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Anyone used veggie oil to lube flurocarbon knots? What's best stuff?

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Lost a sweet 5#er last fall when my line broke at the knot. i tied it VERY carefully, made it pretty (San Diego Jam, cushioning good for FC I read). I know FC has this problem, but as I like the stuff I want to cut my losses as best I can. Any suggestions?

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Thanks :) but that's what I was using. I guess I could bite a lemon to get more (maybe that IS the problem)>

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Keep a penny under your tounge and you will have all the spit you would ever need. :)

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As a frequent heartburn suffer... A stick of gum generates all the spit you need.

You don't know where that penny has been...

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Best thing to do is toss the FC into the garbage or buy a new spool.  Perhaps try a better knot.

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Best thing to do is toss the FC into the garbage or buy a new spool.  Perhaps try a better knot.

You're tieing the knot wrong........a 5# fish should not break any knot. I only use FC leaders in the ocean, my knots hold much larger fish and I use a simple clinch knot.

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Best thing to do is toss the FC into the garbage or buy a new spool. Perhaps try a better knot.

You're tieing the knot wrong........a 5# fish should not break any knot. I only use FC leaders in the ocean, my knots hold much larger fish and I use a simple clinch knot.

Me too.  I suggest using retying often if your bait/knot has been out of the water for a long time.  FC has a habit of becoming brittle.

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Best thing to do is toss the FC into the garbage or buy a new spool. Perhaps try a better knot.

You're tieing the knot wrong........a 5# fish should not break any knot. I only use FC leaders in the ocean, my knots hold much larger fish and I use a simple clinch knot.

Me too. I suggest using retying often if your bait/knot has been out of the water for a long time. FC has a habit of becoming brittle.

Little tough to catch fish if your bait is out of the water too ;D.

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Drink some water. You'll have all the spit you need. Veggie oil on the boat would be a mess and you'll end up with slippery rods and reels.

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Why not just tie a Clinch opr Trilene knot?  This will probably solve your problem, experience talking :) 

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I use an improved clinch and put the knot in my mouth to get the whole knot wet before I cinch it down.  Without the spit, I can hear the line rubbing against itself.  Also, the knot cinches down cleaner and easier with the spit on it.

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