What is your favorite knot for big catfish

Discussion in 'All Catfishing' started by flathead_ky, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. flathead_ky

    flathead_ky New Member

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    I have started using the Palomar knot lately, and found out that I like it a lot better than the clinch knot that I used in the past. What is your favorite knots that you use for the big cats?
     
  2. FlatGetter

    FlatGetter New Member

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    Thats the way to go. I know several people using the that knot.
     

  3. s_man

    s_man New Member

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    I use the palomar knot on my swivels and a snell on my octopus hooks.
     
  4. dinkbuster1

    dinkbuster1 New Member

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    i have always used an "improved clinch-knot", never had an issue with it.
     
  5. TeamCatHazzard

    TeamCatHazzard New Member

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    Palomar for me as well. I think they are one of the strongest and seem to hold up the best. I do snell stinger hooks when they are short striking me though.
     
  6. topjimmy

    topjimmy New Member

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    I use the Trilene for almost everything.
     
  7. barbel

    barbel New Member

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    On hooks (at least ones with a turned eye) I cant say that I would use anything but a snell. I modified the one that I found a little bit so that it stays better though. Other than that, I have to say the palomar. It has proven itself worthy time after time, on all sorts of fishing things.
     
  8. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    I use the trilene knot and haved for many years.
     
  9. kspor

    kspor New Member

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    I have used several over the years, but the polymer is easy to tie and can be done at night with no light if need be. Its the one for me. Easy to teach to kids too.
     
  10. RIP

    RIP New Member

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    Kspor said it, the palomar knot all the way, strong and easy to tie.
     
  11. bill_gfish

    bill_gfish New Member

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    palomar knot! From catfish rigs to bass lures to crappie jigs. I use it for all my knots. I may try to snell some octo circles this year though.
     
  12. bluehunter

    bluehunter New Member

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    I also have to say the palomar knot. Durable and strong enought to hoist up a big cat. I even use that for albacore tuna when I am ocean fishing and it handles them as well.
     
  13. vlparrish

    vlparrish New Member

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    I use the improved clinch and have since my father taught it to me when I was 8 years old. After tying a knot for that long, it's hard to change now. Besides I've never had an issue with it. Vern
     
  14. elphaba7

    elphaba7 New Member

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    Is there a definition list of knots somewhere in the library? The only one I could find was on snelling. I don't know any of these other knots, but would like to learn them. Someone posted a link to a knot tying page a while back. Very cool, and animated.
     
  15. okiekrawler

    okiekrawler New Member

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    i use the palomar and it seems to work for me. i got some buds that use braid (powerpro) and say they have had these knots slip. they tell me that they started putting just a drop of super glue on the knot to keep the slip from occuring. i use big game and ande and haven't had a problem.
     
  16. blackwaterkatz

    blackwaterkatz Active Member

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    Try this Jen:
    http://www.animatedknots.com/indexfishing.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg
     
  17. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    I like the palomar for strength and of course the fact you can tie them in the dark with ease.
     
  18. SangamonCatKiller

    SangamonCatKiller New Member

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    palamor knot, been using since I made the switch to braid... bout' 8 years ago.
     
  19. Gonzo_Joe

    Gonzo_Joe New Member

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    I used to use the trilene knot exclusively up until a few years ago, then switched to the palomar knot. In my own personal experience, the palomar knot is stronger, and I've lost less fish due to fewer line failures at the knot.
     
  20. G3Morton

    G3Morton New Member

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    I had a guy show me the Palomar knot last summer and now that is all I use. This is probably one of the strongests knots around.