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  1. 1. what knot is best/do you use most?

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whats better/do you use most?

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Four knot I use

 

Arbor knot to spool on line

Alberto for leaders

San Diego Jam for fluorocarbon or mono

Palomar with braid

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I've really been exploring the uni knot and have been pleased

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Arbor - spool

Palomar - braid or mono/copoly

Uni - fluoro

Alberto/Albright - leaders

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Mono/Fluoro

1. Miller knot 

2. San Diego Jam

 

Braid

1. Palomar

2. Miller knot

 

Leader

1. Albright

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Mainline to leader: Double Uni

Mono/Fluoro to lure: Palomar

Braid to lure: Double Palomar

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I am usually either straight braid or fluorocarbon and I always use a Uni.

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Neither anymore. Although there is nothing wrong with a clinch.

Sandiego Jam or a Uni are the only thing I use anymore.

A palomar is actually a knot while a clinche is not. It is actually a slip.

Knots are bad. Slips are good.

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If you would have asked this 5 yrs ago I would have said the clinch for everything except for braid which has always been the Palomar.

But since finding the San Diego Jam and learning the corect way to tie it, and trusting it, that is what I use now exclusively for all line types except braid.

Mike

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Using a swivel with braid, improved clinch.

Leader to braid, alberto freshwater, bristol saltwater.

Leader to jig and jig heads, ordinary clinch.

Leader to lures, loopknot.

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I use the Palomar for all and when I use to use braid and leaders I used a uni to uni to attach braid to fluorocarbon but the lure or snap attachment no matter the line is always a Palomar for me.

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I use Palomar more than the Improved Clinch but I use the San Diego Jam more than both.

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i asked because these are the only two knots i can do so far. Just been practicing new knots and trying to lock em down so i can use them.

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Knots are bad. Slips are good.

is this true? and why?

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Clinch on mono/flouro and palomar on braid.

why's that?

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The Palomar knot is not a bad knot.

 

I don't know if I know any other actual fishing knots but I use a lot of slip knots.

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why's that?

They are 2 simple, strong knots.  Clinch won't work well on braid because braid (for the most part) lacks the ability to bind on itself becuase it doesn't have much "give" in it.  The binding/constricting of the clinch knot is what makes it tight, so if it is used on braid it runs a high risk of slipping loose under strain.

 

I try to keep my knots simple.  So I use those 2 and then al albright for tying a leader. 

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The binding/constricting of the clinch knot is what makes it tight, so if it is used on braid it runs a high risk of slipping loose under strain.

 

makes perfect sence! now i know to never use the improoved clinch on braid. lol

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so im assuming slips are better for mono and knots are better for braid?

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When using the improved clinch knot with braid make 2 final wraps instead of the normal 1, it will not pull through.  I've caught hundreds of saltwater fish with this knot, I use if for freshwater as well.  For some extra protection put a bead on the tag end with lighter, singeing tools are sold as well.

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Why not use an arbor knot for everything ?  That's what I've been doing lately.   When I want to change lures I just pull the tag.. untie it and tie on a new one...  trim when it starts to wear...  All those other knots take too much time imo...

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Why not use an arbor knot for everything ?  That's what I've been doing lately.   When I want to change lures I just pull the tag.. untie it and tie on a new one...  trim when it starts to wear...  All those other knots take too much time imo...

 

Not quite clear what you mean "arbor knot."  Do you mean below?  Not sure I would trust that to hold.

 

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