Knots: Palomar vs. Trilene

Discussion in 'Fishing Line Review' started by kyron4, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. kyron4

    kyron4 New Member

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    Which is the better stronger knot ? Useing 25# Big game , either knot doesn't slide/cinch down very smooth, even when wetted in water. So any opinions on which is the better knot and the best may to tie it ?
    -Thanks
     
  2. jlingle

    jlingle New Member

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    I've started tying polamar knots on everything except my hooks with turned eyes. The polamar knot is easy to tie, can be done in the dark pretty easy, and holds very well. Good enough for me.
     

  3. DM1975

    DM1975 New Member

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    The Palomar is what I have went to tying on everything. It is easy and quick. I tie it on 40 lbs Big Game without too much problem. I have to finess it down a bit but it works rather well.
     
  4. shania

    shania New Member

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    I like to put in my vote for the "Palomar", one of the strongest knots I've ever used.
    :wink:

    Take it easy,
    Bert:cool2: & Sahnia:0010:

    :worship: :0a23:
    Bert & Phil
     
  5. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    Snell on my hooks, Palomar on everything else... .. Remember, You have to put the leader on the swivel first, then on the line if you want to palomar both sides
     
  6. Wyocatman

    Wyocatman New Member

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    Till I get better at tying a snell I use palomer knots on everything. A WHOLE lot better than the improved clinch to say the least. Granted Im using 17lb Cajun but the knot should work for you quite well. Hope this helps,

    Dru
     
  7. RiverratSC

    RiverratSC Active Member

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    I use a palomar on everything and so far in the 15 years I've been tying them, I can't remember a knot ever breaking.
     
  8. bwillaub

    bwillaub New Member

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    I use the Palomar on everything except my crappie jigs. I use a loop knot on those so they swing and move more freely.
     
  9. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    :0a27: :0a27: I agree with this post. Snell the hooks and palomar everything else. I have never had a knot problem useing this system.:lol: :smile2:
     
  10. gilmafam

    gilmafam Well-Known Member

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    Like Bert says.... "the strongest"...... but with live bait a uni knot is real easy and then rather that pull it tight to the hook.... I work it tight away from the hook and then it moves some to allow more of a "non attached" way for the bait to move better..... when a fish hits and I set the hook it will slide up tight.....

    bayrunner ray
     
  11. tnkatman

    tnkatman New Member

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    I snell my hooks and use a palomar for everthing else.
     
  12. JAYNC

    JAYNC New Member

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    I use polomar on all my catfish rigs and I use the improved clinch on smaller mono lines for bream.
     
  13. SubnetZero

    SubnetZero New Member

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    I like to add, with the Trilene, I have had the tag end slip back through and the knot come undone on me.. Cant have that with the Palomer.

    The best knot you can use is one your comfortable with, can tie it consitantly with little effort, thought, or light and one you have confidence in.. So play around with a few and find the one that works best for you...
     
  14. alton

    alton New Member

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    Palomar, very easy and strong.
     
  15. catfish_clayton

    catfish_clayton New Member

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    Polomar knots and double loop clinch knots are all I use, and I think polomars are about the strongest and easiest knot you can tie.