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August 07, 2006

Braid Knots (50-Pound Test)

Braid Knots (50-Pound Test)

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      KNOT TEST -- 50-POUND BRAIDED LINE (Power Pro)

% Actual Strength Knot How Tied Mean Break (lb.)   % of Spool Strength Var. 
      Double Line
 88% BIMINI TWIST single line, 12 turns, 2 locks (10 tests)  57.1  114% M
 77% BIMINI TWIST single line, 20 turns, 2 locks (10 tests)    49.7  99%  H
 53% SPIDER HITCH single line, doubled at knot, 4 times through   34.5  69%  M
 49% BIMINI TWIST single line, doubled at knot, 40 turns  31.8  64%  M
 46% 90% SPECTRA KNOT single line, 12 times through, 2 locks  29.6  59%  L
 44% 90% SPECTRA KNOT single line, 12 times through  28.3  57%  L
 44% SPIDER HITCH single line, 6 times through  26.8  54%  L
 39% 90% SPECTRA KNOT single line, 6 times through  26.8  54%  L
 38% BIMINI TWIST single line, 40 turns  24.4  49%  M
 27% BIMINI TWIST single line, 60 turns  17.6  35%  L
      Line to Leader
 86% YUCATAN double line, 10 wraps  58.5  117%  H
 78% YUCATAN double line, 7 wraps  50.4  101%  L
 74% SURGEON'S double line, 7 times through  50.4  101%  L
 66% SURGEON'S single line, doubled at knot, 7 times through  43.0  86%  L
 58% SURGEON'S single line, 10 times through  37.8  76%  L
 55% SURGEON'S single line, doubled at knot, 4 times through, 2 locks  35.9  72%  L
 47% UNI TO UNI single line, doubled at knot braid 8 times through/mono 4 times through  30.6  61%  L
 46% UNI TO UNI single line, braid 8 turns through, mono 4 times through  30.1  60%  L
     Splice, Line to Line
 63% UNI TO UNI double line, 7 times through, 2 locks  43.2  86%  H
 42% UNI TO UNI single line, doubled at knot, 1 lock, 10 times through  43.2  54%  L
 23% BLOOD  single line, 10 wraps each side  15.0  30%  L
      Line to Swivel/ Tackle
 67% UNI single line, braid doubled at knot, 8 times through  43.5  87% L
 64% IMPROVED CLINCH single line, doubled at knot, 12 turns  41.5  83% M
 56% PALOMAR single line, 3 times through, 2 locks  36.5  73%
      Standard deviation: 0-3 = L (low), 3+-6 = M (moderate), 6+ = H (high)

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