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Wire to Mono Connection

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I'm wondering what type of connection you all use when attaching tie-able wire to your leader for blues or even pike. I've used different rigging with varied results. I've pre-rigged several flies attaching the fly permanently to the wire then putting a loop in the wire and used loop to loop connections. It's generally worked but then I ran into monster blues and the mono loops cut. I think I attached to 10 or 15 lb mono. Looking for a really reliable system that is quick to attach (like loop to loop) when needed. Thanks!

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Tieable wire makes life so much easier. Just use whatever knot you'd use normally in mono. Loop to loop is fine. 

 

Single strand I use an Albright knot. You lose strength over your main line so I use 40# then 27# single strand. The mono always breaks first. That's my experience. Maybe I'm doing something wrong. 

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On 7/24/2019 at 9:57 AM, Gilbey said:

The OP mentioned 10-15# mono. Beef that up to 30# at least, 40#+ if you are targeting blues. 

Good luck!

Alan

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Right, I hardly ever use the 10 #, more often use 15. With wire and a good connection the 15 should be fine, but yes 20 would be better. 65# is way over the top for my application.

Some great rigging suggestions here. I was looking for a quick way to switch on the fly when I run into blues, that's why I liked a pre-rigged fly with a loop.

I was going to try wire tied to the fly then attached to mono with a doudle surgeons (or another) knot. I'd put a loop in the mono then that gets attached to the leader quickly if blues are around.

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I albright 25lb to 60lb bite tippet for blues.  Guess that's just what I have. Don't think it makes any difference but I do get some ugly knots with the heavy rope.  

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