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Loon Knot Sense question?

Posted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 11:13 am
by troutfisher
As most of you probably know, Loon makes a product called Knot Sense, which is a liquid coating applied to knots mainly to give them strength and make them streamlined. In theory, coating the knot cements the coils together preventing failure from them slipping and cutting into each other under great stress. The coating is cured by UV light which appears to create heat when it is exposed to it. You can feel this by putting a dab on your finger and exposing it to the sun. Again in theory, any kind of heat can weaken the mono or flurocarbon we use to make our leaders. We wet our knots when we tie them to reduce heat caused by friction as the coils slide together and seat. Has anyone who has used Knot Sense had knots break and think it could have been from the heat caused during curing weakening the leader material????

Re: Loon Knot Sense question?

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:13 pm
by Caneghost
I've used it for many years, since introduced, and never had a problem. I generally use it when a leader is nail knotted to the fly line or to secure a braided loop connector to the line. It also works well to repair cuts in fly line coatings! Never had any indication of the material weakening mono, fluoro or fly lines.