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Ok, just wanted to poll real quick to make myself feel better  :o  How long did it take everyone to be able to tie their knots pretty fast?  I started fishing a little over a month ago, and I've finally learned to tie my improved clinch knot just right, but sometimes I'm sitting their for a couple minutes  :) sometimes fighting with this thing.

I got big hands which don't help, and I always have a slight shake in my hands for some reason which makes it worse.  It's embarrassing when fishing with other people and we are all switching baits, and they already have their bait casting and I'm still tying my knot.  Please tell me I'm not the only one  :-[

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I know how to tie an improved clinch knot but iit generally takes me about a minute and it confuses me so I tie palomar knots. They are faster, much less confusing, and stronger. it only takes me about 20 seconds to tie one of these until my fingers get cold then it takes me a tad bit longer. If you wanna learn how to tie palomar knot I could explain it to ya or you could just search fishing knots on Yahoo because most of them sights have graphics which help a lot thats how I learned to tie them I saw a buddy doing it but didn't understand it so I searched fishing knots because I knew what the name of the knot was this really helped me out it takes some ime to get started and get really good at it it took me most of 2 weeks to get fast at it. hope this helps.

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I got tired of trying to tie knots all the time, so I went with Norman speed clips for most everything. Certain things, like worm hooks and smaller jigs I tie directly on, but usually there is a speed clip on most of my rods.

BTW, I'm not all that fast at tying knot's either. I can throw a new leader on with a Uni to uni pretty quick, otherwise the only time I can tie a knot with good speed is with limp mono.

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I had the same problem tying clinch/Tri line knots so I went to the palomar. Even though with braid I could ty it like a champ but with mono I was a retard.

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I take my time to tie them. Rushing knots leads to half-a$$ tied knots, which can lead to lost fish. Better to lose a minute or two of fishing time than to lose the potential fish of a lifetime.

I guess that tells you how fast I tie my knots. ::o

I find that line with memory in it take the longest to tie when the coiled section of line comes into play when making the knot.

Don't worry about the speed at which you tie your knots. I think it is better to focus on the quality with which you tie them.  It takes me the longest in the winter with subfreezing temps and frozen fingers.  A 45 second palomar. Then, I wind up cutting the standing end two times in a row. That's a shame!  ;D

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That's the reason I tie the San Diego Jam knot.  Start to finish 12-15 seconds without trying to hurry.

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A knot is not "good enough" unless it's perfect.

If you don't like tying knots or feel you are too slow, use a Duolock swivel:

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10151&catalogId=10001&langId=-1&partNumber=30042&hvarTarget=search&cmCat=SearchResults

This still needs to be retied occasionally (big fish or hang-up, for sure).

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