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carpe_diem
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carpe_diem
   Old Thread  #24 11 Feb 2024 at 9.48am  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #22
Ever thought about crimping the booms if youíre struggling to knot it cleanly? I use crimps on Korda boom and snag leader xt I think itís so much neater
doobz
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   Old Thread  #23 11 Feb 2024 at 1.39am  1  Login    Register
In reply to Post #22
Just the boom mate, then use a bristle for the hook section. I use mouthtrap 25lb no complaints
CTblahblah
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CTblahblah
   Old Thread  #22 4 Feb 2024 at 6.40pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #21
Do people use amnesia for the hinge bit of the hinge stiff rig or only the boom? I really like the amnesia as it just knots so nicely and straightens without steaming, I haven't managed to get on with any of the other materials yet, mainly struggling to knot the cleanly.
doobz
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   Old Thread  #21 3 Feb 2024 at 8.16am    Login    Register
Itís very strange, yeh everything steamed straight for me, really canít work it out, plus clear should be slightly stiffer If Iím not mistaken. Any advice on loop sizes

JayRussell
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   Old Thread  #20 3 Feb 2024 at 7.59am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #18
Iíve been using 25lb black amnesia as my boom for gosh prob over 20 years, I canít actually every remember it being tangled, I always use it on a Heli set up and Iíve never felt the need to add putty to the boom section, just be sure to give it a good stretch to straighten it out. It always seems to be presenting well when Iívebeen able to use a boat or margin fishing and can actually see the rig in the water. Iíve used it between 6 inchís and 20 inchís long - figure of 8 loop knots at each end.
doobz
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   Old Thread  #19 3 Feb 2024 at 2.12am    Login    Register
In reply to Post #18
Thanks mate, I did this with my X stiff esp rigs which Iím using for bottom baits and it was pretty much bomb proof. Thereís an old unused lake behind my actual lake Iím gonna blast my new looped hinges out on a few times. Hoping thisíll be fine now
Baitman
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Baitman
   Old Thread  #18 2 Feb 2024 at 11.23pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #17
I'd suggest spending some time casting out a few different options, loops and anti tangle sleeves, and see what is more trustworthy.
Obviously not when fishing, but when packing up so you don't wreck the swim.
Make sure you hit the clip and follow down with the rod.
doobz
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   Old Thread  #17 1 Feb 2024 at 7.36pm    Login    Register
Just to add to this insanity, I swapped to 25lb amnesia booms and to my horror the first one came back tangled. Very confused now, only thing it can be is putty in middle of rig which is very small or the anti tangle sleeve is too long and stiff (Iíd seen posts about sleeves vs loops and that sleeves can cause hooklinks to kink and tangle. Mine had a Massive kink and all wrapped up around leader.

Iím going to try a loop at swivel end and use a tungsten dropper instead of putty. If this fails I give up. Any other opinions v welcome.

As Iím generally being mobile and casting at shows and as few casts as possible
Leadclips are kind of ruled out for me
Rai
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   Old Thread  #16 18 Jan 2024 at 6.43pm    Login    Register
Not quite what you were asking but I use 15lb amnesia with a lead clip quite often as a boom on a hinge stiff rig and it never tangles.

Doesnít kick out massively but enough for me
alemac1
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alemac1
   Old Thread  #15 18 Jan 2024 at 2.10pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #13
thought of trying a lead clip with the same rigs?

was an avid heli user for donkeys years, switched in 2017 to clips due to venue rules & haven't looked back.

regularly use that combo hinge rig, camstiff 35lb boom and barely ever have issues..
Baitman
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Baitman
   Old Thread  #14 14 Jan 2024 at 1.02pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #13
I started with 20lb clear amnesia for ronnie booms but it's a bit too supple and unless you have a really balanced wafter it won't kick out perfectly.
I changed to 30lb clear amnesia and it's spot on.
I'd still use the 20lb for d rigs etc.
doobz
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   Old Thread  #13 14 Jan 2024 at 12.41pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #10
Hi Everyone

I had a shocker yesterday after being reassured that semi stiff coated braids on Helis at decent range will still be very anti tangle only to wind in to find both of my hinges tangled. Even worse they were both on very decent shows at Walthamstow

Anyway, im moving my booms off to 25lb amnesia clear, about 7 inches long for my hinges. Would you say the material is pretty solid in terms of anti tangle with its stiffness? Also I'm hoping to tie a few booms up and just keep replacing the chod section when required, is it pretty long lasting stuff?

lastly I'd seen some posts about the knots slipping over time, or to check them regularly. This may have been in relation to albright knots on combis to be fair cant remember

Any advice most most welcome

Best
D
doobz
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   Old Thread  #12 14 Jan 2024 at 12.40pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #10
Victory
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Victory
   Old Thread  #11 3 Mar 2022 at 5.07pm    Login    Register
In reply to Post #10
Ask nick says black is slightly more supple. I use it in various colours and strengths depending on what I'm using it for

I stopped using IQ2 a few years ago when I started to worry about knot strength. Was ok to start with and then the next three spools bought at different times all caused me concern.
They have all gone in the bin.
NickGordon
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NickGordon
   Old Thread  #10 2 Mar 2022 at 7.27pm  3  Login    Register
Amnesia in 20lb for me.
The black is slightly more supple than the clear.

I use it for combi-rigs to Merlin as a boom section, for mono hooklinks and as the material for D rigs.
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