It’s the same nail-knot, just the application is different.
“nonhollow" flyline.? You never made the end of the flyline hollow with a needle and insert the leader through that? Makes a cleaner connection. Check this out;
No tag end of the flyline flopping around. Pretty much where this idea came from!
I have not practiced the Sato’s Crimp System, but a lot of idea’s are the same. I do have one reservation of Sato’s system, that my system solves (I think?). I know that the Sato’s System is proven and It works!, but in my mind, I think that that crimp will do line damage, especially after a fish packs that line on the spool! The first fish is safe, but what about the second fish and the spectra under the crimp? Are you suppose too strip off a couple of layers of spectra before attaching the next crimp? I would! I dunno know! Like I said, I have not practice Sato’s System!
I hope you are not comparing this image to the finish product? As this image was to show how to tie the nail-knot only. There are a few things wrong with it as a finished product! 1. Hi-Vis spectra was recommended to me as NOT to be use as a finger-trap connection. The color is coated on and may act as a contaminate. 2. 30# mono was use as the tying mono, could use a smaller diameter mono for a smaller profile.
Stealthy? Compare to my other serves (bow server, half-hitch), this has a much smaller profile! I also believe that I can get a tighter serve with a nail-knot then with the bow server or half-hitches.
Mono#? Still under development, If I go too lite, I lose the expansion factor; too heavy I get a big profile. How many different mono # do you think the average long-range fisherman has?
You need to go back to Sally’s and check out the nail clippers! What tag ends?
I have not practiced the Sato’s Crimp System, so for me it’s hard to say! You’ve listed one already! I stated my concerns early in this post.
There is an ethical tackle question that Hara-San brought up in another post that got me thinking.
What if :
Moon had build your rods,
Basil or Sato provided your connections,
Guyster’s provide the ringed hooks,
Hawk or Cofe serviced your reels,
Cal or Baker enhanced your reels,
The deckhand that tied the knots and baited your hook,
Who really caught that fish???
I’m not saying that there is anything wrong with their services or product and that there is still some things I can’t handle that these people can handle, but I would like to take more of the credit of that fish! To me, this would be the biggest advantage over the Sato’s system!
Thanks for the suggestion on Pliobond, I guess I”ll have to do some testing of my own to see what I like in glues. I’m thinking that nothing will stick to spectra, but the bond is with the spectra weave? Waiting on the results of your spectra glue post!
I check out JAK’s web site, I think that the nylon that they use is for rod building. The site is good research, I have not figured out how they insert their mono for a double wall construction?, but thanks!