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Anyone using this knot to attach bite tippet to class bimini for big Tarpon ?
Yes, and I have taken the liberty of reporting you to AFFTA. Don't let it happen again.I have been using fluro to make my entire leader also. Is this "technically" wrong?
You're doing it right for where we fish. I'll definitely help you test your system when the Mav shows up!Ok I misunderstood for a second. I do use fluro for my bite section but I have been using fluro to make my entire leader also. Is this "technically" wrong? I have been using full fluro leaders cause my tarpon fishing is beachside in the panhandle so our fish don't ride very high unless it's very calm seas. I use fluro to help my fly sink a little more. And water is crystal clear also. Using unweighted flies mostly, few with bead chain eyes.
Would it be stupid if I used mono as my class tippet to help with stretch or would that affect the way my leader lays out, sinks or floats? Wouldn't think it would but I've never tried it.Yep, nothing wrong with full fluorocarbon. Especially if you want your fly down in the water column.
The mono helps flies stay on top and gives some stretch to the leader system that prevents breakage on big surges and jumps.
I’m not an expert but was told what you said above but for a different reason. The mono adds a little buoyancy between the sink tip and the fly so the fly doesn’t point downward which doesn’t look natural for a wounded baitfish.If I was trying to get the fly down I would use an intermediate sink tip fly line, but still use the mono setup with fluorocarbon bite.
No thank you. The tag on the bite tippet will snag silts, moss and grass. What I use is the system I described in the thread pinned in the top of the Fly Fishing Forum under Tarpon Leaders.Yes haven't been on here for a while. The Location X Knot involves a bimini but I have devised a way to make the bimini with small 1" loops. It saves from having to discard the bimini class tippet every time the bite becomes too small from changing flies.
Not all places one fishes has floating grass and any knot in heavier mono/fluoro will arguably pick up some grass for that matter. When floating grass is present a short intermediate tip may be the best alternative solution to get just below it. Regardless how slim in profile the knots are, they are likely to disturb the moss/grass at the very least when the line is being retrieved through it and the knots come in contact with it which will ultimately spook weary tarpon just the same.No thank you. The tag on the bite tippet will snag silts, moss and grass. What I use is the system I decribbed in the thread pinned in the top of the Fly Fishing Forum under tTarpon Leaders.