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Are any of you anyone doing this? 

 

at about 11:00, he explains the snell knot. I just tied one and I can tell it would definitely increase the hookup percentage. Seems like it might also have your weight crooked against the hook all day. I guess you need to pull the nose of the plastic over the hook eye. But I've been using a black glass bead between the tungsten weight and the hook knot to avoid the weight cutting the knot.

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I tie a snell knot on TX rig hooks. Been doing it for 

a long time now.

 

Only thing, make sure you do a pull-test of your line

against the O of the hook. I ended up tossing all my

Daiichi hooks because the circle is closed with an 

abrasive spot - all of the hooks I tested rubbed and 

broke the line.

 

So if I use a Daiichi it'll be a Palomar or clinch.

 

Never had this issue with Gamakatsu hooks.

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Generally I use the uni knot, but I'll tie a snell if I'm using a light punch rig. Say 1/4-3/8oz tungsten,4/0 hook,rage craw, and a punch hub with skirt

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Never had this issue with Gamakatsu hooks.

I have a crush on Gamakatsu

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I have a crush on Gamakatsu

 

Gamakatsu makes awesome hooks. :smiley:

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I never used a punch rig prior to this season and I also never snelled a hook.  Now, whenever I do the first, I always tie it up will a snell knot.

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I snell only when punching.

Mike

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I snell when using a straight shank hook with a weight otherwise I don't see the point

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