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Shore: 10:30-11:30am, hot hot hot, no wind, overcast with some sun. Got nothin until I was about to leave, then switched to a watermelon/white laminate senkko and bam, set the hook pulled her in and ZZZZZZING the sweet sound of drag reeling out! Fight her back in and to the tips of my fingers and :cry: the hook wasn't hooked in the jaw but in that part of the side of the mouth, you know what I mean, and the hook flies out! She falls into shallow water, I drop the pole and jump in to grab her like an idiot :lol: She got away, but she was real, real nice LMB! First one I had that zipped out drag like that at Opeka!

Oh BTW, I figured I'd try braided again and she was caught on 8ld green Spiderwire (1.5lb thickness)! So, like I said in that thread, I'm back to braided, for a while anyway :? Actually, I kinda figured that its summer, the water is green with algea, so if I can use a line that is similar in color to the water it is in and is thin enough it should be as difficult to see as mono. Seems to be working cause I went out later that afternoon to see if I could snag her again and got three dinks of 12" each. And the polemar knot is excellent! Any way to limit the cut off on the tag end of the knot? Or an easy way to tie it?
 

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best tip i know of is to pull the open end first. not too tight tho. then pull the connected line about the same tightness as the open end and then pull together. i don't know of any way to limit the tag end unless you start short to begin with. but that makes tieing it difficult.
 

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Topwater said:
She falls into shallow water, I drop the pole and jump in to grab her like an idiot :lol:
I would have done the same thing LOL!

Augy said:
best tip i know of is to pull the open end first. not too tight tho. then pull the connected line about the same tightness as the open end and then pull together. i don't know of any way to limit the tag end unless you start short to begin with. but that makes tieing it difficult.
I agree
 

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I guess I can live with that using braided, mono who cares its so cheap, but braided every inch is golden! But I have yet to lose a lure or fish cause the knot came undone. With the clinch knot and the rocky bottom at Opeka a loss a day wasn't uncommon.
 
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