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Old 08-10-2009, 09:00 PM
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Hollow Spectra VI: Windon Leader Field Test Photos

A little over a week ago, we got to read the exciting story Heartbreak Is ......, about a long 4 hour 45 minute fight with an 80" class Bluefin that ended with a broken Owner hook just as it was about to be "stuck".

A part of that story was that they had agreed to try my new spliced-leader design. The key parts being a new small no-glue, no-wrap Serve and a short 12" splice that has been designed for casting distance and to withstand the high speed trips through the guides that come with spin-casting.

I got the leader they used back this past weekend and have been dissecting it to see how it fared. I was interested in whether the Splice or Serve had moved, whether the Loop to Loop had worn, and whether the tag end of the mono had started to chafe the hollow Spectra. I also examined the Triple Surgeon's Loop that they had used for the mainline loop.

Other than the expected, cosmetic abrasion of the Jinkai mono near the terminal tackle end from rubbing against the fish, the Splice, Serve, loops, and loop to loop were undamaged, photos below.

The Triple Surgeon's knot used for the mainline loop was solid as a rock and showed no signs of slipping or fatigue.

Although the results for the Serve and Splice are particular to my design implementation, the single loop to loop connection (which was squeezed to a dot) between a windon leader and a triple Surgeon's in the mainline can stand up to a very long fight with a big fish.
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