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what does every one use for braid? i had some knots come undone on me today and lost 3 bass jugs because of it :'(

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When I'm rigging at home, I use the Fish N Fool knot.  On the water, the Palomar, it's quicker and easier for my fumble fingers to tie.

I make a plenty big loop when a jig needs to be retied.  Otherwise, the strands of the skirt seem to come alive and dart into the loop.

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x3 on the palomar

quick, easy, and most importantly strong

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Also, I haven't tried it myself but I read in a few different places about people melting the tag end of the line just a little with a lighter.  It stops the ability of the knot slip. Just a thought.  

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Also, I haven't tried it myself but I read in a few different places about people melting the tag end of the line just a little with a lighter.  It stops the ability of the knot slip. Just a thought.

I've mentioned that numerous times on this forum, I always do it.

Simple cinch knot, singe the ends(some put a dab of super glue as well). holds like a moray eel.

For lures, simply loopknot, again no problems.

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tying the braid directly to the lure, etc.... i stick with what seems to be the consensus here...palomer.....although i have never tried the whole burning aspect of the tag end.  I have never had the palomer fail, so why fix it if it ain't ... well you get the point.

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The Palomar is a great knot, which I use often... But it's not for everything. I also use an improved clinch, and a bloodknot (for joining my mono leader to my braided mainline).

I NEVER have problems with my knots slipping, or failing.

Lord knows I tie "plenty" of poor knots..... But what I'm REALLY good at it, is recognizing a poor knot when I tie one. If it takes 3 or 4 tries for me to get one that cinches easily, completely, and looks clean and symetrical when finished, that's fine. But I won't ever let a poor knot meet the water.

Oh... I do occasionally use a drop of superglue on the tag end of my braid, and the knot itself, but that's just for peace of mind. They never slip anyway.

Peace,

Fish

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Palomar :)

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Palomer as well! Seems like everything else will fail especially when you birds nest and the bait stops mid air. Palomer stops that problem!

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i hear about super glue. does the left over smell scare them away?

No. If you're worried though, put some scent on.

X 10 on the Palomar for braid.

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