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Re-tying #12771293
05/27/18 06:29 PM
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Jack County
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How often do you re-tie your baits on? You just fish all day or cut it lose and re-tie every so may cast?


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Re: Re-tying [Re: JavelinJ] #12771298
05/27/18 06:32 PM
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I retie several times during the day. Salt Cedars are extremely hard on fishing line.


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Re: Re-tying [Re: JavelinJ] #12771301
05/27/18 06:39 PM
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Feel and look for nicks, abrasions, and other line defects regularly
If you detect any, retie

On average, if Iím fishing thick timber with the same set up, Iíll retie once every 3hrs


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Re: Re-tying [Re: JavelinJ] #12771332
05/27/18 07:16 PM
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I retie anytime I feel a nick plus 1-2 extra times a day. You never know when a giant will bite.

Re: Re-tying [Re: JavelinJ] #12771360
05/27/18 07:41 PM
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I retie when my line gets knicked up or I caught quite a few. Some times I wonít retie for couple trips depending on what Iím using


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Re: Re-tying [Re: JavelinJ] #12771410
05/27/18 08:21 PM
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I retie usually after I break off a fish..LOL If I have caught several and I see that the line is frayed from it dragging over the mouth of the fish I retie then also.

Re: Re-tying [Re: JavelinJ] #12771731
05/28/18 02:35 AM
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I check for line damage and retie if I find any damage or always after catching a big fish, say 6+. Maybe superstitious but that's what I do. For braid, I retie much less frequently but will if I see fraying.

Re: Re-tying [Re: stringwise] #12771737
05/28/18 02:41 AM
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Originally Posted By: stringwise
I check for line damage and retie if I find any damage or always after catching a big fish, say 6+. Maybe superstitious but that's what I do. For braid, I retie much less frequently but will if I see fraying.
usually retie after a big fish too......because my hooks usually swimming around still in the fish.

I wish I would have retied my before I tossed out that whacky rig this evening. I missed a big blow up on a frog and did the "cool" thing and tossed it out real quick.....well.....it swam off with it. The battle lasted about 5 minutes and boink! Off she went.


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Re: Re-tying [Re: JavelinJ] #12771813
05/28/18 04:17 AM
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If I see enough damage to think it will break. Sometimes i dont then either lol. You would be amazed at what 20lb line will handle

Re: Re-tying [Re: JavelinJ] #12771884
05/28/18 11:52 AM
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What is interesting is how extremely developed our tactile or sense of touch is.

Most people when they reach for a single sheet of paper from a ream can actually "feel" the difference if they inadvertently pick up two pieces instead of one Paper is often around 2/1000ths of an inch thick.

For braid, the signs will be more visual; but, for mono or fluoro you will be able to feel the tiniest of imperfections.

For mono, the line will weaken and so will its knots after fishing with it.

At the bare minimum, I'd think all terminal and junction knots should be tied before each time out. Many don't even do this.

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Re: Re-tying [Re: JavelinJ] #12771961
05/28/18 01:37 PM
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If you are fishing soft plastics, you may need to retie after each fish. Most fish over 2# will have the bait in their mouths deep enough their teeth will fray your line slightly. Always look closely at the line near the knot after each fish.

You may not need to retie after a fish on a crank or a moving bait if the fish didn't get into the brush as you were playing it. If the fish had the bait deep in its mouth, again look closely at the line just above the knot.

I retie a lot. Once you become proficient at tying the palomar knot you can tie it so fast it is crazy not to. Unless I am fishing heavy 50-65 braid, I will retie after nearly every fish. thumb

Re: Re-tying [Re: JavelinJ] #12771986
05/28/18 02:04 PM
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sometimes will cut a foot or so of line off as well, you'd be amazed at what catching them around rocks in South Texas will do to the upper end of the line.

Re: Re-tying [Re: JavelinJ] #12772044
05/28/18 03:07 PM
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Not nearly enough, I like to give the fish a sporting chance lol.

Re: Re-tying [Re: rj74955] #12772046
05/28/18 03:14 PM
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Re: Re-tying [Re: JavelinJ] #12772072
05/28/18 03:46 PM
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Whenever I feel a rough spot, go another 2 feet and cut.

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