Help please-trotline knot

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by irishpride42, Jun 6, 2007.

  1. irishpride42

    irishpride42 New Member

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    Recieved an EZclip trotline today but do not know what kind of knot to use because a standard fishing knot does not work for that big of line.
     
  2. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    What I do is burn the end of the line after putting a knot in the end. Then run line through the eye or hole. Then turn line and lay back over the top of the line.
    Then pull knot under the line on bottom. Then back over the top line that came through the eye or hole. Then take the knot and run back through the hole in the line where they all meet. If done right its a strong knot.
    Pete
     

  3. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

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    knot for what?

    To attatch it to a limb or a tree trunk, you could use a clove hitch, or possibly use a taut line hitch.
     
  4. jholl949

    jholl949 New Member

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    Pete,
    Do WHAT!!!???
    I need a picture!!! :big_smile:
    I just use a palomar knot. I've never had one fail whether using it on light line or jugs or whatever.
     
  5. irishpride42

    irishpride42 New Member

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    No from the dropline to the hook and also to the clip.
     
  6. Hootowlc3

    Hootowlc3 New Member

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    Go here and it will show you how to tie the dropper.
    http://www.ezcliptrotline.com/EZ_Clip_Trotline_Video.php
     
  7. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    I always used a clinch knot for those. (Too hard to tie an improved clinch on line that heavy, though I've used in on casting mono for years & years.)
     
  8. irishpride42

    irishpride42 New Member

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    I got it now thanks everyone, if I would have used my brain and watched the video I would have never posted this LOL
     
  9. punkin570

    punkin570 New Member

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    its good to see you got the info you were lookin for in chat last nite. hope you catch a lotta fish. good luck.
     
  10. cliff n york

    cliff n york New Member

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    i used to use this knot to tie my drop line to my trout line, if you practice this knot enough it you will find it is very strong. i caught cats weighing over 20 lbs quiet often useing this knot
     
  11. GMC FishHauler

    GMC FishHauler New Member

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    i like to use "end of line bolines" on all that braided nylon stuff.
     
  12. I make oil

    I make oil New Member

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    I make a loop of 150# line put both ends together and use a regular overhand knot. I them pass the loop through my swivle or my hook and pass it back through itself. Easy, fast and quick to replace if I have to cut for a big fish that might get on the line.
     
  13. ShilohRed

    ShilohRed New Member

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    Man ran up on this post and its one more of our brothers that's no longer with us. Hoot been gone for a good while. But still miss fishing with you old Buddy.
    Pete