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It's got to where I only use 2 knots.

1. Improved Clinch Knot to attach line to hook.

2. Double Surgeon's Knot to attach line to leader

But I found this new one for making dual hook nightcrawler harnesses for Walleye etc...http://www.walleyesinc.com/walleyeinc3/howtotie.html

I used to sometimes have fish break off with an alarming regularity. Then somewhere on some website, somebody pointed out that you always spit on your line to lubricate the knot as you tie it tight. The break-offs ended abruptly.

Some people have suggested other knots, but I've found nearly all others hard to tie and a befuddlement, but I guess other people are knot-gifted & stuff, whereas it took me a long time to learn spitting.
 

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I too also find myself using the improved clinch but have started using a Palomar knot. When tieing on a crank bait ive been using a Rapala knot.

There are alot of knots and I guess they all have their own place.


-Jay
 

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Mostly the improved clinch knot,rapala knot on cranks,palomar for braided lines.
 

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Uni knot. Haven't had any problems with this knot. You can also loosen it slightly to give your fly/lure more action.
 

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Many years ago I used the improved clinch to tie onto swivels. Then a fishing buddy suggested we test our knots. We tied up surgeons, improved clinches, palomars, & unis with the same line and jerk tested the knots over & over. We figured that knot failure mostly occurred on a hard strike, excessive hook set, or head snap runs, and tried to duplicate that quick application of knot stress. The uni knot consistently required a more forceful snap to break than the other knots.

Of course double knots of any kind are probably even stronger, but we didn't test those.

Oh, and I always spit tighten.
 

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From what ive been told is that a palomar and a trilene knot will both hold almost %100 which means your more likely to break your line than it breaking at your knot.


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-Jay
 

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it is the best and if you double it than it is even better.The doubling only works on mono though doesnt work on the braids
 

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Uni knot for everything but tying a leader to the main line-for that I use a nail knot. But the uni IMHO is a great knot cause its so easy to tie. Ed
 

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not a problem hope the tip works for you its an awesome knot for fishing in the forest well thats what i like to call the weeds, trees ,and rocks
 

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Palamar for drop shot rigging, improved clinch for the tailing weight.

King sling on crank baits or rattle traps and the like. I like the action it allows.

snell for bait hooks. Other speciality knots as required.
 
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