- Dec 23, 2018
So you have gone into an area that has peaked my curiosity recently. The chemical makeup of fluorocarbon suggests that a slow process when tying and crimping it may be beneficial to a stronger connection.I guess what I asked was a little vague ..... I would be interested in knowing if there were certain knots that were stronger when using 100# test mono that may not be as strong when using, for example 15# test.
Mono and Flouro have different chemical/physical properties. I'd love to know if this affected knot strength when compared to mono.
Great topic ..... cool machine !!
We recently finished testing several hundred crimped connections. Different tools, materials, and crimps.
We think that slowly crimping fluorocarbon may lead to a stronger connection as the material wants to fracture based on how its actually produced. More testing is needed to see if this hypothesis is true or not.
It could be that slowly cinching the knot using fluorocarbon may be a better alternative?
And yes, it would be interesting to see if some knots test better than others at certain stated and ABS ratings.
That - is a great deal of work!