What kind of knot work best for you? This is my first year for taking my catfishing to the "Next Level". I bought a fishing boat and relearned how to throw and cast net. Learned how to find and catch shad. And so far it's has paid off big time. I haven't really giving it much thought till this year about how good of a knot I was using. For me the snell knot on the hook end of a 30 lb mono leader with a perfection loop on the swivel end seems to be working good. I've had a couple of the loop knots fail me. But, I still use the perfection loop and tie a simple over hand knot on the dead of the line. The theory is if the loop starts to slip the overhand knot will stop it from pulling through. I also just loaded my reel with breaded line. This is my first time using this new (new to me that is) type of line. Not too sure what kind of knot is best to use for attaching the swivle.