooled, it aint gonna matter about that knot, that beast of a Catfish is gonna either take the line, or when it gets that far and the knot holds, I can kiss my pole goodbye...

    Tape it is!!!
     
  10. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    I use an arbor knot. It's a slip knot with a square knot on the tag end as close to the slip knot as possible. Put the slip knot part on the little knob on the spool and cinch it up, the back up knot keeps it from pulling through if it ever loosens up.
     
  11. jmanion8

    jmanion8 New Member

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    I guess it's an arbor knot that I use as well. Slip knot + square knot. One of my buddies left his poles out while it was raining and slept in the tent. Woke up and line was run to the knot. He reeled it in and there was a 42 pound blue on the end. Apparently it had gotten tangled up in some logs and was rubbing on the logs, taking the pressure off the line. That was quite a story!
     
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  12. ThaWstSide

    ThaWstSide New Member

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    Wow, I just watched the video on how to tie the Arbor Knot, that thing looks like it would leave a large spot right in the middle of the line while trying to spool it on. How in the heck do you guys deal with that?
     
  13. Trahviiz

    Trahviiz Member

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    I grew up using tape on my reels. I never did like having that knot there.
     
  14. ThaWstSide

    ThaWstSide New Member

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    Travis, I dont have your number, but you busy tonight?

    Hit me up, I am going to fish Morse! Leaving about 530 - 6 to headup there!
     
  15. Trahviiz

    Trahviiz Member

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    Shot it to ya in PM. You been hitting the water much?

     
  16. RonSki

    RonSki New Member

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    Jim, once you get some line on the spool, it will cover that knot up & you'll never know it was there. If you were to get a fish on that takes that much line out, you probably want to catch it right? What if that one knot was THE last chance you had to catch the biggest fish of your life? Not having a good knot there is like giving up your last hope as far as I'm concerned.
     
  17. metalman

    metalman Well-Known Member

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    Jim,
    Ron said it right. Use an arbor knot...W
     
  18. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    I use an arbor knot, its just an overhand knot in the tag end, then put the line around the spool, and tie an overhand knot around the line. It'll hold if it don't cut the line.