I understand how to tie the plait, but I'm confused as to how you use it in this applications.. so you use the plait as your shock leader? or as the way to connect your mainline to the shockleader? And if it's the latter, the plait has three legs, are two of the legs your shock leader material?..FisherDan said:also is an extremely strong knot.
Search the web for "Aussie Plait" and you will come up with a couple of web sites that have excellent directions on how it is tied. Takes a little practice to get the hang of how the knot is tied, particularly the finish and it takes a few minutes to tie, but is an outstanding "knot" (actually a braid or weave), but is well worth the time spent.