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Fluke rig breaking at knot

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If the line is a little bit curly either or just one side of the dropper that is because of the friction/heat of cinching it down.  If you see that curliness it will break.  Give it a good slobbering and it won't have this issue.

 

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On August 11, 2020 at 1:04 PM, b4loran said:

Not much knot strength with a dropper. I would use heavier line. If not enough wraps and not enough lube to slide you are probably under 40%. On my chicken rigs I use 80#  Berkley big game. Stiff and keeps line from wrapping on itself.

Never had a problem.

He is using 20# he said. Even at half that unless he is slamming doormats every time that know works if its tied correctly

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4 hours ago, StripersBR said:

He is using 20# he said. Even at half that unless he is slamming doormats every time that know works if its tied correctly

I use the knot all the time. 20# that got heated up and not enough wraps it will fail. Why one would use 20# for a top and bottom rig puzzles me.

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1 hour ago, b4loran said:

I use the knot all the time. 20# that got heated up and not enough wraps it will fail. Why one would use 20# for a top and bottom rig puzzles me.

Not sure what you mean by a top and bottom rig. It’s a dropper loop  rig with a swivel about 12” above and a cannon ball sinker 10” down, then a snelled hook about 12” down from that, all 20# mono

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2 hours ago, b4loran said:

I use the knot all the time. 20# that got heated up and not enough wraps it will fail. Why one would use 20# for a top and bottom rig puzzles me.

I use 15 & 20# fluoro for fluking and havent had any issues landing any fish. Never had the line or knot break. 

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On 8/12/2020 at 9:07 PM, bkupmstr said:

I have not been lubricant in it

That's problem #1. Problem 2 is the 20lb line. Use 30 or 40

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I think you are fine with 20lb, I caught a 3 1/2 or 4 lb fluke yesterday, 20 leader and 10lb braid in fifty feet of water, Not to mention big skates and the like. The heavier the leader the less action.

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On 8/11/2020 at 10:16 AM, bkupmstr said:

I’m having an issue lately with rigs that I’ve pre-tied breaking off when i set the hook

i pre tie and store fluke hi-lo rigs and then use them when needed,

i think i May have tied them with two different mono Ande and trilene 

 

what happened is that fish bites, i set the hook aggressively and the line breaks right at the dropper loop knot

 

could pulling the knot too tight be the issue?

thanks

 

 

On 8/13/2020 at 4:12 PM, bkupmstr said:

Not sure what you mean by a top and bottom rig. It’s a dropper loop  rig with a swivel about 12” above and a cannon ball sinker 10” down, then a snelled hook about 12” down from that, all 20# mono

Chicken rig, bottom rig,hi-lo, top and bottom rig, what is the difference? Do you have a hook below the sinker and one above? Sounds different than the hi-lo rig.

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