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Old 04-30-2014, 03:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What kind of knots yall usually use? I guess the one I use is called the improved clench knot. I just have been usin it forever, only knot I tie. For lures, hooks, everything. http://www.artofmanliness.com/2010/1...n-should-know/

What do you guys use? Am I missing out on some amazing knot?
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Completely depends on what I am tying. I use the polomar for spin casting whenever I can. The only time I am spin casting and don't use it is when using a spinner bait that does not have an eyelet like a normal hook.

I use the improved clinch to tie fly's on the end of my leader or tippet. I have actually been okay with a regular clinch knot (non-improved) for tying fly's on. I don't use the polomar on fly's as the eye of the hook is so damn small. I will also use the clinch to tie a nymph on to another nymph or another fly. I will tie it directly on the hook.

I use the surgeons knot to tie tippet to leader.

I use a loop for my fly line to leader but can tie a nail knot if I lose my loop somehow.

I like the double uni-knot for tying braid to leader when spin casting. I just think it is a super cool knot so use it whenever I can.

I think that is about it...
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surgeon's knot, blood knot and uni knot, not necessarily in that order of most frequently used
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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San Diego Jam for any lure connection

Blood knot for leader/tippet connections in fly fishing

Improved cinch knot fly to tippet

Albright for bite leader connections

Double Uni on braid to flouro leader connections
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Wind knots. Always wind knots. But then my casting sucks so hopefully ya'll dont' have wind knots in your repetoir.

However, with that said: Improved cinch knot for fly to tippit
Surgeon knot or blood knot when tying on more tippet or tippet to leader. If I could do it quicker I would use the uni knot (Duncan Knot?) as it seems a handy knot to let your fly swim freer.
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Improved clinch or palomar depending on the gear. Snell the circles for cats.
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Always Palomar for rigs using a swivel, to and from. Flies, standard clinch knot. I have never tied the "improved clinch knot," as I use Palomar in place of it.

Any place where there's a large enough eye for two passes, I always tie the Palomar.
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have used the improved clinch knot for years for everything except when joining two lines and never had a problem.

Simple, effective if tied properly.

I experimented with the Rapala knot for plugs and there was no difference in my catch rate in all conditions so why tie it? It's a pain IMO.

Another personal choice.
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If you fly fish, learn to tie a non-slip mono loop when tying on nymphs and streamers for more movement...
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Clinch for flies. Palomar for lures and such. Triple surgeons for tippet, and such.
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