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Snell Or Polamer Knot For Flipping

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Are you guys tying snells or polamer knots for yor strait shank flipping . I'm new to strait shank flippin hooks and I'm having troubling rigging my baits strait. I'm used to the offset or the EWG. Which knot do yall prefer and how to you rig your baits strait it just seems like a PITA to get them strait

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Palomar, but either would work.

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I use a palomar also.  You can't rig a straight shank hook the same way you do an off set.  Enter the nose of the bait on a downward angle rather than straight in, it should exit the plastic about 1/4 to 1/2 of an inch back. Twist the hook 180 and pull the shank through the bait until the eye is in the plastic. Now lay the hook alongside the bait and make a mental note of where it would enter and exit the bait, this will be on an angle toward the nose of the bait. Insert the hook point to where it's almost exiting the top of the bait. You can insert a piece of heavy mono, or a toothpick through the nose and hook eye and then trim off any excess to keep the bait from slipping down the shank. 

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Maybe these will help

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I use a snell knot with straight shank flipping hooks.  The key to rigging is to not push the hook point through the other side of the bait like you would with a EWG hook.  You leave the hook point buried in the bait.

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Your problem aint the knot ;)

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I dont use a standard straight shank hook anymore for flipping.

When I did it was a Palomar for braided line and a SDJ for floro.

All I use now are the Owner twist lock hooks regardless of the size.

Same knots for the same lines.

Mike

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What if we combine the two and make a Palosnell or a Snellomar ?

 

:eyebrows:

 

A-Jay

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Another vote for Snell....put the line thru the eye of the hook from the side with the point. Once you finish the know any pressure on the line kicks the hook out towards the fishes mouth. 

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Snell knots. Causes the hook to flip out and stick the fish. 

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Braided brand PowerPro recommends nothing but Palomar knot for braided line.

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There is some debate as to whether the "flip out" of the hook cased by snelling is an advantage or a hinderance. I'm not 100% sold either way. I have trouble visualizing how a straight pull on a straight shank hook is a problem. 

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maybe i wasnt specific enough. i understand how to tie the knot and getting the hook in the bait and the bait strait on the hook isnt overly difficult. the issue it my tungsten and bait not in a strait line like they would be on a EWG/Offset. is this normal. it seems undesirable.

 

What im doing to get them strait is leaving my bobber stop looser to allow some more slack between to the sinker and bait to allow them to straiten up. does that make sense???

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 I use a snell knot 100% on straight shank hooks.

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Run a Palomar and snelled hook across your finger and tell me which one catches your skin easier.

I know the answer from experience....

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There is some debate as to whether the "flip out" of the hook cased by snelling is an advantage or a hinderance. I'm not 100% sold either way. I have trouble visualizing how a straight pull on a straight shank hook is a problem. 

 

I'm in this group as well.

 

A-Jay

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I use a snell knot with flipping hooks.

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maybe i wasnt specific enough. i understand how to tie the knot and getting the hook in the bait and the bait strait on the hook isnt overly difficult. the issue it my tungsten and bait not in a strait line like they would be on a EWG/Offset. is this normal. it seems undesirable.

 

What im doing to get them strait is leaving my bobber stop looser to allow some more slack between to the sinker and bait to allow them to straiten up. does that make sense???

 

It won't be a complete straight line using a snell knot, but I don't think the fish care too much as it is such a quick reaction strike when the bait punches through the matted grasses.  That's my $0.02.

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