Return of the Pike Pool (103) John Carver

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Re: Return of the Pike Pool (103) John Carver

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Out of interest if i was to change to a heavy braid shock leader what poundage would you advocate? Thanks.
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Re: Return of the Pike Pool (103) John Carver

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Hi Muskie, I have on a couple of occasions had to use braid (fishery rules) when putting a pike bait a long way. I used 65lb Whiplash leader to a 50lb Whiplash mainline, like you I used a Mahin knot to join the braids but instead of an overhand knot on the leader I do a double overhand loop and tease it into a figure of eight and pass the mainline through both loops, then whip down and up and return the tag end through the two loops, this I find is a slightly stronger knot and the braid cannot pull through when under extreme pressure. At the end of the leader I tie a Bimini Twist loop which I find retains about 90% of the leaders strength, hope that makes sense ?
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Re: Return of the Pike Pool (103) John Carver

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nice one john,
see you on the bank some time
retired so time to smell the roses.
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Re: Return of the Pike Pool (103) John Carver

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Yes, all understood John. Thanks.
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Re: Return of the Pike Pool (103) John Carver

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OLDESOX wrote: Sat Dec 03 2022 16:11 -
nice one john,
see you on the bank some time
Yes Malcolm, just started back on there.
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