re-enforced "If it don't break, it's too heavy!"<
WRONG, WRONG, WRONG!!!!! ;-) Maybe you need to get out more often and
try to expand your years old paradigms about spectra and sleeving! My last
thread on this tired old subject(see knot again:-). ) clearly took care of
the Old weak knot theory. Try the Bimini wrap. A relatively new fishing
knot that claims to retain 100% of the line strength!!! I haven't tried
it yet but I also find that three overhand knots on UNSLEEVED spectra to
hold nicely. As for Corykites statement about high abrasion (hey Corey!)
Yes he has a point. There are situations that spectra will wear, such as
the metal loop on flexi's, but a small link line usually suffices.
Now, since I have been called both pathetic and a heretic online, Please
allow me give you MY complete guide to not sleeving spectra.
1. cut spectra into even lengths.
2. Tie three overhand knots or the bimini wrap.
3. fly your kite!!!!!!
Disclaimer: I have nothing against sleeving really! I have just found it
to be a big waste of time! The only thing I have an issue with is the
belief that all sorts of bad things will happen if you don't sleeve. I
have competed for the last three years without sleeves and Never had a
line break at the knot. I buggy with unsleeved spectra and have had NO
problems. Please, try it. You may like it. Try breaking unsleeved
spectra (tied correctly) and see for yourself. Try the new Bimini wrap!
As Marty stated, spectra is very abrasion resistant. You are correct sir.
Just try not to let the spectra slip at the knot as this causes the
spectra to melt and break. Come on people try it and tell me what you
think. plus, all you closet non-sleevers and wanna be's speak up!!!
(you didn't think I would be quiet on this subject did you?)
Be a rebel, fly sleeveless!!!! John.