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  1. On 1/18/2020 at 12:52 PM, The Troll said:


    Searched and can't find anything! I have a convector 45. Setting up a 45lb bloodrun 150 with 50lb PP and a 250 copper on a convector 55. how much backing will they take? I'm not a mathematician so the formulas are Chinese.


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  2. 21 minutes ago, Divemaster said:

    OP, are you referring to J-Plugs or Crankbait style plugs? I use the latter quite often, X-Raps, Bay Rat LXDs, and my favorite, M-2 Flatfish. Mainly troll them slow for Lakers and cast-and-retrieve them for all Salmonids. Rip fast at first to get them down then reel in slowly .

    j plugs & cut plugs

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  3. Problem is guys that you want your reels filled to full capacity. If you are using Okuma 30 series reels then you will need to put a couple hundred feet of mono (or anything) as backer plus 1000' of wire to make the spools full. uni knot or an albright knot will work for that connection.

  4. Getting ready to tie my first copper rigs, Silly question for Legacy... How do you tie the leader palomar knot to swivel on the end of your copper when the swivel is already hay wired/shrink tubed? Don't you have to pass the loop over the swivel? I wouldn't want to tie leader to swivel before shrink tube being heated. What am I missing?


    2 ways to do it...

    1. tie your leader to your swivel and then attach to copper with haywire twist.

    2. tie your swivel on to your copper with haywire twist. typically when you tie a palomar knot you pass the swivel through the loop... instead of that pass the opposite end through the loop. you will end up with the same out come. You may have to try it to understand what i mean.

    If done right your leader will never be in danger while heating your shrink tubing. Your not heating the swivel and your not covering the swivel with shrink tubing. your just trying to cover the haywire twist.


    -put a wrap of electrical tape around reel spool (helps prevent backing from slipping on spool)

    -attach backer to spool with an arbor knot

    -spool on desired amount of backing

    -tie on Spro #3 heavy swivel for backer to copper connection

    -Palomar knot for braid to swivel connection

    -if using braid as backer… burn and melt tag end to create a ball. This will protect against knot slippage

    -haywire twist for copper to swivel connection

    -3/4-1” of shrink tube to cover haywire twist

    -spool on desired length of copper

    -tie on Spro #3 heavy swivel for copper to leader connection

    -haywire twist for copper to swivel connection

    -1” of shrink tube to cover haywire twist

    -Palomar knot for leader to swivel connection

    -spool on desired length of leader

    -tie on Spro coast lock swivel to business end with Palomar knot

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