A stronger knot than the uni-knot

Discussion in 'Fishing Line Review' started by Eich, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Eich

    Eich New Member

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    Just saw this in my latest North American Fishinf Club magazine and thought that some of you would find it interesting. Here it is :

    http://www.fnflures.com/
     
  2. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    Looks like a big knot lol
     

  3. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for sharing. Interesting and easy to tie. Was successful on the first try.
     
  4. Dave53

    Dave53 New Member

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    Would have loved to see that knot...but photo bucket is not allowed on this computer..have any place else that would show it?
     
  5. Catfishboy1995

    Catfishboy1995 New Member

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    I want to knoe where the H@!! he got a 18/0 worm hook...damn is he using rabbits for bait..lmao!!
     
  6. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    Interesting knot, looks easy to tie, seems the number of times the tag goes thru the loop ain't that important too. He did it 5-7 times.
     
  7. catwhisper

    catwhisper New Member

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    i tried it with some 50# mono and wrapped it 5 times and wet it and it does not work as easy as it looks.
     
  8. JoshFisher

    JoshFisher New Member

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    haha so i guess this knot is the best? new knots make me nervous:embarassed:
     
  9. ramon06

    ramon06 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I just tied a few, I am very nervous to try these knots this weekend but they are supposedly the strongest on the planet. These knots are a piece of cake on 80# PP, just tied 2 from the braid to my leader on 2 different rods. I was able to get them right the first time with the braid. I also used it on my 60# mono leaders, messed up twice but I got it, the braid was easiest. Will try these this weekend, they appear to be stronger than the uni-knot. If I lose a monster on this knot I will kill someone, probably starting with myself. The uni-knot was the first knot I learned to tie when I was 10 and it is the only knot I have used in the past 22 years other than the braid-mono knot for the backing. I will report this weekend
     
  10. catfishinsc

    catfishinsc New Member

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  11. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Actually, that is the key. WE do NOT use WORM hooks for catfishin'. I will stick with the snell because of the angle the hook takes in relation to the line, when tied, which results in a better hookup ratio. The knot that was posted was indeed a great knot for certain applications, just not for catfishin' Just MHO.

    http://www.fishingkites.co.nz/fishingknots/snell_fishing_knots.html


    Bill in SC
     
  12. ramon06

    ramon06 Well-Known Member

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    Knot worked out ok, only caught 3 fish today a 25# blue, a 20# blue both on the same rod with 80#Power Pro and I got a 5LB on my bait pole which I used the knot also with only 8#-1 diameter Power pro and the knots held up. Before I left the river I was hung up on the same pole I got the 2 big ones on and couldnt get loose until we lifted the anchor and bagged up then the knot finally gave :wink: They seem so strong on the power pro, obviously they work on my mono leader too, but when you tighten up the knot on the braid it really feels strong. will report again tomorrow on my next trip
     
  13. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    Looks like an easy to tie, effective knot for me..Will see if I can remember how to tie it from memory a bit later!!

    Also, Thanks for the report Ramon,, nice catch!!
     
  14. ramon06

    ramon06 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you sir, after I tied 4-6 knots I got that knot by memory now, didnt even have to look at the diagram this evening when I was retieing rigs
     
  15. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-Known Member

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    Right on Bill ..... and Merry Christmas to you and the BOC
     
  16. brian88b

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    "To Snell With That Knot" , lol. Really it seems like an ok knot little tuff with mono but I'm just partial to the snell my self It's never let me down. :big_smile:
     
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  18. snakeman76

    snakeman76 New Member

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    Think I like the snell better that is a little much for me
     
  19. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

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    Looks like a variation of the Uni-Knot that double wraps the hook eye
    like the Trilene Knot does. I've done that on ring eye hooks like a box
    of galvanized Tru-Turns designed for limbline or trotline use that my
    wife got me back a few Christmases ago. I didn't try to name the
    knot after me, I just figured the knot would work a little better with
    the extra wrap thru the hook eye. Must be why I can't seem to lose
    enough of those 5/0 Tru-Turns to go get me something a little more
    interesting like some blood red sickle hooks like White Wolf is selling.
    Them sickles make my fingers bleed when I am just thinking about
    testing the point. I agree that if you have a hook with a downturned
    eye that a snell just works better than any outside the hook eye
    knot, double wrap or no. Course, I'm no materials engineer...Do
    remember years back Uncle Homer Circle writing an article about
    the tested break strength of several types of knots tied in mono.
    Palamar Knot got his nod for simplicity vs. break strength I think.
     
  20. plainsman

    plainsman New Member Supporting Member

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    I tried tieing that know with some 80 lb flourocarbon and it was too stiff, also 40 lb cajun red. Probably work better with a limp line or braid. I like the rapala knot for live bait. Snelling is easier for me and heavy mono. I"m puttin hooks on some tuna jigs.