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Old 07-09-2017, 08:45 PM   #1
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Knots for Dyneema

Going to switch my blue water setup to dyneema shooting line. What knots do y all use with it?
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Old 07-10-2017, 12:52 AM   #2
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Re: Knots for Dyneema

these have worked well for me
Palomar , Estar Hitch , Perfection loop,
nail knot.
use a quality line, I like Mako's South African Dyneema
or Beuchat's red coated line.
the cheep fling lines just fray up and they aren't very compressed and absorb water.

the Mako line is about 2mm and super dense , very strong and has little drag.

the Beuchat line is much thicker 2.5 - 3. mm with
three seperate layers with a protective coating , it's a little harder to tie but it's easy on the hands in the water and hella strong.

snug them very securely , I leave the tag end long and use mini snub nose plyers to pull them tight on that end and the other wrapped around a shaft , then snip the tag down and melt it to a slight ball.
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Old 07-10-2017, 06:48 AM   #3
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:23 AM   #4
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Re: Knots for Dyneema

Figure eight follow through knots are the strongest and can be tied very tightly, minimizing their profile. You'll definitely want a very stiff line since it's your shooting line, and bluewater means you'll definitely have more than one wrap.

https://benthicoceansports.com/colle...tiff-dyneema-1
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Old 07-10-2017, 01:44 PM   #5
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Re: Knots for Dyneema

I have experimented with a variety of knots to find the strongest with lowest profile. Nothing beats the figure 8, mentioned above. You can, however, crimp dyneema, if done properly for an even lower profile. For shooting line I haven't found a dyneema better than the stiff Aussie reel line that Benthic sells.
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Old 07-10-2017, 02:28 PM   #6
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Crimping has been working well for me too, no giants landed but bad shots and big fights with good AJ and other big fish haven't been able to slip a crimp yet!
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Old 07-10-2017, 03:48 PM   #7
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Re: Knots for Dyneema

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I use this one with the "Aussie line" that Bentic sells and it works flawlessly.
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:31 PM   #8
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Re: Knots for Dyneema

NOT a bowline! Tried bowline cos you can undo it and retie to get some more life out of shooting line, but it dramatically weakens the dyneema.

Not using dyneema shooting line much now, mostly 2mm LP mono and 1.4mm Catchall cable, but I do like the Q-Powerline Pro dyneema Peter at OBD sells - great handling and really floaty which is good for shooting around coral, line floats up off the reef rather than sinking and getting hung up like mono and cable do. wish the catchall cable came in those nice hi-vis colors!

Havent found a source in Australia for that good Chinese dyneema Benthic sells as 'Aussie' yet, despite the name

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Old 07-11-2017, 12:33 AM   #9
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Re: Knots for Dyneema

Main reason I stopped using dyneema shooting line is its tendency to get wrapped in the bands.

Doesnt happen much, but retying in a hurry or something and letting just a little slack in it does happen. and bloody expensive when it cuts into a couple of new small ID bands, especially hand-picked 14.7mm ;(

Mono's stretch [even hard 2mm LP primeline mono] and stiffness prevents it tangling at all [for me anyway!].
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Havent found a source in Australia for that good Chinese dyneema Benthic sells as 'Aussie' yet, despite the name
Unfortunately for you it is produced by Aussie USA, I believe. May be why you can't find it. Although you'd think Aussie, being the parent company, would carry it.
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