What kind of knots does everyone tie

Discussion in 'Misc Fishing Tackle Talk' started by Gone fishin 4 kittys, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. Gone fishin 4 kittys

    Gone fishin 4 kittys New Member

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    I was just wondering what kind of knots everyone ties.

    I snell my hooks and tie palomar knot for everything else. I think they are the strongest.

    What kind do you tie????


    Josh
     
  2. paleocaver

    paleocaver New Member

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    Same here Josh, except I don't snell all my hooks, just the ones with up or down eyes.
     

  3. flathunter

    flathunter New Member

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    Trilene knot for everything.
     
  4. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Like I tie my shoes Josh. Only know I know how to tie. LMAO

    Fishermans knot is what I've always called what I tie.
     
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    young catfisherman New Member

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  6. Gringoloco

    Gringoloco Member

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    I always tie an improved clinch knot: The absolute most popular knot used today. This easy to tie knot maintains 85% of line strength. Here is a good how to on to tie it, just watch the demonstration. With this knot tied to my line I have yet to lose a hook coming loose while fighting even monsterous fish 40+ lbs.

    http://www.troutlet.com/images/knots/imprcinchknot.gif
     
  7. dcaruthers

    dcaruthers New Member

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    I always used the improved clinch knot until I learned many experienced fishermen using the palomer whe the snell wasn't applicable. Nothing scientific, but I tied several improved clinch knots and tested them against the palomer knots on the same line and the palomer knots were much stronger. I'll never tie another clinch knot on my tackle. Also, I started using a drop of superglue gel on my palomer knots (as suggested by many BOC fishermen). Haven't had the opportunity to test the glue vs. unglued yet, but I'm sticking with it.
     
  8. Gone fishin 4 kittys

    Gone fishin 4 kittys New Member

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    I have heard abouting glueing knots. What kinda glue do you use? Can you use it or little knicks in the line??


    Thanks,
    Josh
     
  9. dcaruthers

    dcaruthers New Member

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    I use Elmer's Super Glue Gel, but I assume any good super glue gel would work. I don't think I would trust using it on nics.
     
  10. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    half blood and palomar
     
  11. dcaruthers

    dcaruthers New Member

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    Although the most popular knot, the Improved Clinch is not the strongest by far.

    A Hook Snell Knot retains 100% of line strength and provides better hooksets. Have to use it with hooks that have a snellable eye to be 100% effective.

    The Palomer, Double Loop (Trilene Knot), and Rapala knots retain 95% of line strength. Can be used with any style hook.

    Knots have been debated as much as about anything I can think of and there is a ton of literature and web sites about the subject. I think you should stick with what's been working for you...your doing something right.
     
  12. kycatman01

    kycatman01 New Member

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    i don't think i would use super glue either. i have heard that super glue weakens some materials. i wouldn't chance it.
     
  13. SkiMax

    SkiMax Well-Known Member

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    I use several types of knots. But the one i most recomend is a snell knot, especially for using any offset eye. I use Gamatksu Octopus Circles and they have offset eyes. With any offset eye (especially circle hooks) you want the line tied to the hook and not the eye. This creates a spot for the circle to pivot and greatly increases hookups!
     
  14. Mark J

    Mark J New Member

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    I exclusively use the palomar knot.
    I've had line failure on ocassion and sometimes have to break off when snagged but I dont experience knot failure.
     
  15. rushing

    rushing New Member

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    The only 2 knots I use for any kind of fishing is the Palomer & Orvis knots.
     
  16. Gabowman

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    After switching to 4 # line for crappie and seeing how the line "heated" up when tying the clinch knots I switched to the palomer knot and havent looked back.
     
  17. blindfly69

    blindfly69 New Member

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    with my octopus circles i snell em but with everything else i palomar it
     
  18. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Granny Knot, Double Granny, Sheepshank,L.O.L. Polamer, And Trilene. J.D.Straka :smile2:
     
  19. IL Hunter

    IL Hunter New Member

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    I tie the palomar almost exclusively.
     
  20. copycat

    copycat New Member

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    I tie snell knots on all my hooks.