Which Knot?

Discussion in 'Fishing Gear & Tackle' started by oneshot 1, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. oneshot 1

    oneshot 1 Well-Known Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    Ok most time on my Mono Lines I use Clinch Knot but go to heavy 30# Mono I go to a Polymer Knot.



    :D The Big Grin goes with 12 wraps :rolleyes: Wait that isn't Fishing Line carry on.
  2. Meller

    Meller Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    Improved cinch on mono. Then for braid I do improved cinch with an extra arbor type knot on tag end around main line, because I never learned a polomar good enough to remember

  3. DougC

    DougC Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2008
    I've always used the palomar knot for heavy mono, and regular clinch knot for braid. Have never experienced slippage with the braid.
  4. Meller

    Meller Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2008
    I've had power pro pull out of cinch knot. It never sets good, that's why I re-tie the tag end to secure it. But that's the only braid I've ever messed with
  5. DougC

    DougC Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2008
    Not to argue, but 80lb Powerpro is what I use.
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  6. WBF

    WBF Wolf Brook Farms

    Oct 25, 2013
    One Shot Sex knot!

    Te big grin like the bo-line...
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  7. Refuze2falo

    Refuze2falo Plain White Cracker

    Aug 13, 2008
    We are neighbors
    Granny knot works on everything
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  8. DougC

    DougC Well-Known Member

    Dec 1, 2008
    For ol' womens
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  9. NoLuck

    NoLuck Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2008
    If you can’t tie a knot tie a lot!!!
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  10. Mailman

    Mailman Well-Known Member

    Feb 2, 2005
    Blue Springs Mo
    I normally use two types of knots. The first one is the one I use the most which is the improved clinch knot.

    The other I use is the palomar knot

    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018

    MAJORTOM Well-Known Member

    Mar 14, 2006
    At work as usual
    If your knot pulls loose a dab of super glue will cure that.
  12. swat1018

    swat1018 Active Member

    Jan 1, 2013
    I use a palomar for about everything except crappie jigs.
  13. The one where the rabbit goes in the hole.
  14. NoLuck

    NoLuck Well-Known Member

    Dec 14, 2008
    That’s a bowline.
  15. henry

    henry Fan Boy aka Mr Twisty and

    Amen. If your worried about slippage do a double granny. You feel kinda dirty afterwards, but it won't slip.
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  16. dnj21

    dnj21 Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    New Bloomfield
    Double Palomar for braid, but have a hard time remembering I am supposed do another wrap......
  17. bluecan

    bluecan Long time listener, first time caller

    Palomar knot mostly for me, but some things like a large crankbait with three treble hooks are just a pain to wrap the loop around, so then I use the improved clinch.
  18. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
  19. rat

    rat Legbone

    Dec 13, 2005
    double granny action... thats where its at. :eek:
  20. 421sd

    421sd Part-time malcontent

    Dec 23, 2012
    Ozarks Plateau
    I use a bunch depending on the application...

    Simple tie on — Palomar

    Loop knots for good lure/streamer fly action — loop knots
    Duncan loop
    Rapala knot
    And others...

    Fly leader connections — blood knot, perfection loop, slim beauty

    On my fly leaders I'll put a bit of UV-cure epoxy on the knots to make them a little more secure, then trim the tags off flush to the epoxy — all this makes the knots slicker through the guides.