Best knots???

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Tarner, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Tarner

    Tarner New Member

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    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.
     
  2. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I use the trilene knot.
     

  3. brownie525

    brownie525 New Member

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    i snell my hooks then use the polamer knot for eveything else.
     
  4. SS minner

    SS minner New Member

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    I'm with Brownie on this! Snell the hook and Polamar the rest. The Polamar knot is one of the best knots for braid!
     
  5. Thad

    Thad New Member

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    My go-to knot is the Uni-knot.
    http://www.animatedknots.com/uniknot/index.php

    You can tie terminal tackle, join lines, and even snell with it.
    If you use braided line, double the line and then tie your uni-knot onto the swivel.
     
  6. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    Palomar for all terminal connections and double uni for line to line.:wink:
     
  7. Catfish_Scooter

    Catfish_Scooter New Member

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    The classic polomar does the job for me. :wink:
     
  8. kyleco55

    kyleco55 Well-Known Member

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  9. alton

    alton New Member

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    I use Polamar knots for everything. Never had one fail yet.
     
  10. cantstopgrandma

    cantstopgrandma New Member

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    Me too.
     
  11. SouthGADan

    SouthGADan New Member

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    This! If I'm ever using just a hook and line, and I lose my hook on a snag, I use Palomar to re-tie because it's quick and easy. But all other times, it's like this:

    hook - Snell knot - leader - Palomar - swivel - Palomar - main line.
     
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2009
  12. TennesseeJugger

    TennesseeJugger New Member

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    The Polamar knot is one of the best knots for braid! I agree.
     
  13. kitsinni

    kitsinni New Member

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    Snells for the hook, uni-knot for mono to braid and polymer for everything else.
     
  14. lookin_4_moby

    lookin_4_moby New Member

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    polymar knot for everything
     
  15. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I agree with this post. Great success with this setup.
     
  16. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Same here:wink:
     
  17. Dutch

    Dutch New Member

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    New guy here but I'll put in my 2 cents, I use a knot lessknot for the hook and palomar for everything else.
     
  18. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    Welcome Dutch to the BOC from California:wink:
     
  19. doughboy

    doughboy New Member

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    this is the knot I ahve been using .It works great on the dacron line I use.
    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.
     
  20. Fl.catman

    Fl.catman New Member

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    Same here. I only use Trilene line and alway use the trilene knot. Been using them so long I can tie them in the dark.