Anything better than a Uniknot?

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  1. fishinfoolz

    fishinfoolz New Member

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    One knot won't work for every application. If you want a loose knot at the lure or hook you'll want to tie a Surgeon's End Loop knot. If you're looking for a tight easy knot the clinch or improved clinch works well, it's easy to tie. For braid, as mentioned already- the Palomar, I use the Double Palomar. When I'm fly fishing I use the Nail Knot, the Surgeons Knot, the improved Clinch and the single Palomar. You'll also have times where you'll need to tie two different knots on the same rig as when fly fishing or using braid to mono, terminal gear to leaders to braid etc.

    The best thing you can do for your future fishing prowess is learn how to tie a variety of knots and when to use them. Tup: Another tip about knots and knot strength is to set your drag properly and properly fight the fish. Tup:
     
  2. Johnnypillz

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  3. mr.Goodbar

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    Ok, couldnt find the site I learned this knot from, so made a video to explain. Maybe someone knows the name of this knot. I am not very good with making videos and don't have a tripod, so keep that in mind. I used an all purpose nylon rope to demonstrate, and was going to make a second one with the fishing line to see if it helped a bit, but think you will get the idea. If anyone has questions let me know.

    Basically, I use this knot for tying my mainline to a swivel, or my leader to same swivel. I will also use this if tying mainline directly to terminal tackle like a spoon or wiggle wart since those tend to be more expensive than a normal hook/corkie and don't want to lose these. I do not use this knot to tie my hooks to leader, as I use a snell type knot or bait loop. I have found this knot to be extremely strong and have never had one fail since beginning to use it. I have even had a really nasty snag and thought my line broke, but it was my barrel swivel that broke and my line including knot was still tied to the broken swivel!

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nh8D2ewth4[/youtube]

    Wrap the line about 3-5 times around doubled over mainline. 3 times is plenty for 25lb mono, 5 times for 8lb test. I use 4 for my 15lb main and same for 10lb leaders. I cinch this knot down and pull on the loop tag and the tag end that sits by the mainline with the mainline together, pulling on these at same time. If knot doesn't look quite right, I will pull just the tag end, then just the mainline until it sits proper. DON'T cut your tag ends too short or knot could fail. I leave up to a 1/4" tag both on the looped tag and the single tag (mabye just 1/8" if using my normal 15lb mainline, but longer for stronger test line.) It doesn't affect the action or performance of the line/lure, so leave a little to make sure it can't come undone.
     
  4. ClearCreek

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    The video timed out for me about half way through and then I got an error message. Wish it would have worked because I am always interested in new knots.

    ClearCreek
     
  5. KingFever

    KingFever New Member

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    i like the palomar knot

    CLICK ON PICTURE FOR FULL VIEW SO YOU DONT NEED TO SCROLL DOWN
     
  6. Anonymous

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    I use the Palomar and egg loop for every thing except bobber stops where I tie a nail knot.
    I've never had a Palomar fail yet including when I've tested breaking strengths of different monofiliment lines on the line testing machine.
    I've had both the improved cinch and the Trilene Knot fail on me, more than once even after taking precautions preventing line burn while tying.
     
  7. mr.Goodbar

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    Here is the link - I don't know what the deal is, but it uploaded fine:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nh8D2ewth4
     
  8. mr.Goodbar

    mr.Goodbar Member

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    The palomar is an OK knot, but the problem I have, is if you tie your mainline to a swivel, then if you tie a leader on you have to pull everthing thru the loop, which is too tricky for me, plus I end up getting stuck a lot. The knot I posted eliminates the need to pull through the loop, but it looks like after looking at the pictures of the palomar and reviewing how I tie my knot, they are very similar, but maybe a few more twists of line in mine.
     
  9. fishinfoolz

    fishinfoolz New Member

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    Your knot is just a double version of a clinch knot. It may reduce the choking of the main line with being along side itself through the eyelet so I can see the benefit to that knot of yours. But it's not anything like like a Palomar or a double Palomar. wink:

    http://www.netknots.com/html/palomar_knot.html
     
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