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Fresh Water Fishing Discussion / Re: Nanofil Line per Berkley
« Last post by BigFran-BassHunter on July 15, 2018, 11:56:24 AM »
Everyone has their favorite knot.
I always used a Uni to Uni for Braid to Fluoro. But it eventually slipped with the Nanofil line
BUT Nanofil isn't a braid and it's very slippery.You have to experiment with different knots for this line. So far the FG knot is working for me. No knot slips so far!!
I am basically a shore Finesse fisherman anymore. So it's very light line and a light leader.
 I had to sell my Jon boat because I couldn't handle all the work by myself anymore. The Deep Cell Battery got really too heavy for me to carry on and off the boat.
Most of the small lakes I fished had no slip to use so it was drag the boat and carry the battery, motor, equipment on and off. Than load the boat back on the tralor.
Got to be too much for me. So now I am a shore fisherman. Freshwater. Don't get OLD!!!  LOL

Fran
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Fresh Water Fishing Discussion / Re: Nanofil Line per Berkley
« Last post by Jig Man on July 14, 2018, 09:05:52 PM »
I gave that knot a try.  I'm just going to stick with the Pitzen knot that I have used for a long time.  It takes about 10 seconds to tie and I can tie it with gloves on in the winter time.
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Fresh Water Fishing Discussion / Re: Nanofil Line per Berkley
« Last post by BigFran-BassHunter on July 14, 2018, 05:31:16 PM »
It takes me a while to tie the FG knot. But I persist and get it done even if it takes me a few times to get it right. Sometimes it's frustrating.
My eyes aren't what they were. And my hands and fingers are a little stiff.
being 78 isn't a pleasure as people think it is. These are not your Golden Years by far.
I am now following fishing Pro Shaw Gribsy's suggestion. I now use a 20-25 foot fluoro leader.
On the Nanofil i use 25 wraps than two 1/2 hitches. Than I really wet the knot and tighten it as much as I can . Than cut the tag fluoro off. Than i make another 1/2 hitch with 6 wraps of the Nanofil and tighten it down. This really holds the Nanofil from slipping I hope. So far so good.
Fran
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Fresh Water Fishing Discussion / Re: Nanofil Line per Berkley
« Last post by bassobsessed on July 14, 2018, 02:00:09 PM »
Fran you must be tying a great knot and if your catching fish and you are not having any problems as the old saying goes . "If it ain't broke don't fix it".  I tried tying the FG knot takes me to long also the arthritis in my hands is not doing me any favors .
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Fresh Water Fishing Discussion / Nanofil Line per Berkley
« Last post by BigFran-BassHunter on July 11, 2018, 12:42:57 PM »
I talked to Berkley Fishing and they told me that they don't recommend using a leader with the Nanofil line at all!!The knots will slip he told me!!
I have tied 10lb Nanofil with a FG knot to 7,8 and 10lb Fluoro with no problems so far with the Nanofil with the FG knot not slipping.. I use a 25 wrap on the Fluoro to the Nanofil. Being careful that the FG knot is correct.
Anyone else have any suggestions? Please advise.
I do like this line but I use a Fluoro leader all the time.

Fran
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Fresh Water Fishing Discussion / Re: Fishing is tuff !
« Last post by Jig Man on July 11, 2018, 06:40:44 AM »
I'd take a day like that anytime.  It has been weeks since I have caught more than a handful.
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Fresh Water Fishing Discussion / Re: Fishing is tuff !
« Last post by virginiabass4492 on July 10, 2018, 07:41:47 PM »
same here, reservoir was built  for drinking water for city and was scraped clean some trees have fallen around edges but mostly everything is on points  OR suspended . went to another reservoir  today and caught about 15 bass biggest being  5.1 lbs.  most were caught on a 1.5 crankbait, got 1 on a swimming jig. water  was 80 degrees.started at 7 am was off water  by  12  temp was  91 by than  lol. aver all it was a good day.
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Fresh Water Fishing Discussion / Re: Fishing is tuff !
« Last post by Jig Man on July 10, 2018, 04:10:21 PM »
Go to Texas and whacky rigged worms.  Also floating worms on top of the grass,

We don't have any grass or weeds in our lakes.  They are high land rocky impoundments.  I have fished all kinds of baits from the bank to 40' deep.  I think the fish are out cruising around shad schools.
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Fresh Water Fishing Discussion / Re: Fishing is tuff !
« Last post by G3boats on July 10, 2018, 09:17:56 AM »
Go to Texas and whacky rigged worms.  Also floating worms on top of the grass,
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Fresh Water Fishing Discussion / Re: Fishing is tuff !
« Last post by virginiabass4492 on July 04, 2018, 01:18:51 PM »
Good job.
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