The video below not only covers my latest angling session but also reveals the question that I’ve never been asked. It should be a common one but it isn’t.
I fished with the following tackle: John Wilson Masterline Debut 9’ quiver tip rod and a Shimano DL2500FA reel.
The reel was loaded with 4lb Maxima Chameleon and this went straight through to a Drennan Super Specialist size 6 hook, which was attached via a blood knot.
A size 6 Dinsmores shot and a 5mm ESP shock bead created the six inch hook-length, with a 1/4 ounce bomb above the bead.
I fished worm and loose fed red maggots. I was near a lock and cast three rod lengths out into the boat channel and open water, although the fish was caught a metre from the bank.
Used for most of my angling life (at least 50 years) without problem. Fine with both mono and braid BUT tuck is an absolute necessity with braid (and probably fluoro) as its not a matter of IF the knot will fail but WHEN WILL IT FAIL because it will…
not so important with mono as the elasticity of that line seems to lock/compress it better.
I use that one as well, Steve! In fact those two are my staple knots.