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Re: Salmon Rig Braid to Leader - Swivel or Knot?
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2022, 11:50:44 AM »
You could also try your braid in this style release, supposed to work well but I have not used them.


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Re: Salmon Rig Braid to Leader - Swivel or Knot?
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2022, 01:16:33 PM »
I use this knot:


I dislike the pro release posted earlier, I had two instances of them not releasing and lost fish and then they went in the garbage and I switched to top shot like most other people.

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Re: Salmon Rig Braid to Leader - Swivel or Knot?
« Reply #17 on: August 04, 2022, 04:51:08 PM »
Couldn't get the hang of the FG but I'm pretty versed with the Albright (Alberto?) knot since I use that on my casting rods. I don't run mono main line for anything anymore, just like braid too much.
The key to a good FG knot is that you must keep tension on all the lines. Thats how the knot holds, it's by the braid literally gripping the mono. The knot will not break, your line will break somewhere away from the knot. The knot is that strong. To tension the mono I put the mono spool on the ground and my foot on the mono spool. I then have one hand to tension the braid and the other to snake the mono back and forth. Watching a YouTube video is a must.

You do not need to put your line as far back from the ball as you do with kokanee. 30 ft. is fine. 50 ft. max. The further back you put your line, the less effective the hook set of the release clip is. Kings and coho have hard mouths so you want a good hook set. Sharp hools are also a must. I have had coho attack my downrigger ball, so they definitely are not shy :chuckle:
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Re: Salmon Rig Braid to Leader - Swivel or Knot?
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2022, 07:52:29 PM »
Well we went 7 for 9 this morning. No issues with my braid to fluoro knots. I did lose one due to a poor lure leader knot…

But then he stayed at the surface flopping around and we swung around to net him. Got the gear back and everything!

Marked them like crazy last night too and we’re all over em with the gear but zero bites. Had the same experience at Baker. All morning, no evening action.

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Re: Salmon Rig Braid to Leader - Swivel or Knot?
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2022, 09:48:02 AM »
I run 150ft of mono at the end of the braid, mono is less visible and stays in DR clips better.  I Use the braid as a backer so I don't have to respool 400ft of mono every year for 5 poles.  Using the Double Uni Knot.

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Re: Salmon Rig Braid to Leader - Swivel or Knot?
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2022, 12:18:30 PM »
Bead chains and duo locks. I run a small plastic bead on my main line to keep from reeling the swivel into the eye on the rod tip.

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Re: Salmon Rig Braid to Leader - Swivel or Knot?
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2022, 12:41:01 PM »
Bead chains and duo locks. I run a small plastic bead on my main line to keep from reeling the swivel into the eye on the rod tip.

also makes changing out flashers pretty darn quick.

 


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