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 Posted: Mon May 7th, 2012 09:40 am
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Nepptune



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Alan - As Bennie asks, are you using the heavy braid as a casting leader? I know Dean and Co were doing this in the past, so I'm assuming this is what you are after...

Regarding braid to braid, I don't know that I would trust the PR Knot to be the best as the PR relies on the non stretch braid, compressing and "biting: into the mono for grip and strength.... you might lose this when using braid tyo braid...

PR knot is also a little time consuming, and while can get much quicker and easier with prctise, the reason it is so popular is its strenth, but also its incredibly smooth connection when tying braid to heavy mono leaders....

While 150 to 250lb braid is thick stuff, it doesn't come close to the thickness of 150lb to 240lb Mono, so I wouldn't really seee the need for a PR anyway...

Could you not look at rather a Catspaw type connection? If you stritch a small loop into the end of your mainline braid, and do the same for the heavy braid, ann just catspaw the two together? This is a pretty simple, quick, streamlined and strong connection....