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Hey folks, I've been trying to learn some new fishing knots lately, any ideas? whats your favorite knot for different situations?

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I use a polymer knot as often as I can. It's very quick and very easy. The only exceptions are with flourocarbon I use the shaw grigsby "no idea what its called knot" that's what he calls it . I think its also referred to as the eugene knot. Then sometimes I use a loop knot when I don't want the bait to be hindered by the knot. Mostly cranks and I also use it for swim jigs.

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Palomar for braid, Improved clinch for mono.

I've tried both and the trilene for floro. But haven't decieded which to stay with yet.

I like the palomar because it's the easiest to tie but also it's the most easiest to tie wrong.

Mike

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Palomar for most everything, when possible, Uni Knot most everything else. Improved clinch for spinnerbaits and b9uzzbaits with P-Line CXX because it's fast and holds. Any bent eye hooks, I Uni snell. Alberto's (modified Albright) for braid to leader.

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San Diego Jam for everything! By the way if you have a smartphone I suggest you download the Knot Wars app. It is a great tool for learing new knots and the animation on it is spectacular.

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I keep it simple, they hold great and easy to tie. Loop knops for lures, clinch knot for leaders and a double wrapped improved clinch to tie a swivel on braid.

I've had 2 problems, first is when I join braid lines I've been using 2 clinch knots, never had a problem until a sailfish pulled it thru and another time with an amberjack, anything up to 50 or so pound fish have held just fine. I'm now doing 2 improved clinch knots, has worked fine but haven't caught fish like I mentioned since I started using it. Second problem was the alberto, it works great but this is what happened. I only use this knot for some toothy critters, I tied a leader of about 5', I found 10 total wraps held like iron. I caught fish including some bigger jacks and lots of fish 5-10 pounds and I never changed the leader as I didn't use up very much of it. After about 2 weeks while casting the knot came unraveled.

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I keep it simple, they hold great and easy to tie. Loop knops for lures, clinch knot for leaders and a double wrapped improved clinch to tie a swivel on braid.

I've had 2 problems, first is when I join braid lines I've been using 2 clinch knots, never had a problem until a sailfish pulled it thru and another time with an amberjack, anything up to 50 or so pound fish have held just fine. I'm now doing 2 improved clinch knots, has worked fine but haven't caught fish like I mentioned since I started using it. Second problem was the alberto, it works great but this is what happened. I only use this knot for some toothy critters, I tied a leader of about 5', I found 10 total wraps held like iron. I caught fish including some bigger jacks and lots of fish 5-10 pounds and I never changed the leader as I didn't use up very much of it. After about 2 weeks while casting the knot came unraveled.

I'm not a saltwater guy but I use the Alberto to tie heavy mono or flouro leaders to braid. I had the knot come undone once on a backlash. Now I use a drop of superglue on the knot. It seems to have fixed the problem.

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All line to terminal tackle ... 16/20 or Pitzen strong, quick, easy, even with gloves on.

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I have been tying double palomar knots on everything for 15 years now. It is simple to tie and very strong. When I get a snag, the hook either bends to free the snag or I wind up bringing in the tree branch. I hardly ever break off due to this knot.

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Single hooks: Palomar

Treble hook lures: 16/20, also known a Duncan or Pitzen

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I use the Palomar knot for everything. However, the reason that I use the Palomar knot is because I am 56 and farsighted. Thus, without reading glasses (which I do not want to bring on the boat), I can't see the open bottom loop(s) well enough to finish knots like the San Diego, Berkley Braid or Triple Loop, especially when tying 20-40lb test braid line. It's hard enough to get the line through the split ring or hook eye to start the Palomar, but I can finish it even in low light. Fortunately, the Palomar knot holds up with both braid and fluorocarbon.

Something to look forward to for you younger bassers.

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I'd be lost without bifocals (progressive lens in my case).

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San Diego Jam is a GREAT knot for flouro and with increased wraps is great for braid to.

I will also tie Palomar on braid sometimes.

I will tie the modified albright for braid to leader.

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I use a palomar for braid and obviously when I'm tying a drop shot. For everything else I use an improved clinch but after watching that video of the reverse clinch I may start tying that.

I read somewhere that if you put your line through the eye twice it'll strengthen your knot. Anybody know if that's true? Does it hurt at all? I've been doing it for a while and have never had a problem but I haven't had any monsters on either.

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Palomar for lures/hooks and uni-uni for leaders are all I know, and all I need to know. :D

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Palomar and improved clinch. will use a loop knot for steelheading.

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My favorite. Use it for both flourocarbon and mono with no problems ( see the link below.) I use a double palomar for braid.

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Just about any knot tied properly will hold well, becomes personal choice. My criteria is pretty simple, if the knots hold with offshore fish, they will hold for inshore and freshwater.

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Snell knot for flipping/pitching rigs. Alberto knot for joining thick leader material to braid. Blood knot for joining braid to flouro/mono of similiar diameter. Palomar for most everything else.

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yep, palomar all day everyday even with fluoro, never had an issue. i use the blood and/or albright for attaching leader to main line.

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