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I was talking to a guy in our club and he reties after every fish he catches during our tournaments (and I have seen him do it). He said the 1 min extra he invests to retie is worth not losing a big fish. The only time i break off is cranking and a walleye nips me clean, then again I usually have 12lb fluro leader on and not catching 5 lb bass alot. He says it only takes him 1 min, but I watch him and others around, it takes him at least 4 min. Is this common to retie??

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heck no but I check and retie often .

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Nope! But i do always check the line, especially after snags or thooty creatures. If i do find any wearing in the line then i retie.

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I don't.  I do check my line after every catch or snag.  I only retie if it looks frayed or damaged.

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No. (But if I were to ever use fluorocarbon, I'd retie 3x per fish...)

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Definitely not. While I check my line often, and retie a good bit, it is nowhere near every bass landed.

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No 

But if while casting I get snagged and had to work to get it back, or dragging a C Rig over rock, or casting through wood I'll cut and retire much more often if I get a fish or not. 

 

As far as after each fish caught Ill do it only if needed after checking the line.  

 

 

 

 

 

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He's being overly cautious, which isn't necessarily a bad thing when you have cash on the line, but you do have to weigh the down time against the likelihood of your line being bad and make a decision. 

 

As for normal fishing (non-tourney), even with light leaders (fluoro or nylon) I've found I can frequently go 25-30 fish before failure, but as others have mentioned, I always do a quick check and will retie any time I feel it necessary.

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Absolutely not! But I always run my fingers over my

leader to feel for any nicks if I've come through some 

cover. If there are any, I run over again with my 

fingernails as sometimes it feels like a nick in the line

but it's just detritus attached to the line.

 

I will cut the leader if there's a lot of abrasion after a

catch, retie then. But like Brian (@Team9nine) I can go

many catches before a retie.

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No. I only retie if I need to retie. IE: The line is damaged.

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...and turn a 100 fish day into a 50 fish day .

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5 minutes ago, scaleface said:

...and turn a 100 fish day into a 50 fish day .

100 fish day !?!?!?!?!?!?!  I'd love to have a 100 fish season!

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2 minutes ago, DogBone_384 said:

100 fish day !?!?!?!?!?!?!  I'd love to have a 100 fish season!

They are not that uncommon around here .

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17 minutes ago, scaleface said:

...and turn a 100 fish day into a 50 fish day .

 

My thoughts exactly 😉

 

After every fish or hang up I run my fingers up the line about 3 or 4' & retie if necessary. The number of reties varies!

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Retie when necessary...Sometimes that means after every fish, sometimes after a few fish, sometimes without even catching a fish at all.  I'm not sure why anyone would try to assign a rigid number or schedule to it.  

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It really depends on what and where I'm fishing.  Dock skipping, I'll probably have to retie often.  Drop shot on light line, I'll be retying often as well.  Jig or T-rig in weeds on braid, not so much.

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I check my line for abrasion after every catch or snag just to be sure. I retie at least daily. If I'm catching big fish I will retie after several just to be safe. 

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lotta great info so i'll only add i think of 2lb bass or less as tightening down my knot....and 3lb+ as weakening it.  i immediately retie after anything over 3lbs

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Depends on where I'm fishing. Most of the places I fish have weeds which are less abrasive. So I don't retie after every fish. But when I'm fishing a crank bait around rocks, or any bait around rocks, I retie more than after every fish. Also if I'm fishing around logs.

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Not me ..... leader check and move on.

However, I do normally replace a used leader before my next outing.

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I usually retie after breaking off a $25 Megabass Vision:(

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I can barely remember the times I've lost a fish or lure to my line breaking off.  I must not be as forceful as some.  Last time it happened was with a northern coming out of the water to grab my lure at the boat.  Was pretty funny.

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Do you retie after every catch?

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Depends on the catch ~ 

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A-Jay

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As a rule I check the line. But I'll admit there have been times when the bite was so good I forgot and a bass swam off with my best Spook. It happened last fall and I found the bait floating in the pond a few weeks ago. I changed the hooks and cleaned it and it's good as new.

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11 hours ago, Weedless said:

I was talking to a guy in our club and he reties after every fish he catches during our tournaments (and I have seen him do it). He said the 1 min extra he invests to retie is worth not losing a big fish. The only time i break off is cranking and a walleye nips me clean, then again I usually have 12lb fluro leader on and not catching 5 lb bass alot. He says it only takes him 1 min, but I watch him and others around, it takes him at least 4 min. Is this common to retie??

Nope. I check my knot and the line and act accordingly. You want to be cautious, but you don't want to spend half the day tying knots. He could miss a big one by not having his line in the water in the first place.

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