Palomar knot ?

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  1. Cherokee

    Cherokee New Member

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  2. JAinSC

    JAinSC Active Member

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    What kind of line are you using? What pound test?

    Not all knots work equally well in differnet lines. The palomar is one of the strongest knots going, in lighter monofilament, but for me, I'm not happy with it in more than about 20 or 30 pound mono. There are other knots that work well in the heavier lines. Personally, the only thing I do with that big stuff is snell my hooks. Oh yeah, I use a uni-knot to attach the other end of the leader to the swivel.

    If you are using a braid, then you might want to make another turn through the hook eye. Braid are slipperir than mono, so usually when you use a traditional knot with a braid, they suggest adding an extra couple of twists or an extra pass through the hook eye.
     

  3. TIM HAGAN

    TIM HAGAN New Member

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    I shell all my hooks and use Trilene Knot on my swivels
     
  4. Cherokee

    Cherokee New Member

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    20 lbs Big cat line i use trilene 99% of the time
     
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    copycat New Member

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    Double check how your knot is being tied, snelling the hook is better IMO.
     
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    kat in the hat New Member

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    That is a cool link. I do mine a tad different. Maybe mine should be called the improved palomar? I run the loop end throught twice before putting the hook through it. Never have a problem with it.
     
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