What's your favorite knot?

Discussion in 'LOCAL PENNSYLVANIA TALK' started by tomsfishing4, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. tomsfishing4

    tomsfishing4 New Member

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    hey tom here,i been having problems with my knots,i know its my knots.i use 50#braid and have a hard time cuttin it letalone it breakin on me, i use the old standby clinch knot twisted 8 times, u guys got something better 4 me??
     
  2. bownero

    bownero New Member

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    I like using the improved clinch knot or sometimes the palomar knot. With the clinch knot I only use 5 to 6 twists. The palomar knot will probably give you the extra strength with the heavier braid. Cutting the braid requires a very sharp knife or scissors. I like using a spare fillet knife for cutting the braid. If your having trouble breaking it, maybe try a lighter test leader and use the 50# for the main line.

    Hope this helps.
     

  3. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    you need to use a polamor knot with braided line.......
     
  4. Arkansascatman777

    Arkansascatman777 New Member

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  5. readingcatfisher

    readingcatfisher New Member

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    I use braid line and use the improved clinch knot I do a trick Lenny showed me though if you are tying on a hook run the line through the hook twice then tie your knot same goes for a swivel or whatever it works for him I had no problems with it I use 65pound test spiderwire teflon coating and all:wink:works like a charm
     
  6. Bill in SC

    Bill in SC New Member

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    Palomar for the braid, and snell for the hooks with monfilament or fluorocarbon. Welcome to the BOC!!!!!
    BB in SC
     
  7. CatfishAngler25

    CatfishAngler25 New Member

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    The Palomar or the Double Palomar knot is the best i have found for braided lines hasnt slipped or broken at any point.
     
  8. tomsfishing4

    tomsfishing4 New Member

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    thank you all! especallily too (777) for the link, lots of help i think i try the palomar. thanks again
     
  9. catfisherman369

    catfisherman369 Floyd

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    i always snell knot the hook to leader and palomar knot from line to leader
     
  10. lendog

    lendog New Member

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    and when tying mono as a leader to your braid i use a uni to uni knot
     
  11. kenlaw76

    kenlaw76 New Member

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    Me too. I like the Palomar or improved cinch for the braid and I started to snell my hooks this winter. I usually use a uni-uni knot for my shock leader to attach it to my braid, but I think I am going to try an Albright knot to slim the profile of the knot.
     
  12. Pennsylvaniacatchaser

    Pennsylvaniacatchaser Well-Known Member

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    I've been using the clinch knot forever and can't seem to get myself to try another style! :roll_eyes: The clinch knot is good but can come undone if not perfect. I should make it a goal to work on a better knot to use this year! :big_smile:
     
  13. Blacky

    Blacky New Member

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    The Clinch knot is good with heavy mono (30lbs on up).

    I always use the Snell knot for my hooks.

    With braid, the Palomar knot is indestructable.