best knot with circle hooks

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by rodney07, May 30, 2009.

  1. rodney07

    rodney07 New Member

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    What is the best knot to use with a circle hook?
     
  2. farbeyonddriven

    farbeyonddriven New Member

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    I use the palomar knot, google it.
     

  3. brownie525

    brownie525 New Member

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    snelling the hook is the best thing you can do!!! then I use the palomer knot for pretty much everything else
     
  4. centexcop

    centexcop New Member

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    I don't know the name of it, but here's what i've been using here lately. It's close to snelling, but not quite. Run a double piece of line through the eye, from the bend side and do several figure 8's around the hook with the loop. Pull it tight and then tie a surgeon's knot about an inch above the eye. If it's done this way, when a fish pulls on the line it causes the hook to turn into the fish. If it's not run through the eye from the right side, it will turn the other way.

    I'll try to look through my old Texas Fish and Game magazines and find the correct name for it and maybe a picture.
     
  5. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    Improved clinch knot on every hook I tie on.
     
  6. Snagged2

    Snagged2 New Member

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    I've used improved clinch knot for along time, and I like using the Palomar a lot these days, Still use them both..
     
  7. Jacksmooth

    Jacksmooth Member

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    I snell my circles and catfish rigs and use improved clinch and palomar for everything else.
     
  8. 3D Hunter

    3D Hunter New Member

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    this sums it up for me also...
     
  9. alton

    alton New Member

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    Palomar knots for everything I tie.
     
  10. ncriverrat

    ncriverrat New Member

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    i double my line and tie a standard clinch knot. try it u might like it!!!
     
  11. 40oz

    40oz New Member

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    Can't go wrong with a polamor knot, it's quick,strong, simple,& gets the job done.
     
  12. cat stalker

    cat stalker New Member

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    It might depend on the circle hook.
    If it has a turned eye you might try to snell it, but
    if it has a straight eye the palomar is a good choice.
    The palomar is my fav.
     
  13. mjbarby

    mjbarby New Member

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    occasional polamor and improved clinch but mostly snell
     
  14. jdward

    jdward New Member

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    I like to snell all of my circle hooks, and after you get the hang of it, it only takes a second to do. I really like the strength of the snelled hooks too.
     
  15. buddyodie

    buddyodie New Member

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    Palomar for me, Have snelled also, but I can honestly say for me at least, I see no difference in hook ups between the two. and besides you can tie a Palomar with you eyes closed.
     
  16. dknight

    dknight New Member

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    when using a snelled hook, how do you tie it to your swivel?
     
  17. MiseryMike

    MiseryMike New Member

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    I Always Snell my hooks, Watch the video on how to and why you should snell them by Big G, You can find it in The Catfish video thread.. makes a whole lot of sense if someone else already said this my bad didnt read thro all the post. Gl everyone
     
  18. efrith

    efrith New Member

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    The Palomar knot is my knot of choice for catfishing because it never fails.
     
  19. alpal16

    alpal16 New Member

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    I go with a palomar knot---like many others
     
  20. rcbbracing

    rcbbracing New Member

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    I am a big fan of using palomar knots....never had an issue with a broken knot....ever unless it was nicked