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lately my knots have been coming untied and i have been losing lure left and right any tips

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thats a great site RW, that myself.... and i would assume many others here have frequented.

good lookin out...

for me,

i now use all braid....

strictly palomer knots...

with mono (previously) i used the trilene knot....

in the salt, for my braid to mono...

i use the improved albright or alberto knot...

and still the trilene knot for the mono leader to the tackle.

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lately my knots have been coming untied and i have been losing lure left and right any tips

JUST CUROUS , WHAT KIND OF KNOTS WERE YOU TYING ?

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This is the other knot I tie, mostly for big lures:

Pitzen Knot, also known as the Sixteen-Twenty

and Duncan Knot

http://www.rockymtnfly.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59:tying-the-pitzen-knot-&catid=25:featured-articles&Itemid=61

8-)

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A Palomar tied properly will never fail and its easy and fast to tie.

Just remember to wet it before tightening the knot.

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If you are using braided line with the Palomar knot I suggest switching to the Double Palomar.

San Diego Jam Knot is another great knot for mono and FC.

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Yes, the Palomar knot will work with a spinnerbait. The only difference between using it with a plain hook and a lure is the size of the loop needed to pass the object thru after making the overhand knot.

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Trilene knot for me. I can't tie a decent Palomar knot

to save my life.

BB :)

Really..????  it's a overhand knot with a loop..if I were you, I'd practice tying a palomar..it's so easy and fast it's ridiculous..

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Below is a recent knot-strength comparison using fluorocarbon line:

> Palomar Knot 72%

> Uni-Knot 69%

> Trilene Knot 67%

When I used to fish with 10 lb monofilament line, knot-strength was a critical issue.

Today I use 30-lb braided line, where the difference between 72% and 69% knot-strength

is totally meaningless. In fact, the bigger issue with braid is getting it to break.

My favorite knot by far is the 6-twist "Uni-knot", and for three good reasons:

1) Tying to a plug with three treble hooks is no more difficult than tying to a bare hook

2) The uni-knot is unexcelled for joining lines of different diameters and different materials

3) The uni-knot is very simple to tie, and can be used for everything (hence the name "universal")

There's never a need to pre-wet a uni-knot, and as long six-twists are used

and the knot is "pre-tightened", it will NEVER slip.

You can rest assured, if the uni-knot ever slipped or broke, I'd avoid it like the plague.

Roger

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2) The uni-knot is unexcelled for joining lines of different diameters and different materials

I used to use the uni to uni for this but have switched to the Alberto knot (that Roadwarrior provided the youtube link for). It has proven a stronger knot for joining lines of differing diameters (in my experience).

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2) The uni-knot is unexcelled for joining lines of different diameters and different materials

I used to use the uni to uni for this but have switched to the Alberto knot (that Roadwarrior provided the youtube link for). It has proven a stronger knot for joining lines of differing diameters (in my experience).

I've found the same.  A friend turned me on to it a couple of years ago, but it took a while to completely convert.  One tip, if you're sold on Uni to Uni connection (which are very easy to tie when time is of the essence) is to use a spider hitch knot to double up the braided mainline, so it matches the leader diameter better.

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I use a palomar 99 44/100% of the time.  I just took another look at the tying of the knot on the animated knots link and I noticed that one loop was left on the shank of the hook.  I've always tightened everything up in the eye.  Does it matter?

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