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Re: How often do you re-tie your line?
« Reply #50 on: July 16, 2005, 03:07:08 PM »

Many braids are prone to inner abrasion due to salt water, dosen't matter the water temp although it seems to be easier to notice in cold water.
If you cast out a few times in fresh water soon after using em in salt this helps cuts down the abraision alot.
Down here monos don't last that long in salt either even the salt specific lines, I'm sure alot of it has to do with the intensity of the sun down here as well as the salt water.
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Re: How often do you re-tie your line?
« Reply #51 on: July 18, 2005, 07:54:32 PM »

I am gonna have to try that casting out into the fresh water bit there Pferox, never have tried it, thanks for the tip. :-*
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Re: How often do you re-tie your line?
« Reply #52 on: July 23, 2005, 03:43:28 PM »

Silver, after you use your reels in salt, I suggest you either hose em down or dip em in a vat of fresh water, and swirl em around a little, this helps to neutralize the salt's effect.

I have gotten into the habbit of dunkin by reels alot, especially after a tough fight with alot of drag usage, it helps to cool down the reel, most better brands of salt water reels can handle this quite well. Then when done, dunk em in fresh like I said before, and let em dry out. It does extend the life of the reels and lines.

We take it to the point of at the end of a day on the salt flats, we back the boat into the water in a fresh water lake, pull the plug, let the bildge, and other pumps run, while running the motor at a littler higher RPM, for a few minutes. It does make a difference on the life expectancy of the equipment, and is easier than doing a desalt wash down. You still have to wash down the hull with soap and water but that is more cosmetic.
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Re: How often do you re-tie your line?
« Reply #53 on: July 23, 2005, 10:30:42 PM »

Thanks for the advice Pferox, I appreciate it ~c~
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Re: How often do you re-tie your line?
« Reply #54 on: August 07, 2005, 06:41:32 PM »

I use mono 99% of the time. I probably retie more than I actually have too. It depends on the pound test I am using and the cover I am fishing  around. I do retie after everyfish, but that might be going over board. I use Bass Pro Shops Excel and it has held up very well. I haven't had a single fish break me off all year. I would say on average I retie every hundred casts, it just depends on the variables.
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Re: How often do you re-tie your line?
« Reply #55 on: August 07, 2005, 07:13:20 PM »

Learned my lesson with fishing nut.  Had a nice nice fish on and my line snapped.  It wasn't at knot but most likely from the snags I had every other 2 minutes. :roll2:
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Re: How often do you re-tie your line?
« Reply #56 on: August 07, 2005, 09:03:24 PM »

I like to retie after i get stuck on a rock, or if i pull a fish out of a dock while he has me wrapped around a piling or some other sort of cover.
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Re: How often do you re-tie your line?
« Reply #57 on: August 08, 2005, 03:59:47 PM »

I retie often because I go through a lot of lures looking for a pattern then refining it with  more precise colors and lure sizes. I also tie on direct with a good knot rather than use snap swivels, which to be effective require as much retying as any other reason to retie to prevent line or knot failure.

I will retie mono knots after any sizeable fish caught on light line, and whenever I detect the slightest abrasion anywhere on the line. I'll remove all but perfect line and retie. After any backlash that kinks the line I'll strip the kinked line back to perfect line. Breakoffs are sure to happen at any kink point. I'll retie after any toothy fish gets on a lure, or if the knot has been hit by a slip sinker, though that's rare since most of the time I put a bead between knot and sinker. I also retie Carolina rigs every 20 minutes or so depending on whether I'm dragging over rocks, gravel, sand or mud.
I retie spinnerbaits every 10 minutes because of the extreme abuse they put on any knot. Most of the ones I've lost went sailing a hundred yards within 15-20 minutes of being tied on, so I've cut that loss to negligible.

Braided line knots get retied maybe every 30 minutes unless I see frayed line from dragging over rocks or through a silty stump. I melt the tag end of braid knots (palomar knots) so I can check on any slippage into the knot, indicating time to retie. The melted button helps keep the tag from puling back through and I can see it easily between casts without interruption in casting to check a knot.

Once I got knot tying down to a 10 second job I was able to overcome the tendency to get all I could out of a knot. It pays to practice knot tying often. It builds confidence and boats more fish.

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Re: How often do you re-tie your line?
« Reply #58 on: August 08, 2005, 04:07:28 PM »

Like someone else said "Not enough". I retie when I change lures or break off on a snag. Last week I did retie before I started fishing because I could see the line was pretty knicked up from fishing around rocks the day before. So I get a  ~c~ for that. But most of the time I don't retie until the hook is gone and I have to put a new one on. Maybe once I start catching these monster bass that you all talk about I might retie more often.
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Re: How often do you re-tie your line?
« Reply #59 on: August 08, 2005, 05:45:54 PM »

FROM EXPERIENCE THIS LAST FRIDAY, YOU HAD BEST RE-TIE AFTER A KINK IN YOUR LINE FOLLOWING A BACKLASH.  I FORGOT TO DO IT IN THE RUSH TO CATCH FISH AND LOST ONE OF MY BRAND NEW... THROWN 4 TIMES.... CAVITRON BUZZBAITS..THAT WENT FARTHER THAN EVER BEFORE.  SO HEED THE WARNINGS....RE-TIE, RE-TIE   ~xyz
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Re: How often do you re-tie your line?
« Reply #60 on: August 09, 2005, 05:07:50 PM »

I definately retie, and replace leaders more often when usin lures than when bait fishin, hate like heck to loose one of those 12 dollar lures on a cast for sure.  ~xyz
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Re: How often do you re-tie your line?
« Reply #61 on: August 11, 2005, 02:45:25 PM »

I check my knot/line condition after every fish. It's not worth taking the risk of loosing a monster when it only takes a couple of seconds to retie your knot. When fishing tourneys I always keep a scissors in the front of the boat with me to make it as quick as possible.
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Re: How often do you re-tie your line?
« Reply #62 on: August 11, 2005, 02:49:37 PM »

Now eye check my knot all the time but more so when eye first tie on the lure for the first time  ;)
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Re: How often do you re-tie your line?
« Reply #63 on: August 11, 2005, 10:05:45 PM »

Now eye check my knot all the time but more so when eye first tie on the lure for the first time  ;)

Lip, I thinks you were meaning to say that you watch how far your lure can fly without being tied ~roflmao ~roflmao
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Re: How often do you re-tie your line?
« Reply #64 on: August 12, 2005, 03:02:41 AM »

I could throw a lure a few hundred yards if it weren't for than dang line holdin it back.  ~roflmao
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Re: How often do you re-tie your line?
« Reply #65 on: August 13, 2005, 03:52:26 PM »

i dont usually re-tie very often at all, but when i do i know that i just saved my skin. I need to replace my line soon, its breaking fairly often, at least far more than it used to.  I get a whole lot of abrasions in the line also, so i really should re-tie it far more often
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Re: How often do you re-tie your line?
« Reply #66 on: August 14, 2005, 03:01:58 AM »

If I used a flourocarbon, Mono,or co-polymer I would retie after every strike, hang-up, snag, or looking like it has been abrassed............However, since I throw only SpiderWire Stealth, I retie only when necessary during the fishing day. Once I get Home, sort equipment, and Tackle, and wash my rods and reels in fresh water,; then I retie a new polomar knot on a small catch, and in the course of doing this I strip at least 2 rod legnths of line off the spool before re-tying. Then I re spray my line with fish attractant and put my tackle away.
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