Do you use a palomar knot? And why?

Discussion in 'Fishing Line Review' started by oahegw, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. oahegw

    oahegw Member

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    For many years I have used the improved clinch knot to tie on my stuff. It has been satisfactory, but I find it more difficult to tie as I get older. It looks to me that I may have been side-lining a very excellant knot that Would be a good choice for me.

    You guys that use the palomar, Why do you prefer it ? Also any other comments that you'd like to say.

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  2. catwhisper

    catwhisper New Member

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    up untill a week ago i also used the improved clinch. then i read a thread and most of them used the palomar or snell. so i asked them and they said they did pull test on different knots and palomar won each time so i started using them and like you the older i get my fingers dont work like they use to. and the palomar is an easier tie for me. this was helpful to mehttp://www.animatedknots.com/indexfishing.php
     

  3. Pip

    Pip New Member

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    I like the palomar knot because it is very strong, and quick and easy to tie, even at night in the dark.
     
  4. Eich

    Eich New Member

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  5. Tool958

    Tool958 New Member

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    I, like most of you used to only use the clinch knot. Then a friend of mine showed me the Palomar knot and how strong it was and that's all I've used since. Plus, it is easier to tie and see especially as I get older and can't see as well.
     
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  6. The problem I have run into with the Palomar has been when your cinching it up and the line gets caught in that little gap where the end of the eye wire meets the hook shank on most hooks, especially the larger hooks, it gets caught in there alot for me, and I am afriad of the line getting nicked and creating a weak point by the time I get it out of that little nook and onto the loop where it is supposed to be.

    Also It seems like a little bit more leader is being used up for that knot also by having to loop it over the hook. It is a nice strong knot though for sure, just gotta get used to it. I usually use the improved cinch.
     
  7. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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  8. JEFFRODAMIS

    JEFFRODAMIS New Member

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    add another vote for the palomer for ease of use
     
  9. rcbbracing

    rcbbracing New Member

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    All i use are palomar and snell knots. When i make a leader i obviously use the snell on the hook side and then the palomar on the swivel side. I absolutely love the palomar knot and have used it ever since my gpa taught me years ago. The only reason i like the snell knot is i can pretie my leaders at home so it gives me something to do later at night AND because they look neat lol....Either way I dont believe its possible to beat the ole palomar.
     
  10. puddle jumper

    puddle jumper Well-Known Member

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    Yup me to,,
    We did the test at our fishing club and it won out every other knot as the stronges,,:wink:
    Puddle
     
  11. riverbud55

    riverbud55 Well-Known Member

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    yep all use cuz its one of the best knots and its easy and fast:wink:
     
  12. Spider

    Spider New Member

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    I've used the Palomar knot for years. It's simple to tie and I've never had one break at the knot or come apart (that I'm aware of). Occasionally I'll use a clinch knot if my leader already has a swivel on it. I use the Palomar for straight shank hooks but snell hooks with a bent or curved eye.
    I just figure, why change something that's been working.
     
  13. alton

    alton New Member

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    I use the Palomar knot for everything. One of the strongest knots tested and very easy to tie. I have never had one fail.
     
  14. BigBird

    BigBird New Member

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    palomar and snell. have not lost a fish from knot failure since i changed from the improved clinch knot.:roll_eyes:
     
  15. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    I do use the palomar quite often - basically anywhere you would use an improved clinch. I prefer the palomar because it is more consistent (both based on many knot tests by myself and many others), stronger, and easier to tie.

    I do not use a palomar in heavy - say over about 30 pound test - because it gets bulky and harder to pull tight. IN heavier line I go for a regular clinch or, more often, a uni-knot.
     
  16. Badfinger

    Badfinger Guest

    If you know these two knots that is all you will need.

    I use the Palomar for straight shank hooks but snell hooks with a bent or curved eye.
     
  17. flatheadslayer

    flatheadslayer New Member

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    yes i use it because its one of the strongest knots i've seen.
     
  18. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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  19. Jeremy Sheffey

    Jeremy Sheffey New Member

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    personally i like the palomar knot... it is quick and easy to tie, and it is one of the strongest i have found. im yet to have one fail, where as i have had improved clinch knots fail, only a few times, but it has happened. only thing about the palomar knot is that you have to plan out the order in which you tie your rigs. especially if you are tying a three way rig, it can be done you just have to think out the order of things.
     
  20. daystarchis

    daystarchis New Member

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    As stated in previous post, I love the Palomar knot because it is super strong and fast to tie. Also very easy and can be done quickly at night:wink: