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What Knot do you trust to hold the weight??

Old 02-01-2011, 12:07 PM
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Default What Knot do you trust to hold the weight??

I have tried alot of diffrent knots, the knot that i have used for a very long time for every thing is the Palomar knot, Its not a time consuming knot and it works plane and simple (IMO).
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Old 02-01-2011, 12:13 PM
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Improved Clench for mono

Palomar for Braid

Uni Knot for Flouro Carbon..HOWEVER ..I don't plan to use flouro carbon this year..I got a tip from a real pro..Josh Kellar..He;s a member here..He just uses mono as a leader..so will I.

BLood knot to join to lines together..
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:35 PM
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Palomar or Uni knot system does it all for me.
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:56 PM
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Palomar for braid
Rapala knot as a loop knot
Uni to Uni as a line-to-line connection (Leaders)
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:21 PM
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palamor knot for me 99% of the time, still trying to find a knot and a line that i like in floru....so-far p-line has been best, but still breaking line @ knot
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Old 02-01-2011, 05:43 PM
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are you moistening the line liberally before tightenting it down? If i don't lube it liberally, i will wind up breaking off at the knot as well. what knot are you using to connect your leader?
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:36 AM
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Default the Improved Clinch Knot Hold Weights

Nothing against the palomar, but I just plain forget how to do it after a month.
Been using the improved clinch knot for decades for fishing. Besides it holds weight. Ive been using this knot to tie the rope when pulling up a rifle or compound bow to the elevated tree stand. Haven't dropped a rifle or bow yet. And that's all the testimonial I will ever need.
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Old 02-02-2011, 12:08 PM
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I love the improved clinch on mono....

but on braid..I've had 2 pounders break lose at the knot..Palomar is my braid..

The Uni knot is super good for flouro carbon
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Old 02-02-2011, 01:59 PM
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Here's the Uni Knot for flouro carbon

http://www.animatedknots.com/uniknot...matedknots.com
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:51 PM
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m.t.
are you moistening the line liberally before tightenting it down? If i don't lube it liberally, i will wind up breaking off at the knot as well. what knot are you using to connect your leader?
I wet every knot...leader to line, i'll use a blood knot, line-swivel-line, i still use palomar

i've tried every knot i can think of on the fluro...and i still feel the knot is the weakest link. but what gets me is that 10 pound test breaks like 6-8 test, where with my mono of choice (berkley big game in green), it seem to go above advertised #/breakage, i know its a big stiff line but evertime i fish with fluro i feel like i'm going backwards...the thing i like about it is i get bit mofe when our water clears up, but i just don't trust it....

will be trying vicious soon, got several spools recently
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