Possible Overlooked Topic: Knots?

Discussion in 'OHIO RIVERS TALK' started by Catfish_Rob, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Catfish_Rob

    Catfish_Rob New Member

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    I was wondering what kind of knots you guys use when tying your hooks on. I don't really know many types. I usually use the uni-knot or hangman knot. Are there any types you guys prefer over others? I am definitely interested.


    Catfish_Rob
     
  2. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    been using the "improved clinch knot" ever since i learned to tie it. never had any problems with it.
     

  3. BIG GEORGE

    BIG GEORGE New Member

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    Only way to tie a hook is to snell it. Now if ya are talkin connectin it to the swivel. Gotta go with the cinch knot. :wink:
     
  4. GrandpaGoneFishing

    GrandpaGoneFishing New Member

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    I got to go with Big-G, Snelling the hook is the only way to go!​
     
  5. JimmyJonny

    JimmyJonny Well-Known Member

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    I only snell hooks and clinch/ cinch ( ? spelling ) the rest.
     
  6. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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  7. head hunter

    head hunter New Member

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    good thread Rob,,, I use the basic palomar knot,,( to the swivel,,and to the hook) sinch it all down with a pair of pliers.
     
  8. kitsinni

    kitsinni New Member

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    I use snell knot for hooks, polymer for swivels and uni-knot for braid to mono.
     
  9. GMRcatman

    GMRcatman Member

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    Same here, snell my hooks and palomar knot for most everything else.
     
  10. LOWCOUNTRY CATMAN

    LOWCOUNTRY CATMAN New Member

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    Got to go with snelling the hook as well.
     
  11. CatFuStyle

    CatFuStyle New Member

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    I use the improved clinch knot with a lil twist of my own, when i start to tie the knot i take it through the eye of the hook and make two loops then go through the rest, this creates double the eye strength...
     
  12. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I use the improved clinch knot for the last 20 years, I can only rememebr a couple times when it failed...But last year I started using the no knot snell on my circle hooks and like it...But still use the improved clinch for the swivel knots.
     
  13. steveturner024

    steveturner024 Active Member

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    I also use the trilene knot to attach my swivels. I snell my hooks now since I watched the Big George video.
     
  14. x smokin joe

    x smokin joe Well-Known Member

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    I snell my hooks and improved clinch on the swivel. I also leave enough tail to tie a knot in the tail to stop sliding then cut off the extra. I use braided line and just like on your reel, braided will slide on the hook or swivel. I don't have near as many "break off" with the extra knot to help it all grab.
     
  15. catfishrollo

    catfishrollo New Member

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    I snell mine as well!:big_smile: rollo
     
  16. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    I snell my hooks and use the Palomar on every thing else.
     
  17. Catfish_Rob

    Catfish_Rob New Member

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    Awesome. Thanks guys. I am looking up how to snell a hook right now.
     
  18. hawgmaster

    hawgmaster New Member

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    i use the polamar for all my knots. but from other pots here a lot of you use the snell for the hook and a different knot fo the swivel...i have aways used the polamr on the hook and have ever had it fail yet..what is the advantage of useing the snell compared to the polamar on the hook?
     
  19. JBrooks

    JBrooks New Member

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    Circle hooks, I snell.
    I palomar everything else.
     
  20. Catmanblues

    Catmanblues New Member

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    I've relied mainly on the snell method.