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Wondering what knot is best with fluorocarbon to lure/hook. I tried the improved clinch knot and it came loose. I'm thinking about going with a 6 turn san Diego jam knot. what are your recommendations?

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This is the knot I use for flouro, hasn't failed me yet. I call it the Shaw Grigsby knot, but I think it is actually the double Pitzen. It slides down easy without burning the line and it doesn't cut into itself on hook set.

 

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I use the improved clinch exclusively with flouro and mono.  Once in a great while i'll muff it up and it will come loose.  But when tied properly it holds up as well as anything.  Just test it before you use it...

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17 minutes ago, swandog said:

This is the knot I use for flouro, hasn't failed me yet. I call it the Shaw Grigsby knot, but I think it is actually the double Pitzen. It slides down easy without burning the line and it doesn't cut into itself on hook set.

 

I've been useing the San Diego jam knot for years and have never had a failure, but I've tied this a few times and like it better with larger diameter lines throwing into heavy cover. 

 

Mike

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double pitzen….even use it on mono.works great.

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The best is subjective. My choice would be the one you tie the 'best'. It doesn't matter what knot you use if it's not tied correctly. I've been using the uni knot for years and it hasn't let me down yet. 

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San Diego jam is a fine knot for fluorocarbon.

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I either use the snell (occasionally), or a Uni for everything else. It's not necessarily the best but I find it very quick to tie, with minimal chance of burning. 

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thanks guys for the replies. I think I'm going with the jam knot. I'm extremely fluent in tying it and its really quick. I have never tried the uni knot because I cant tie it :lol: ill try to learn it though. it seems like a good knot to use when re spooling.

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12 hours ago, An Outdoor Guy said:

thanks guys for the replies. I think I'm going with the jam knot. I'm extremely fluent in tying it and its really quick. I have never tried the uni knot because I cant tie it :lol: ill try to learn it though. it seems like a good knot to use when re spooling.

Excellent for joining 2 lines together also. 

 

Mike 

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Pitzen for me

Jeff

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I use the Sand Diego Jam. I make about 7-8 turns while using 16lb Sniper if that gives you a reference 

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I have also heard the palomar knot is a great knot to use as well. so far I have had good luck with the jam knot. no break offs or knots coming undone so far but then again today was my first day using it hahaha. ill tie up a second line using the palomar knot and see how they stand up against each other

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I use a palomar with fluoro with no problems,very very rarely I have burn problems but that's because I rushed the knot.  I don't like the uni knot at all with fluoro,my "burn the line" rate with a uni on fluoro is like 99%.

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5 hours ago, blckshirt98 said:

I use a palomar with fluoro with no problems,very very rarely I have burn problems but that's because I rushed the knot.  I don't like the uni knot at all with fluoro,my "burn the line" rate with a uni on fluoro is like 99%.

Me too! I switched to the Crazy Alberto (or modified Albright) because the braid is looped around the fluoro and so far, so good. As many times as I've tried to tie the Uni to Uni, even making sure it's 'perfect', for some reason it just doesn't hold up as well for me. The best advice as mentioned is to use whatever knot you can confidently tie and that works the best - for you. Just keep trying different knots until you're happy.

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I usually tie a Uni or Blood knot for leaders. Briad direct I tie a palomar. 

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On 7/31/2016 at 9:39 PM, An Outdoor Guy said:

I have never tried the uni knot because I cant tie it :lol: ill try to learn it though. it seems like a good knot to use when re spooling.

For the past 2 years, I have also been using the SD jam, or the palomar with floro.  I haven't had either break on a fish yet.  But maybe that's because I don't catch a lot of big fish!;)

Recently, I watched an older vid on YouTube with Aaron Martens doing a "double uni" - but to be clear, I mean doubling the line, then tying a regular uni, except that Martens adds lots of turns to his uni.  I have started using it and while it is a little bulky it also seems to work well.  It seems to have the right ingredients for a good connection knot: doubled line at the connection, and multiple wraps around the main line, pulled tight.    

The Trilene is another knot that works well with floro, according to Berkley, and features a doubled line at the connection and multiple wraps around the main line.  Easy to tie but I just don't use it.

 

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Never had a problem using the SDJ. Will also use a Palomar for certain applications, like tying directly to hooks.

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I use pretty much the Improved Clinch exclusively on Fluoro, sucks you're having trouble with it. really love that knot. My knots came loose once in a while because I was tightening the knot down using the standing and tag ends. Some video told me to do that and I kept ripping the knot out when tying it. But now I know how to do it and it hasn't failed me hundreds of fish later.

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The Pitzen also known as the 16/20 and Duncan Knot.

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1 hour ago, IamNewbie said:

I use pretty much the Improved Clinch exclusively on Fluoro, sucks you're having trouble with it. really love that knot. My knots came loose once in a while because I was tightening the knot down using the standing and tag ends. Some video told me to do that and I kept ripping the knot out when tying it. But now I know how to do it and it hasn't failed me hundreds of fish later.

I know it does suck I'm having problems with it because at first that was the knot I swore by. but the SDJ know has been holding up great so far and I can tie it MUCH faster than any other knot out there. I think I have finally found my all time knot. occasionally I will tie a palomar knot like when I'm using braid to a lure. and I have also started using the Albright knot for joining my mono backing to my fluoro mainline. it took a lot of time to find what works for me but I think I finally have it down! :D

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