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Old 02-04-2008, 03:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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My favorite one is the Palomar Knot because I read in a IGFA article that this knot is the strongest one.

What knot to you prefer to use w/t lures?
I went to the Sportsman Convention 2 weeks ago in Denver and one of the professional bass fisherman there told me, he never uses a snapswivels in competitions and he always set the lure w/t making a loop with the line the Rapala knot or King sling knot....

Do you peeps use snapswivels?

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Old 02-04-2008, 03:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I used the improved clinch but there's a couple others I'm starting to try out. I don't know, if it works, why change it.
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But if you have this type of evidence, it can make the difference don't you think?
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Old 02-04-2008, 03:23 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The Palomar knot is great for tying on all kinds of hardware. It is one of the few knots that will not slip with the various superbraid lines.

Some lures work OK with a snap swivel and some don't. Rapala advises against them for most of their lures; they prefer the "Rapala knot" (go figure) which is a loop knot that gives the lure the most freedom to wiggle.

For tying a loop in the end of a piece of mono leader, the "perfection loop" is the best one I have found, has excellent knot strength and never slips.

Before starting a thread like this, it's a good idea to use the search function to see what has already been said; we have had this discussion many times before.

Not complaining though. I like knots.
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W.E. I tried the perfection loop last fall when koke/bow fishing and it broke two times instantly when the fish started thrashing. Now I might have had too big of a loop (if that matters really), but I will not be using that again anytime soon.

I don't think I messed the knot up as it is very simple to tie, flies are supposed to really drift good with loops, but I was loosing small, say 13" fish on it. I don't know, I know others use it, but it just wouldn't seem to hold for me, even on small fish.

I am going to try the Palomar knot this year for spin fishing.
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For monofiliment (wich is all I use) the improved clinch is very easy and very strong. I saw a test on North American Fisherman that showed two other knots that were stronger than the imprved clinch, the jansik knot, and the eye crosser knot. Both were stronger knots for monofiliment, but they were more difficult to tie. In the test I saw, the improved clinch knot tied with 15 lbs. mono broke under 19.5 pounds of stress.
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W.E. I tried the perfection loop last fall when koke/bow fishing and it broke two times instantly when the fish started thrashing. Now I might have had too big of a loop (if that matters really), but I will not be using that again anytime soon.

I don't think I messed the knot up as it is very simple to tie, flies are supposed to really drift good with loops, but I was loosing small, say 13" fish on it. I don't know, I know others use it, but it just wouldn't seem to hold for me, even on small fish.

I am going to try the Palomar knot this year for spin fishing.
Phil, flies also turn over easier with a loop...especially if casting larger flies.

I probably used the improved clinch knot 90% of the time..It's just so easy to tie. I will use the rapala knot, but sometimes I have to tie it twice...because I have too large of a loop. Hmmm..I have the same problem with ties...
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W.E. I tried the perfection loop last fall when koke/bow fishing and it broke two times instantly when the fish started thrashing. Now I might have had too big of a loop (if that matters really), but I will not be using that again anytime soon.
Beats the heck out of me, I have caught 20 lb. carp on 6 lb. line using that loop, and it never gave. In fact it has never let me down. But I don't blame you for not using it if it doesn't work for you. Sorry I can't explain what the problem might be.

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I NEVER use snap swivels. I always tie to the lure with a rapala knot or improves cinch or palomar.

Cranks get a rapala knot
Spoons will usually get an improved cinch knot or rapala knot. Some spoons require a crosslock snap because the body of the spoon could cut the line.
jigs get the palomar or improved cinch depending on the size of the jig and line being used (superlines get a palomar)

I also tie the blood knot ALOT, when adding leader. Knail knot I tie regularly and the arbor knot I tie regularly.



I love knots. all kinds, I like learning new knots and playing with rope too. (what a nerd)
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I use a canoe man knot. If im putting a leader on I use a uni x 2
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