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I have some JB100 hollow on one of my Accurates. Going on a 8 day trip in July and was wondering if I can crimp 40 pound into 100 pound hollow. Will the 40 pound crimp, crimp up securely enough. Thanks fellas in advance.
 

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ragenflacher said:
I have some JB100 hollow on one of my Accurates. Going on a 8 day trip in July and was wondering if I can crimp 40 pound into 100 pound hollow. Will the 40 pound crimp, crimp up securely enough. Thanks fellas in advance.
Yes, you can.
However, if it were me, I would splice in a 30 foot length of hollow 80, or hollow 130, or even hollow 200#.
Personally, I find the hollow 60 and hollow 100 the two hardest to work with. Something about the weave. I find the hollow 80 and the hollow 200 the easiest to work with.
Remember, you'll be doing the rest of your connections on a rolling windy boat!
 

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ragenflacher said:
I have some JB100 hollow on one of my Accurates. Going on a 8 day trip in July and was wondering if I can crimp 40 pound into 100 pound hollow. Will the 40 pound crimp, crimp up securely enough. Thanks fellas in advance.
Personally, I would not do it. 40 into 80 hollow is the smallest that will fit without slipping. 40 into 100 is very iffy. Go to a smaller reel with 80 hollow or drop to the 60 hollow and splice in a short 80 hollow.
 

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Ahhh, that study's overrated Mel. I fish mostly 40#, usually do 2 5 day trips, an 8 day and a 10 day a year, use mostly 40# test, and it works fine in 130# hollow no problem. I know you and Basil are adamant about this, but I'm living fishing proof it's ok.
However, stay away from the colored spectra! The glue will not hook the spectra to the flouro or mono. Guaranteed.
But then, I'm not a fan of any green spectra, and that's no secret.
 

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"I'm living fishing proof it's ok." Me, too. Call it luck if you will. Was a time I struggled getting a Burns needle for 50 lb mono into 80 lb JB Hollow, so I used 130 lb. Crimped it, glued it and caught a 97 lb Yellowfin. Now I seldom use the needles and just sand the end of the mono or fluoro before inserting it into the hollow. And yes, I use 80 lb hollow for 50 lb mono.;) Of course, then there was the time I forgot to crimp the crimp, but I hate that story. I believe that the finger cuff is awfully strong. But if it were me, I'd be fishing something a little smaller than a reel that has capacity for that much 100 lb spectra. Which reel is it? If that's the way it's going to be, then I guess a spliced loop and some pre-made wind-ons would be the way I would go. "I find the hollow 60 and hollow 100 the two hardest to work with." Have not done anything with the 100 lb but did just spool up a new reel with 300 yards of 60 lb. It's a loosey goosey weave, but I went with it to see what I could do. Managed to splice a loop in the end of it and make up a couple of 40 lb flouro leaders, too. But, in the future, I think I'll use 80 lb hollow for wind-on leaders up to 60 lb and maybe even 80 lb. It's a dream to work with.

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ragenflacher said:
I have some JB100 hollow on one of my Accurates. Going on a 8 day trip in July and was wondering if I can crimp 40 pound into 100 pound hollow. Will the 40 pound crimp, crimp up securely enough. Thanks fellas in advance.
Uni to Uni and your all set with 40#. I hate the 60# hollow spectra and don't have any experience with the 100#.
 

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Agree with you on the 60&100. Its a pain to work with. I just use the 80# for a majority of LTL's. Easier an can handle just about anything. As far as why not just uni to uni, most people will throw away there fluro were most of us will keep the LTL for another time. Just my .02 I try an use one crimp size smaller for a more secure crimp. My last box of crimps I picked up from Sato, I found alot of crimps "solid", unable to use. Has anyone else had/have this problem? At $150 a pop, this shoulden't happen. Ray

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Iron Thrower said:
Agree with you on the 60&100. Its a pain to work with. I just use the 80# for a majority of LTL's. Easier an can handle just about anything. As far as why not just uni to uni, most people will throw away there fluro were most of us will keep the LTL for another time. Just my .02 I try an use one crimp size smaller for a more secure crimp. My last box of crimps I picked up from Sato, I found alot of crimps "solid", unable to use. Has anyone else had/have this problem? At $150 a pop, this shoulden't happen.

Ray

What everyone needs is a good friend like Iron Thrower......he's my LTL fabricator.....I don't leave home or go fishing without him......LOL

I don't have the patience to make em, maybe when I [email protected](

Hey Ray call Gary about the defective crimps...I'm sure he'll make it right.
 

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When I posted that reply about crimping, I was NO WAY bashing Sato on his crimps. I was just wondering if anyone else had this problem. I have used his product for along time an am extremely happy with his crimps. It was really no big deal too me an if it was I would have called him an explain the problem. Well on the way this morning to a job site, I received a call from Gary an offered to replace the crimps that were defective. I explained to him that I was Happy with his product an not too worry about it. He insisted on replacing them an KNOWS I was not bashing him or his product. Now that speaks beyond words on his reputation an a stand up guy who services our needs in this sport. Thanks Jim for the info, an Fishy, I need your Fluoro if you want those LTL's.. Thanks again Gary.

Ray
 
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