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I belive its called a Palmer Knot - I have never had one fail on me. Although it doesnt work for spinnerbaits as far as I know.

a 3G knot (Shown in NAFC Mag under Knot wars) is also good just started to use that one.

Pick up the "Little Book of Knots" Sold at most cabella and Bass Pro its a life saver. Or make drawings of the knots you see online on index cards and keep them in your bag / Box.

Always helps me out when you want to change things up.

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That would be a Palomar knot. If you do a search, this topic has been cover a whole bunch of times. ;)

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Line to line Alberto's

Line to bait 16/20

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Well, in a nutshell, I use a palomar, for attaching hooks. An improved clinch, for attaching lures, and a blood knot, for attaching my fluorocarbon leader, to my braided main line.

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But here's the really important part ! Read this twice ! No... 10 X's !

I don't consider myself to be such a great knot tyer, yet my knots NEVER, EVER FAIL !!!

Why, you ask ? Because what I am great at, is being able to visually inspect a knot, to see how cleanly it tied.

If it does not cinch down cleanly, and pretty, their isn't even any sense in pulling on it, to test it. Hack that sucker off, and try again... and again, if necessary. I don't know about the rest of you, but I might tie 5 beautiful knots in a row.... then 2 or 3 crappy ones. Of course those always seem to happen, when I just sighted a monster, and couldn't be more anxious to get back out there.... But that is precisely the time that a perfect knot matters the most !

It's not a mystery to me, why a pretty, clean, symmetrical knot won't fail, while an ugly, funky, crooked knot will. What is happening, is that at some part of the knot, the line has developed a twist in it, and when subjected to a heavy load, it is quite likely to cut itself off.

The point is, everyone, on occasion, ties a crappy knot. The important thing is, learning to recognize it as such, and retying it, before it ever touches the water.

An ounce of prevention, is worth a ton of cure ;)

Peace,

Fish

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Welp, I know that happens to me, fugly knots get hacked and retied, I'm gettin better though.. ;D

BTW, I use a uni to uni to attach a leader, never had a knot fail either..

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As the name "uni-knot" suggests (universal knot), I use it for everything in both fresh & saltwater.

At the risk of sounding like a parrot, if the uni-knot is pre-snugged it will 'never' slip,

otherwise operator-failure may be mistaken for knot-failure.

I use braided line exclusively, and due to its ultra-fine diameter I can get away with 30-lb line.

Although I don't need 30-lb breaking-strength, it has a diameter equal to 8-lb mono,

but more importantly, 30-lb braid virtually eliminates line-burrowing and luff knots (wind-knots).

Since the line has 30-lb breaking-strength, I'm not interested in any knot that might offer 3% more knot-strength :;)

Roger

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