Dyneema is a high-tech woven synthetic fibre made by DSM, and is used in many brands of braided fishing line, including Raptor, Spiderwire, Sufix and Power Pro. Dyneema is soft and supple, has no memory, floats on water, and has virtually no stretch. It is also slippery, which can make tying knots a challenge. Certain knots hold better than others. There are hundreds of fishing knots for every type of connection. The palomar knot is the best knot for joining Dyneema line to an object with a loop, such as a hook or swivel.
- Skill level:
Double the line back on itself to make a loop about three inches long.
Insert the loop through the hole of the object you want to tie to the line, and wrap the loop around the doubled line in a loose overhand knot.
Draw the loop end over the object you are tying on.
Wet the knot before drawing it tight to avoid damaging the line from the friction of the line sliding over itself.
Test the knot by pulling firmly on the ends. If the knot slips more than about 1/2", retie the knot.
Tips and warnings
- Cut off or replace line that has been frayed. Fraying weakens the line, and it may break under pressure of a strong fish.
- Ensure knots that have wraps draw snugly when pulling the ends, and that the coils lie tightly against one another.
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