Hook snelling

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by BigTattoo, Dec 2, 2005.

  1. BigTattoo

    BigTattoo New Member

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    A while back, I tried to snell some hooks and had problems. After I tried for a couple of weeks, I just gave up on it and went back to using palomar knots on my hooks. Now I have the urge to try again. I actually had them coming out pretty good. They just didn't seem like they were pulling tight. I didn't have any actually come apart. It just seemed like, if I would have put it in my tackle box, it would have come undone on its own. I was using some Trilene Big Game 50 lb. test line. Would it help if I got some Fluorocarbon leader material? The Trilene feels kind of stiff to me. Could that be the problem?

    Thanks,
    BigTattoo
     
  2. Katmaster Jr.

    Katmaster Jr. New Member

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    Fluorocarbon might help a little but I would suggest maybe 80 lb leader. I use 50 lb sometimes but 80 lb does seem to be a little better. I recently learned a new way to snell that works great. But I dont really know how to explain it though :confused:

    good luck :)
     

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    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Hey Lance. I use 50# Leader material and a uni knot snell. Been workin for me for quite some time. It cinches down on itself and ties real good with the leader material.
     
  8. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    Went to the site turtle posted, then tied up a couple to check it out. Easy to tie, snugged up nice and was a breeze with a double hook rig. I give it :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:.

    Used 60lb ande.
     
  9. BigTattoo

    BigTattoo New Member

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    Okay everyone. I can now tie the snell knot and the uni-knot snell perfectly. It took a little bit of practice, but I finally got it. I'm going to keep practicing with them so that I can find out which one I like the best. Instead of using the Trilene Big Game line, I got some Stren Monofilament Leader material. It's probably not as good as flourocarbon, but it did help. Also, I read on one of the sites that was posted above that before you cinch the knot, you should lubricate it. I remember reading on an old site that you just spray water on it. Is there anything that I could use that would be better than just plain water? Thanks for all of the help and advice. It is very much appreciated. I can now snell all of my hooks! :grin-big:

    Thanks
    BigTattoo
     
  10. BAM

    BAM New Member

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    Most of us use spit. It seems to be readily available.