Posted 21 January 2008 - 09:02 PM
Sometimes when things get crazy and you need to tie a knot in the wind while your buddies are all hooked up can make you crazy. I can tie a bimini in about one minute. A Uni to Uni takes about 25 seconds. This knot can be tied in thirteen seconds and is very small and strong. It's smaller than a uni to uni.
I tied it ten times with 80lb braid to 80lb mono and I couldn't break any of the knots. It is easy and fast. Very little practice is needed to perfect the knot. Give it a try. I like it.
Alberto's Knot - Fishing Knot Article
Posted 21 January 2008 - 11:07 PM
Posted 22 January 2008 - 04:02 AM
Posted 22 January 2008 - 05:10 AM
Test it ,me and a friend messed around one day testing different knots tied braid to mono, when tied rite the knot doesnt break, I was amazed in how much difference there was!
Is there any reason to believe it's any stronger than an Albright with the same number of wraps?
Posted 22 January 2008 - 09:01 AM
Posted 22 January 2008 - 09:01 AM
a bimini in 1 minute!?!?!?!?!:eek:
I believe you - I just want to see a video, that's impressive!
Posted 22 January 2008 - 09:30 AM
I first tie a short loop for the pull through and set aside. I use a ball glass canning jar. I make a loop around the jar, then lift it up and give it a spin. One spin will make close to 12 turns.
Then place the jar back on the table and make 8 reverse turns, place down the pre made loop, make four more turns, put the line through the loop, pull on the loop and tighten the knot. That's it. Takes about one minute with practice.
On a boat, I use the palm end of a 30 or 50 reel. I have to manually make the 12 turns and manually the 12 opposite turns. It might take a minute and a half or up to two minutes on a boat.
When making double line bimini's 14 feet long out on mono for marlin trolling, a helper is nice. But, it can be done by your self. I still use 20 turns on mono. Long double lines are a must for trolling big lures.
Alberto Knie is an excellent photographer. I seen some his work. I believe some of his photo's have made the covers of the sportsfishing magazines.
Posted 22 January 2008 - 12:00 PM
1. Run the shock leader up through the false loop about 10".
2. With your index finger and thumb, pinch the leader and the end of the loop and then wrap the leader twelve to fifteen times around the doubled line.
3. Run the tag of the leader back between the leader and the double lines and through the loop, leaving about 4-5" of leader tag extending from the loop.
4. Cinch the knot down tight by moistening and pulling both the leader and the double line portion of the running line. Do not pull on the leader tag end!
5.The braided tag end is tied of to running braid using several half hitches followed by a triple wrapped half hitch.
6.The flurocarbon tag end is tied of to the running flurocarbon using a double wrapped half hitch.
Posted 22 January 2008 - 12:10 PM
Posted 22 January 2008 - 12:24 PM
Posted 22 January 2008 - 12:54 PM
left hand to hold the loop, right to make and spread the twist and teeth to feed the tag end on the reverse wrap.
It take me as long to tie in the finishing half hitches as it does to
make the twist.
Keeping tension on the main line is the important step for me.
Used to waste time finding a place to set a rod to keep this tension.
I've standardised by setting the rod\reel behind me with the rod laying forward over my left sholder and the tip about 2 feet above my head.
Posted 22 January 2008 - 01:03 PM
Tuna... it's what's for dinner!
Posted 22 January 2008 - 02:05 PM
Posted 22 January 2008 - 05:27 PM
Posted 22 January 2008 - 07:10 PM
I hope these pictures help with what I was trying to explain in my above post. Let me first say that it is very very difficult to try and take pictures of yourself tying a knot. It's almost impossible to hold the twist tight with one hand and hold a camera in the other. The pictures aren't that great, but I think they will help.
I don't tie the bimini with the half hitches to close off the knot. I was taught this method in the pictures by Gunsmoke in high school. That's when he had the patients to teach. I've been tying it for years and I am comfortable and confident with the results. It's been very reliable for me.
Posted 22 January 2008 - 07:13 PM
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