Palomar Knot ?

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  1. KC Jayhawk 78

    KC Jayhawk 78 New Member

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  2. arkrivercatman

    arkrivercatman New Member

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    The bottom of the eye link wont show the pic.I would prefer the top of the eye knot myself.Just make sure to put a little spit on it before you cinch it tight.:wink:
     

  3. Kutter

    Kutter New Member

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    Not sure it matters, but I always bring it to the bottom, so it cinches down onto itself instead of the shank of the hook. I never used this know till I started using braid, now I trust it enough to use it on braid or mono and would use no other knot. Of course, there are times for the UNI knot. LOL
     
  4. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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    I do the same, always cinch it down on the eye. And as mentioned above always wet it before you cinch it down.
     
  5. Lngbo

    Lngbo New Member

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    This is my main knot and I always cinch it to the top of the eye
     
  6. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    dont think it really matters
     
  7. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    Thats about the knot I know how to tie anymore. But I don't think it matters I do both not purposly though.:eek:oooh:
     
  8. yeppa

    yeppa New Member

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    Been using that knot for years, and never noticed. Thanx for giving me something new to worry about.
     
  9. shelbygt1979

    shelbygt1979 New Member

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    I also only use this knot. I have heard that in some cases the hook is presented differently based on where you start the line thru the hook with the point facing you or not. I will show you what I mean some time Keith just remind me when were out on the lake.
     
  10. Katatonik

    Katatonik New Member

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    I taught myself the improved cinch knot forty yrs ago and was happy with
    it for over twenty years. Tested it against the Trilene knot and changed
    my habits. Where you grab the loop and take it around the hook is where
    you lose me on the Palomar knot. It looks to be a lot simpler to tie than
    my favorites, but I don't feel the need to change again since I don't see
    a significant advantage in the performance of the knot versus the Trilene
    knot. Homer Circle wrote an article years ago about this time of year
    when the ice was going out slow and told everybody that his testing
    different knots in his kitchen just showed he had cabin fever bad. I never
    contradict Uncle Homer, I just nod my head and hope I look wise.
     
  11. Grimpuppy

    Grimpuppy New Member

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    Top of the eye for me. This is the only knot I use. A fishing show on Versus TV had a segment every week called knot wars. They started with one knot and tested it against another head to head each week. They used breaking strength and slippage to determine the winner. Every week the winning knot moved on. The Palomar knot won hands down on every kind of line, mono, flouro, and braid. The Trilene knot was excellent with mono line but slipped very easy with super lines. They also said send them an email if you have a knot you think can beat the Palomar.
     
  12. john catfish young

    john catfish young New Member

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    I use this knot all the time. I tie to the top of the eye and not around the shank. I have never had this knot to fail. It is the strongest knot I have ever used. I read one time that the Palomar knot is recommended for lines over 14lb. test. I use the cinch knot for lines under 14#