How to Splice Braided Line

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Fishermen use braided line because it is stronger than monofilament line of the same diameter, and because it has less stretch, which makes it more sensitive. But many anglers who use braided line connect it to monofilament. They often put a monofilament backing on it, which prevents it from slipping on the spool of the reel. And some anglers use a monofilament leader, since it is less visible than braided line. Wherever they connect the braid to the monofilament, a blood knot is the best choice for splicing the two.

Things You'll Need

  • Monofilament line
  • Scissors
  • Lay the two lines so they are parallel to each other, but facing opposite directions. About 12 inches of line should overlap.

  • Wrap the monofilament line around the braided line six times. Bring the tag end of the line back over the wraps and slide it through the loop created where the braided line and monofilament lines cross.

  • Wrap the braided line around the monofilament line six times. Bring the tag end of the line back over the wraps and slide it through the loop created where the braided line and the monofilament line cross.

  • Pull on the two ends of the line to tighten the knot.

  • Cut the tag ends of the lines so they are 1/8 inch long.

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