Main Line / Shock Leader Knot

This knot is used to connect a strong shock leader (typically 50lb – 80lb breaking strain) to a weaker main line of 12 – 20lb. This is the strongest and safest way of tying together two lines of different breaking strains and is most commonly used as the join between the main line on a reel and the stronger shock leader line which absorbs the power of a cast.

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