Best knot for braided line?

Discussion in 'LOCAL TENNESSEE TALK' started by tnsojaman, Aug 22, 2008.

  1. tnsojaman

    tnsojaman New Member

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    I was wondering what knot you guys use for braided line? I have always used the uni knot for mono but was not sure if it would work with braid. What about the polomar (I think that is how it is spelled) knot? Any other suggestions?
     
  2. SkipEye

    SkipEye Well-Known Member

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    Palomar works for me on braid. Easy to tie and holds strong.
     

  3. Wvawitrado

    Wvawitrado New Member

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    Palomar is ONE OF THE ONLY KNOTS SUGGESTED FOR BRAIDED LINE USE WITH NO FAILURES AND TRUE TESTAMENT TO LINE LB RATING
     
  4. Fishmaster1203

    Fishmaster1203 New Member

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    Put a little drop of super glue on it for added insurance.
     
  5. Cheez

    Cheez New Member

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    I have been using braid ever since Fenwick first came out with it many years ago. I have used nearly all the major brands and tried nearly every knot know to man. My favorite is the uniknot for braid. I use the palomar exclusively for mono but have had many pull off under a hard hookset with the palomar on braid.
     
  6. tnsojaman

    tnsojaman New Member

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    So the uniknot can be tied with braid? I have used the uniknot for years and absolutely love it. I have never had it fail unless I got in a hurry and tied it wrong. I may have to try both and see which works better for me. Thanks guys
     
  7. Wvawitrado

    Wvawitrado New Member

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  8. Wvawitrado

    Wvawitrado New Member

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    Are you sure it was tied properly I have never had one come undone I can darn near pull a tree out with my 50# braid and palomar
     
  9. crankbait77

    crankbait77 New Member

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    I agree, with that. I use 100 pound Saltiga braid, and have never had a polomar come loose. I could pull a truck of the bottom of the river without a polomar even slipping.:confused2:
     
  10. Cheez

    Cheez New Member

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    I'm pretty sure my knots were tied right. I have been fishing hard and tying knots for nearly 40 years. I never had a problem with the palomar on braid on a steady hard pull. The problem I had with the palomar on braid was when I bass fished and set the hook hard and fast with a stiff graphite rod in shallow water. I never had the problem with the uni knot. I'm sure the palomar works fine on todays braids but I lost confidence on the knot way back when braid first came out.
     
  11. Wvawitrado

    Wvawitrado New Member

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    I bet they werent as efficient when they first hit the market is right im sure the quality wasnt there yet makes sense completely
     
  12. doughboy

    doughboy New Member

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    this is the knot I have been using with the dacron braid it is real strong and wont slip
    San Diego Jam Knot Instructions:

    Step 1: Pass the line through the eye of the hook, swivel, or lure. Double back over the main line.

    Step 2: Begin making turns over the main line. The number of turns varies with line size, from 8 turns with 10lb line down to 3 turns with 40 lb.

    Step 3: Complete the appropriate number of turns, then thread the tag end of the first loop above the eye.

    Step 4: Holding the coils in place, pass the tag end through the loop created by the last coil of the knot.

    Step 5: Hold the tag end and standing line while pulling up the coils. Make sure the coils are in a spiral, not overlapping each other. Slide against the eye. Clip the tag end
     
  13. doughboy

    doughboy New Member

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  14. Wvawitrado

    Wvawitrado New Member

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    Not saying for sure but isnt that THE IMPROVED CLINCH KNOT?
     
  15. Ghosth

    Ghosth New Member

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    Single or double palomar knot, I trim the end about a half inch long. Then holding the eye of the hook I grab my lighter and melt the end a bit, just enough so that it mushrooms and makes the end bigger. (protect the main line so that a flicker of flame can't melt it or you'll be doing it over)

    No more slipped knots on hard sharp pulls, its going to either break the line or straighten the hook.
     
  16. ozzy

    ozzy New Member

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    On smaller braid I use a double palomar, single on heavier braid. Hope this helps.