New Palomar??

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by bigkat7698, Jun 20, 2009.

  1. bigkat7698

    bigkat7698 New Member

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    I was at Gander Mt. in Bowling Green, Ky. yesterday and a gentleman by the name of Bob Belew (professional fisherman) was there taking questions and general BS'n so he and I started talking about braided line which lead into talking knots and he showed me a new knot called the triple palomar. This may be old news but I had never heard of it the only difference is you bring the loop back through the hook eye 3 times instead of once. You can probably google it and find some pics or diagrams he said that spider wire had came up with it because with braid it cinch's up so tight it cuts it's self and this would prevent it??? Take a look at it and give your opinions...Thanks Jason
     
  2. PABowhunter4life

    PABowhunter4life New Member

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    Spider Wire came up with it? Hmmmm, guess we'll ignore the fact that I have been doing double and triple p's for years now chasing lunge lol. For the record, a triple p and 50# braid was strong enough to bring in what I guessed to be an 80 lb. stump lol
     

  3. Pip

    Pip New Member

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    I guess I question if looping it 3 times is any more of an advantage. Just looping in once locks it in nicely, at least to my thinking. Personally I haven't had any problems with the regular palomar.
     
  4. USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT

    USCA-RECLAIMED-ACCOUNT New Member

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    It,s listed in any good knot book.You gotta be careful though,I,ve tried the double and triple palomar,but it,s tricky getting them to cinch up good without binding on the heavier lb test braids.I,ve straightened out 7/0 eagle claws with steady pressure trying to get em out of snags(why I use Mustad 92671,s now),the regular palomar held,that,s good enough for me.IMO-learning to tie good knots should be the first thing anyone new should learn til it,s second nature.For 99% of my fishing I get by fine with just the palomar for terminal connections and the back to back uni-knots for joining line.You,ve got all your time,money,tacle,and effort tied up in trying to get that BIG one,if you got one weak connection between you and the fish,the whole effort goes for naught.I can,t guarantee many things,but I will guarantee you won,t land big fish with bad knots!:wink:
     
  5. jkm4874ford

    jkm4874ford New Member

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    Welcome to the site.

    Glad to see another local to the site.

    As stated before, knots are the first thing you have to learn when fishing. The best tackle in the world will get you nowhere if you have a bad knot.
     
  6. Tat2demon

    Tat2demon New Member

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    Click here.
     
  7. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Jason thanks for sharing the knot info and Welcome to the BOC.:0a22::0a25::0a25:
     
  8. Dirtdobber

    Dirtdobber Guest Staff Member

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    Good site. I have a short cut to it on my desk top and a spool of line by my computer to practice.
     
  9. CJ21

    CJ21 New Member

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    Jason I just use a regular palomar knot. Jason, Welcome to the BOC.
     
  10. cat6028

    cat6028 New Member

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    what do you guess think of snelling your hooks. I learned how to do it afew years ago and i seem to get good hook sets and usually do get any breaks or snaps. That tends to be my knot of choice.
     
  11. alpal16

    alpal16 New Member

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    I personally snell all of my hooks. I use a palomar knot for everything else. The snelled hook just gives me more confidence and I think it is a strong connection.
     
  12. drpepper

    drpepper New Member

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    I like that... that's cool... :big_smile: