Best knot for braided line?

Discussion in 'Fishing Line Review' started by ravenloft420, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. ravenloft420

    ravenloft420 New Member

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    I use 60 lb spiderwire with 30 lb mono leaders. I got snagged twice in the river yesterday and wrapped my line around a stick and pulled it,but instead of the mono breaking and just losing a hook, I lost 2 hooks,swivels,beads,freshly molded no-rolls. I am convinced the 60 lb didnt break but came undone instead.

    what is the best knot to use with braid to tie to the swivel? I have never had a knot come undone with mono. I was using the old tried and trued blood knot blood knot on all 3 knots. guess it doesnt work to well on the braid end.

    I dont mind losing hooks to much but I HATE!!!! losing sinkers and swivels!!
     
  2. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    Andrew, I use the palomar knot, I use 50 lb power pro.
     

  3. Trophy Hunter

    Trophy Hunter New Member

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    Bam is on the money. Palomar is the way to go.
     
  4. tspergin

    tspergin New Member

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    double palomar is recomended for braided lines wont slip and is a strong knot strength
     
  5. ravenloft420

    ravenloft420 New Member

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    what is a double palomar. never heard of it
     
  6. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    I too use about the same rigging. I can't get the preformance that others do with the Polmar Knot so what I do use is the Improved Double Clinch and glue it just before I pull it tight. For me it than gets aprox. 44#s before it fails.

    Note: Posted a lesser # in a passed post.

    Hope this may help.
    :embarassed:
     
  7. ravenloft420

    ravenloft420 New Member

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    is this 44lbs on 60 pound braid?
     
  8. Baitkiller

    Baitkiller New Member

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    Nope, it 50# Spiderwire"Stealth".

    Sorry fer not sayin so.

    :wink:
     
  9. kyjake

    kyjake New Member

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    I don't know what a double palomar is but most always use the Palomar but will check into the double.
    Jake
     
  10. fcrnnngbck25

    fcrnnngbck25 New Member

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    I use the same line and have had problems like that. I can stand losing the hook, that's no biggie but those sinkers will run you dry losing. I hope you find a successful knot.
     
  11. jim

    jim New Member

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    I use 80lb braid and leaders and tie with the UNI knot.I have tested it dozens of times on knot machines at fishing shows and it gives close to 95% efficiency.I have never had one come undone but you must use 5 turns when you tie it.:smile2:
     
  12. YellaCat

    YellaCat New Member

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    Raven, for directions on the Palomar knot, or any other knot, just do a google search and you'll find plenty of helpful diagrams.
     
  13. DemolitionMan

    DemolitionMan New Member

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    A double palomar is when you double the line and put it though the "eye" and make an "overhand" knot, give an "extra" wrap on the "overhand" before looping the hook and pulling tight....I've never used braids, but have read that most knots have to be "wrapped" more than reccomended....DemoMan
     
  14. OlDrum

    OlDrum New Member

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    Good Information
    Thanks:0a18:
     
  15. JAYNC

    JAYNC New Member

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    I use polomar knots on all my catfish gear, I use 120lb daiwa saltiga braid. I use it on mono also, its the easiest strongest knot IMHO. Just make sure you wet the mono before any knot, if you dont the heavy friction of cinching it down will severely weaken it.
     
  16. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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  17. Guthooked

    Guthooked New Member

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  18. Fishhead1

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    Check out the paperwork that comes with your Powerpro line. It shows you several knots and when/where to use them including a couple versions of the Uni knot and the basic Palomer not.
     
  19. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    palomar, nuff said. just make sure you lube it up before you tighten it up. i use the 50# power pro and 60# stren super braid.
     
  20. richinchrist1022

    richinchrist1022 New Member

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    Thanks for the info on the polamor knot. It is easy and very strong . takes less effort than tying a cinch knot . Makes for fast hook changes with added confidence, thanks again.