Fishing Knots - What kind does everyone use?

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by Ravensmavsfan, Dec 22, 2005.

  1. Ravensmavsfan

    Ravensmavsfan New Member

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    I'm wondering what knots everbody uses to tie hooks,swivels,weights,ect to line. I use the Improved Clinch Knot but its not always reliable.

    Don't bother telling me how to tie them, I got a book on fishing knots.

    Thanks :D
     
  2. Alsey

    Alsey New Member

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    I tie polmar knots at every point I can between the spool and the weight and I use cinch knots coming off of the 3-way swivels heading out to the hook. Again using polmar knots on the hooks themselves. I know I probably misspelled both knot types but you get the point.
     

  3. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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  4. shania

    shania New Member

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    The "Parlomar Knot" is my go-to Knot for all of my fishing rigs. :0a23:

    Bert :cool:
     
  5. Ol Whiskers

    Ol Whiskers New Member

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    6 1/2 turn double clinch knot, unimproved, on 20-lb Trilene Big Game - wet to tighten and look for it to "bulge" or "melt" when tight

    blood knot, unimproved, for joining mono to mono backer, turn count varies with line test

    Surgeon's Knot for bank sinker dropper loop on a 3-way swivel

    6 turn Trilene knot on 6-lb Vanish and 12-lb Spiderwire Supermono - wet to tighten

    Suggest you find one or two you can tie extremely well, repeatedly, in the dark, slipping in the mud, balanced on a rock, with wet freezing hands, sweat dripping in your eyes, and mosquitoes eating you alive, and stick with it.

    Spend a night or two this winter trying different knots on different hook wire diameters and finishes.
     
  6. three_rivers

    three_rivers New Member

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    Polomar on everything. Its just a very simple knot to tie. Now on my sinkers i'll just tie an ol granny knot because if its a good fish he'll roll and break them off most time.
     
  7. Rainman4u2

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    Polamar on the mainline to a swivel. Cinch knot for the leader to the swivel. An improved cinch or a snell from the leader to the hook.

    Ray
     
  8. gadzooks

    gadzooks New Member

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    I use the improved clinch most of the time, takes me less time to tie than the Palomar. Its been a while, but the last time I tested one of my knots at an outdoor show it tested 95% of line strength. Can't say the Palomar has been as good. With braided lines, I either use the Palomar or Uni, nothing else seems to hold as well.
     
  9. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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  10. tncatfishing

    tncatfishing New Member

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    The only two knots I use are the clinch and the polomar knots. Both are extremely strong. The bigger the line the more I use the polomar.
     
  11. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Improved clinch for me, I have had very, very, few knot fails..But then agin, I catch very few fish! :D
     
  12. Deltalover

    Deltalover New Member

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    I am a uni knot fan. There is a whole system of knots based on the uni knot, from snelling to attaching two lines togather, making bobber stop knots and attaching terminal gear! I been using that knot so long I can do it in the dark, which is a good thing cause I cant see worth a darn, lol! The palomar runs a close second in my opinion and is about the only other knot that will work with super braids!!
     
  13. Lil Grinder 20

    Lil Grinder 20 New Member

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    IMO you gotta go with the palomar knot. its very strong
     
  14. Desperado

    Desperado Active Member

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    I mostly use the Palomar knot with my braids and clich knot on some of my monos.
     
  15. Bayoubear

    Bayoubear New Member

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    improved clinch knot variation on everything.
     
  16. Okccatman

    Okccatman New Member

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    I'm a palomar guy too. Very good knot even with thick mono. I belive it retains 90-95% of the line strength. On ocassion I get a wild hair and I tie up with a figure eight rethread. I have used alot of my rock climbing knots in fishing just to keep in practice. Just keep in mind no matter which knot you chose. Be careful to tie it properly and to "weight" it to be sure there is no slipage before you trim the tag end.
     
  17. TOPS

    TOPS New Member

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    I use a Palomar the most. :D
     
  18. slimcat

    slimcat New Member

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    I am with Deltalover, the uni-knot is awesome.
     
  19. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    I use the palomar knot for attaching hooks, etc. I use the improved clinch for smaller hooks, and the uniknot is a favorite with me because it has so many different uses, I especially like it for easy snelling, or connecting 2 different size lines. It is easier to use on heavier monofilament than the palomar in some cases.
     
  20. gargoil77

    gargoil77 New Member

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    Palomar all the way. Never lost a fish because of the knot.