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    Default 2lb tippet trauma!

    Hi, when I'm using a 2lb (Rio power flex?) tippet my clinch knot that I use with 3lb Maxima consistently comes undone. Any thoughts on where I'm going wrong or should I just change to a different knot? Cheers Matt

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    Default Re: 2lb tippet trauma!

    Sorry my reply was a bit silly for a new entrant. Welcome, do not know the answer but some pundit will be along in a minute.

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    Default Re: 2lb tippet trauma!

    Perhaps put more turns in the clinch OR what I use is the 5 or 6 turn Uni (Grinner) knot. Either way those thin line are a pain in the butt...

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    Default Re: 2lb tippet trauma!

    Cheers might just stick to the 3lb!!!

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    Default Re: 2lb tippet trauma!

    Any thoughts on where I'm going wrong
    Not buying 2lb Maxima

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    Default Re: 2lb tippet trauma!

    Quote Originally Posted by diawl bach View Post
    Not buying 2lb Maxima

    Good point well presented. Big fan of the Maxim don't know why I deviated

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    Most of us get tempted away from the path from time to time Matt but the all-forgiving Maxima will still be there after our flirtations with other brands. You know it makes sense
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    Default Re: 2lb tippet trauma!

    Another one for Maxima. I tried various 'fancy' co-polymers but never got reliablility tying to the hook (To tippet ring ok). Finally got a fix when I came across the Tenkara One-knot. Try it before you sling that line

    I muttered about this forever on here without any sympathy as no one else seemed to have a problem. Light tippets are a bit more sensitive to knots is my guess.
    Growing old disgracefully!

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    Default Re: 2lb tippet trauma!

    Quote Originally Posted by matt_hill View Post
    Hi, when I'm using a 2lb (Rio power flex?) tippet my clinch knot that I use with 3lb Maxima consistently comes undone. Any thoughts on where I'm going wrong or should I just change to a different knot? Cheers Matt
    It's a no-brainer. Use 3lb Maxima.
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    Default Re: 2lb tippet trauma!

    Tend to agree with the others Matt but out of interest how many turns in the clinch ? 5 always seemed to be the magic number plus keeping the tag end at 90D under tension when seating the knot to lock it off.Had some older spools of powerflex here in 0.13mm 3.4lb and 5 turn clinch did not slip on a size 16.
    I get it some of these lines seem to be unpredictable with knots.Just have to take more care with them I guess.I use the Davy or improved Davy most of the time these days but several folks on this forum say it slips.More so with certain lines.Go figure.

    Best JP

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