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im new to catfishing and was wondering what line and knots people use for catfish . i was using 12lb berkley smooth cast and a improved cinch knot and i had two brake me off a couple nights ago . i wasnt horsing them in or anything ....
 
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Where did the line break? At the knot or up the line more?
 
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A good thing to get in the habit of doing is running the line between your fingers each time you bring the line it.  This will tell you if you have knicks in the line.  Also catfish really like to roll, so I've noticed that I can get knicks from their fins and stuff sometimes.

I really like the P-Line brand of lines and have been pretty pleased with the CX Premium for trolling. Not sure how it would hold up to cats but with it being flouro coated, it should be good.

http://www.p-line.com/line/cx_premium.htm
 
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thanks ill have to try it.....here goes another 100 bucks at sportsmans warehouse ...i cant leave that place for under that
 

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I change my line often with catfish (every few weeks or so with heavy fishing), since its constantly being dragged across the bottom...and fish 14 lb test. i also use a 20 lb leader about 18 inches long below a swivel and slip sinker. to attach the hook i use a loop knot..so the hook rotates freely.
 
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Rottal said:
I change my line often with catfish (every few weeks or so with heavy fishing), since its constantly being dragged across the bottom...and fish 14 lb test.  i also use a 20 lb leader about 18 inches long below a swivel and slip sinker.  to attach the hook i use a loop knot..so the hook rotates freely.
Is the loop know also known as a rapala knot?
 

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I change my line often with catfish (every few weeks or so with heavy fishing), since its constantly being dragged across the bottom...and fish 14 lb test. i also use a 20 lb leader about 18 inches long below a swivel and slip sinker. to attach the hook i use a loop knot..so the hook rotates freely.
Is the loop know also known as a rapala knot?
heres a link to tying instructions for a non slip loop knot...make sure your loop is small though..about a 1/4 inch or so when pulling tight...

http://www.flyfishlouisiana.com/nonslip_loop_knot.htm
 
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That's it! Rapala calls it a rapala knot in their crankbait packaging. :D
 

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I use 14 pound berkley super braid.. I personally think the palomar knot is one of the toughest knot there are. but even using braided i still retie. if you loose a fish or if you catch a fish
 
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