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Knots in lines


Hello all,

does anyone have advice for getting knots out of my lines? not sure how it happened, must have missed them laying out my lines and they are now pulled really tight. I wonder if it is better to leave them in or risk damaging the lines while trying to get them out. there are two knots half way up one of my front lines. any thoughts...

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Re: Knots in lines


don't leave them in, they will eventually cut into themselves and break. I've heard of a couple of tricks to try. But do so at your own risk emoticon One guy I met swears by this one (it's kinda gross) work the knot out with your teeth, and the whole time you're working on it keep soaking it in your own saliva, apparently it helps loosen the knot. The other less gross option is to smack the knot on a hard surface with a hammer. Also supposed to loosen the knot enough to get it out. Good luck!
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Re: Knots in lines


The wet with teeth works. Also you can use needle nose pliers and or a needle to help start it. Just be slow and patient and it will come. The spectra is really tough and I have done this a dozen times and never trashed a line yet. For sure better to get them out as Ken says.

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Initially give your finger nails a tri that usually works unless you have already loaded the knot!! 8-/

I've used both methods for knots that were previously loaded and they both work well. Pliers method is a little faster as you can pull exactly where you need to.

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Re: Knots in lines


Thanks for the tips guys. I will give it a go.


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