Talking Tactics leader knots

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    butch
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    I have always formulated and tied my own leaders to length, thanks to new technology my joining bloodknots now don’t drag weed from the water or catch on the guides passing through. I now coat the knot in tiny drop of UV cure epoxy to a bead shape, you can see the marked difference in 5kg line joins.

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    #877037

    Alanta
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    I do the same thing with the leader to fly line nail knot. And I have found that you can smooth the epoxy to shape with a wet finger before you zap it with the UV torch.

    #877038

    butch
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    Yep thats how I started this off, then took it a step further onto the leader. Now try and stop me! Goop on everything I can think of that needs it or doesn’t, just because it looks so good on the finish, especially flies of course.

    #877098

    dynaflow
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    Nice macro pic there butch….

    #877104

    butch
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    Aahh ! Thankyou very mooch !

    #877160

    pippafish
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    Looks good… what UV cure product are you using?

    #877191

    butch
    Participant

    I bought a small 15ml tub from a nail care technician, labelled …Clear Builder Gel.

    Have bought before through Ebay from China, but useless would never set, ….ripped off.

    #877200

    Alanta
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    I use Loon UV Knot Sense and a $7.00 UV torch from ebay

    #877203

    butch
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    I use the same or similar pen UV torch, the Gel Builder 15ml is $10… Loon is $$$$$$, but I’m just a tight RRRR’s

    #877455

    dynaflow
    Participant

    Interesting….how’s it holding up? Or more specifically it’s resistance and resilience to UV?

    #877486

    butch
    Participant

    Same as a fly with uv cure on the head, and more durable at the knot as it gets knock around less.

    I’m replacing the leader less often, but tippets as usual.

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