Posted April 07 2009 - 08:04 AM
loop stonger then a dropper loop on the main line for hook leader attachment. Still trying to decide on comfortable Tog rig to tie as I am new
to this type of fishing. Thanks
Posted April 07 2009 - 10:10 AM
As far as the Dropper vs Surgeons loop for your main line. The surgeons loop is not designed to have pressure applied from both running lines from the loop in opposite directions at the same time, as often happens when you are snagged in the bottom. The dropper also just stands off better from the main line.
On a side note, I do not recommend using either a dropper loop or surgeons loop for attaching a snelled hook/leader to the main line. I perfer to double the last few feet of my mainline, and then loop the snell in a few inches above the sinker and secure it with a half hitch. For a better explanation, see "a tale of two blackfish rigs"
Posted April 07 2009 - 11:50 AM
Originally Posted by scallywag
Can you guys tell me why you use a perfection loop on the end of your snelled hook leaders
Cause it works. Thats it. Take it from HIS PURPLENESS... Ask Slacker....he knows..
Posted April 07 2009 - 12:21 PM
Can't say it doesn't work well in the manner it is used for blackfishing though. I think the half hitch secures it enough for you not to worry about it.
Posted April 07 2009 - 12:36 PM
Posted April 07 2009 - 02:52 PM
Perfection loop is a better looking knot (IMO) and the line exiting the knot (going to the hook) comes out straight. The surgeons loop (double overhand knot) is bulkier and the line exits the knot at an angle (which I personally don't like).
Have fished both. Both work. Prefer the perfection loop and use it whenever possible (I find it easier to tie the surgeon's when my fingers are numb, so sometimes that is what gets used).
- Peter Lynch
Posted April 07 2009 - 06:12 PM
Posted April 07 2009 - 06:24 PM
Posted April 07 2009 - 06:59 PM
I am sure both will work, just curious which snell method most guys are using.
Posted April 07 2009 - 07:34 PM
Posted April 08 2009 - 09:03 AM
I tie all my knots (forgot the name... maybe Blood) tighten right to the next line leaving no space in between.
Posted April 11 2009 - 02:18 PM