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Recent News.

Hi Guy's

Some still think they can test braid themselves, compare one to the other yes, test it's bs, NO,,, Read more in the Forum,, Testing of lines. Paulus

   

 

 

Knots Tested

 

 

 

Please Note: Knots that work with Mono and Fluorocarbon lines, may well not work with Braided type lines.

Line to leader knot strengths depend on the mix of lines, some work some won't, more later.

The information here, and in the knots section works, and the info is beneficial for those who are struggling with line and knot setups. Paulus

Knot failure info Click here

Knots,, breaking strain tests.

Before you test the breaking strain of a knot you first need to know what the breaking strain of the lines are, and this cannot be done by the back yard tester.

So please do not put up on the web a lot of miss information about what is a good knot and what is not.

 

Line to Terminal.  Failure,,,  L =line,   K =knot

Mono          
Type of Terminal Knot     Wraps ML, Brand, Type,Test lb JL, Brand, Type, T lb Test lb Test lb Failure
Heiliger reverse clinch Schneider klear 16 Knot on  1.14mm eye 13.62 15.25 K    same Knot
San Diego Jam, Schneider klear 16 Knot on  1.14mm eye 13.62 15.25 K     as above
Half Blood, by Paulus Schneider klear 16 Knot on  1.14mm eye   15.73 L
Half Blood, Schneider klear 16 Knot on  1.14mm eye   7.61 K
Knot Hangman Uni, Schneider klear 16 Knot on  1.14mm eye   14.43 K
Benjamin knot 7 twists 7 over Momoi leader 73.3 Knot on  1.0 mm eye 72.1 100% L fail
           
Braid          
Type of Terminal Knot      Wraps ML, Brand, Type,Test lb JL, Brand, Type, T lb Test lb % Failure
Benjamin knot 7 twists 7 over Berkley whiplash  crystal 57.5 Knot on  1.0 mm eye 29.5 51.3 L in knot
Benjamin.  folded, 7wraps x 7 over Berkley whiplash  crystal 57.5 Knot on  1.0 mm eye 40.34 70.1 L in knot

 

Braid Single = Bx1,  Braid Double = Bx2,  Mono = M,  Leader = L.   

Failure,,, ML = Mainline. JL = Joined line. K =knot. SL = Slipped line . x2 = folded

Please note, The line it's self can break either side of the knot, and also within the knot.

So you can have a ML or a JL, then a Knot failure, it will be either a ML or a JL.

Braid to braid. 

Type of Knot Wraps ML, Brand, Type,T lb JL, Brand,  Type, T lb Test lb Test lb Failure
Grinner to grinner, chain <6>6 Tasline  Bx1 58 Tasline  B 58  16.20 15.81 K, chin link join
Grinner to Grinner <10>10 Tasline  Bx1 58 Tasline  B 58  25.83 0 K,
Uni to Uni            
Double blood Paulus            

 

Braid to Mono / FC, or Mono to mono / FC line or leader. 

Type of Knot Wraps ML, Brand, Type,T lb JL, Brand,  Type, T lb Test lb Test lb Failure
Improved Albright <8>8 Sufix Perform  Bx1 32 Sunline fc rock  M 20  15.20 16.21 K, JL.
Double albright Paulus <6>6 Sufix Perform  Bx2 32 Sunline fc rock  M 20  15.18 18.89 K, JL.
Double blood Paulus <8>8 Sufix Perform  Bx2 32 Sunline fc rock  M 20 16.43 17.79 K, JL.
Ted Donelan LeaderKnot   Sufix Perform  Bx1 32 Sunline fc rock  M 20 ---- 3 tests K, JL, SL.
Double albright Paulus <6>6 Sufix Perform  Bx1 32 BerkleyTrileneBGM19  16.79   K, JL.
Double albright Paulus <6>6 Sufix Perform  Bx2 32 BerkleyTrileneBGM19  18.00 18.79 JL. 2 tests
Improved Albright.Double legs to leader  

Sunline Castaway PE

B 27.9

Ande leader FC 23.7 23.06   K, JL
Grinner to Grinner <10>6 Tasline  Bx1 58 Momoi M 33  22.81 69% K, ML 10x10 braid 6x6 mono
             
Type of Knot Wraps ML, Brand, Type,T lb JL, Brand,  Type, T lb Test lb Test lb Failure
Improved Albright <7>7 Sufix Perform  Bx1 11 Schneider klear M  11 4.84   K, JL, SL
Improved Albright  <7>7 Sufix Perform  Bx1 11 Schneider klear M  11  5.94   K, ML
Double albright Paul <6>6 Sufix Perform  Bx2 11 Schneider klear M  11  6.89   K, ML
Double blood Paul  <9>9>9 Sufix Perform  Bx2 11 Schneider klear M  11  7.06   K, ML
             
Type of Knot Wraps ML, Brand, Type,T lb JL, Brand,  Type, T lb Test lb Test lb Failure
Double Uni, hangmans 4 thru Whiplash pro Bx2  23 Storm Thunder M 14 9.37   K, JL
Double Blood Standard   Whiplash pro Bx2  23 Storm Thunder M 14 ---- 3 tests K, ML, SL
Double blood Paul  <6>6 Whiplash pro Bx2  23 Storm Thunder M 14 13.3 2 tests K, ML & JL
Double albright Paul <6>6 Whiplash pro Bx2  23 Storm Thunder M 14 13.4 2 tests K, ML & JL
Surgeons loop to join lines Whiplash pro Bx2  23 Storm Thunder M 14 ---- 3 tests K, ML, SL
Surgeons loop X 5 thru Whiplash pro Bx2  23 Storm Thunder M 14 9.24   K, ML
Slim Beauty   Whiplash pro Bx2  23 Storm Thunder M 14 11.79 3 tests K, ML, JL
Slim Beauty   Whiplash pro Bx2  23 Mustad  Thor   M 28 14.01 14.69 K, ML
FG Knot   Pelagic          Bx1  22 Sunline fc rock  M 44 15.09   K, ML
FG Knot   Whiplash pro Bx1  23 Sunline fc rock  M 44 14.16   K, ML
Surgeons Knot   Whiplash pro Bx1  23 Sunline fc rock  M 44 14.62   K, ML
             
Type of Knot Wraps ML, Brand, Type,T lb JL, Brand,  Type, T lb Test lb Test lb Failure
Albright     <12>6 & 3 thru Power pro  Bx2  61 Black magic M  66  32.30   K, ML
Albright  <12>6 & 3 thru   Power pro  Bx2  43 Black magic M  66  25.50   K, ML
             
Main Line Doubles, Loops & Knots            
             
Type of Knot Wraps ML, Brand, Type,T lb JL, Brand,  Type, T lb Test lb Test lb Failure
Spider hitch <5 Hi-Seas Braid  33   13.64 15.84 K, ML
Spider hitch  <8 Suffix Perform B 31.4   11.69 12.24 K, ML
Spider hitch <5 Suffix Perform B 31.4   17.50   K, ML
Overhand <5 Suffix Perform B 31.4   17.50   K, ML
Surgeons end loop <2   Storm Thunder M 14 12.98 13.46 K, & ML
Surgeons end loop <4 Suffix Perform B 31.4   18.83   K, ML
Bimini <12  / Rizutto finish   Suffix Perform B 31.4   3 tests 7.20  SL
Bimini <20  / Rizutto finish   Suffix Perform B 31.4   28.94   K, ML
Bimini <20  / Rizutto finish   Whiplash pro B  23.1   19.75   ML
Bimini <50  / Rizutto finish   Fireline XDS  B 13.7   13.46 100% ML
Bimini <50  / Rizutto finish   Suffix Perform B 27.9   10.08 89% K
Bimini <50  / Rizutto finish   Whiplash pro B 23.1   22.46 97% ML
Bimini <70 /  

Sunline Castaway PE B 27.9

  19.03   K, both Legs
Bimini <70 /  

Sunline Castaway PEB 27.9

  19.62   K, ML
             
Type of Knot Wraps ML, Brand, Type,T lb JL, Brand,  Type, T lb Test lb Test lb Failure
             

Note:- Always test the loop knot, to establish it's strength, before testing the complete line to leader setup.

20 turn Bimini twist double with:-    % Test of  Leader Mustad Thor.  Imp = Improved

Type of Knot  Wraps ML, Brand, Type,T lb JL, Brand, Type, T lb Test lb Test % Failure
Double blood  Imp  <8 >8 />8 Suffix Perform B 31.4 14 lb Thor Ultra 7.9 17.5 98  
Double blood  Imp  <8 >8 />8 Suffix Perform B 31.4 20 lb Thor Ultra 28.2 19.5  69  
Double blood  Imp  <8 >8 />8 Suffix Perform B 31.4 20 lb Thor Ultra 28.2 25.6 91  
Ted Donelan leader knot   Suffix Perform B 31.4 20 lb Thor Ultral 28.2 21.4  76  
             

 

20 turn Bimini twist double with:-    % Test of  Braid.  I = Improved

Type of Knot  Wraps ML, Brand, Type,T lb JL, Brand, Type, T lb Test lb Test % Failure
Double blood  Imp <8 >8 />8 Suffix Perform B 31.4 30 lb Thor Ultra 41.5 26.2 83  
Double blood  Imp <8 >8 />8 Suffix Perform B 31.4 30 lb Thor Ultra 41.5 27.7 88  
Ted Donelan leader knot   Suffix Perform B 31.4 30 lb Thor Ultra 41.5 20.8 66  
             

 

50 turn Bimini twist double / 10 turn Rizutto finish, with:-    % Test of  the weakest point

Type of Knot

 Wraps

ML, Brand, Type,T lb

JL, Brand, Type, T lb

Test lb

Test %

Failure

Ted Donelan's <9

Sunline Castaway PE B 27.9

66 lb Black magic 23.76  86%  
Ted Donelan's <9

Sunline Castaway PE B 27.9

28.2 Mustad Thor 23.76 77%  
Ted Donelan's <9

Tuff-line XP yellow B 33.1

28.2 Mustad Thor 20.26 72%  
Alpaulus  

Tuff-line XP yellow B 33.1

41.4 Mustad Thor 33.01 99.7%  
             

 

 

Note:- Always test the loop knot, to establish it's strength, before testing the complete line to leader setup.

To improve your braid knots, run the line between your thumb nail and fore finger a few times to flatten it out, and to remove line twists. The FLATTER it is the stronger the knot.

Always lube your line when pulling the knot up tight.

 

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Interesting comments, tongue in cheek

I got a nice big fish X lb on X lb line,,,, Answer,,,, please send me some to test.
I caught this fish on 4lb line,,, well when known it was actually kg,,, that's almost 10 lb,,, and it tests at 6kg
This is the strongest 12 lb line I have seen,,,, because it was actually 21 lb line.
This is the thinnest line, stated X,,,, turns out to be double that.
Knot strength is poor on this line, X is better,,,, that's because X tested twice as strong and thick.
This line is a low cost line,,,, that's because it is twice the size,,,, and half the length supplied.
Stated thickness, its equivalent to X lb in mono,,,, It's thicker, and mono varies.
I use only use mono, and fish in 85mts of water,,,, with 3+ mts of stretch you can actually feel, nothing.
Paulus

 

   
 
 
   
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