BrianBM

loop to loop (cat's paw) connections in heavier tests.

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Somewhere in the cellar I have an International II in 20 or 20W, stuffed with 80 lb. braid with an end loop. It is topped with a hundred -yard topshot of flourocarbon, which also had an end loop. The braid is whatever brand Cal Sheets put on it.

 

How many times should the leader loop have gone through the running line loop for greatest security?

 

This is a cat's paw connection, in everything but name. I want to make damn sure I do it right.  Taking the leader off the line, coiling it up, and re-rigging is a harmless winter exercise.

 

Is there a video I should watch?

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On 12/3/2022 at 8:26 PM, BrianBM said:

Somewhere in the cellar I have an International II in 20 or 20W, stuffed with 80 lb. braid with an end loop. It is topped with a hundred -yard topshot of flourocarbon, which also had an end loop. The braid is whatever brand Cal Sheets put on it.

 

How many times should the leader loop have gone through the running line loop for greatest security?

 

This is a cat's paw connection, in everything but name. I want to make damn sure I do it right.  Taking the leader off the line, coiling it up, and re-rigging is a harmless winter exercise.

 

Is there a video I should watch?

Are you able to get the cat’s paw to separate if that line & leader was under the pressure of catching tuna?

 

If so, do you have a trick?

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A cats paw will come apart.

 

I usually use a splicing needle to get it started if I'm keeping the leader.

 

You can also cut one side of the loop that's on the leader and it will pull apart.

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6 hours ago, EricDice said:

Are you able to get the cat’s paw to separate if that line & leader was under the pressure of catching tuna?

 

If so, do you have a trick?

Never had a fish on it, so it shouldn't be too snug.

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