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 Post subject: which is the best knot?
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:18 pm 
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I have lost a lot of fish to badly tied knots. it feels terrible to reel in a limp line and see a twirly end or a small twist of broken line still clinging to it.

So which is the best knot? for braid I tie a palomar knot and for mono I use a double looped clinch? both are great knots but....


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 Post subject: palomar
PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:02 pm 
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don't hav much idea, but palomar knot is da best, some say it's the strongest knot


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:00 am 
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Hi M,

What kind of fishing?

What is the dia of the line you are using?

Bops had posted a very good know somewhere under this section.

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Bruce


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 10:31 am 
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Yo Bobby!

30 lbs braid.
25/30 lbs mono.
30 lbs florocarbon.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:06 am 
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I tie the uni knot for such lines or he blood..

Serious, check out the Knot Bops posted, I will try and search the link for you if I can, just a bit tied up at the moment with work, have to go out on meetings..


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:10 am 
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thanks mate. wil do a search right now. damn holiday today. just crept up on me or I would have been out there teaching a plug how to swim.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:46 pm 
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For tying braid to hardware - improved palomar (the double line goes through the eye twice before tying the overhand).

For joining braid to mono/flouro - double uni knot.

For joining mono or flouro to hardware - a tucked half blood. But I am currently testing out the grinner variation where the line is wound bak up on the inside of the loop.

The biggest problem I've ever had with knots was flourocarbon. With stuff like Berkley Vanish, it's so brittle that the knots break under pressure no matter how well they're tied. I now have some 2nd generation BassPro Flouro that is yet to let me down on a knot so I'm much happier about dishing out a bit of cash for it.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 7:15 pm 
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Thanks mate.

Tell me how many turns for the doble uni knot. I use 25lbs mono and do the regular 6 to seven turns. Is that to many? Would 4 to 5 be enough?

Can the mono take a palomar? It's easier to tie in the night or when you have forgoten your glasses.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:15 am 
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Hi M,

Just recalled, the Knot Bops posted was a line joining knot.

Regards,

Bobby


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:36 am 
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Ken.

The two setups that I tend to use over here (I have to use wire in the UK because of the pike) are 25lb braid with a 50 or 6lb mono leader or 14lb braid (Fireline in both cases) with a 20lb flouro leader.
With the heavy setup, I'll use 5 turns on the mono and 9 on the braid.
For the lighter outfit, I'll go with 6 turns on the mono/flouro and either 9 or 10 on the braid.

Either way, make sure that you lubricate the whole lot with saliva before pulling the two knot barrels together and use a slow steady pull. If you fail to lubricate or rush the knot, some serious heat builds up and this will fatally damage the line.

I'm not sure whether you are as fickle about changing lures to try to find what works in a situation as I am but if you're looking for the best heavy duty clip that I've ever seen, take a look at the "Fastlink Clips" from Breakaway tackle (product code IL2). Don't go with the "Spinclips" 'cause they're not up to spec but the fastlinks are designed to hold a 6 - 8oz sinker securely while it's being wound up for a 200m+ cast and there's no way that a fish can unclip them by biting down.

Ken.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:01 pm 
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Found this website on various knots and how to tie them... Its animated!

http://www.animatedknots.com/indexfishi ... dknots.com

Cheers


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:18 pm 
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Thanks Alexis :D
Best
Axx


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:19 pm 
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thanks mate this is one simple and easy to follow site.


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 Post subject: Knots
PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2007 12:38 pm 
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Hi
Just found another link to Knots
Should help

cheers
http://www.claphamangling.co.uk/knots.htm


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2007 4:52 am 
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Another good one (animated). Has both knot, and bait rigging techiniques

http://www.marinews.com/knot_rigs.php?P ... 121c3e1e91


tight lines

Makarand


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