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Author Topic: Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Knots  (Read 3511 times)

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Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Knots
« on: Oct 24, 2011, 11:04 AM »
I bought some new line this weekend for my reels. Berkley Micro Ice 3 lb solar for my panfish rods and 6 lb clear steel for walleyes. I also bought some 4 lb Vanish for my leaders. I usually use improved clinch knots to attach everything. Berkley recommends a trilene knot. Just wondering if I am ok if I use the improved clinch with the Vanish?

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Re: Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Knots
« Reply #1 on: Oct 24, 2011, 11:18 AM »
not sure about the 3 - 6 lb line, but with berkley vanish 12 lb (for summer bass fishing) the ONLY knot that wouldn't break on me is a "double-uni" knot.  trilene knot was decent, but still broke off too many times for me...  I almost gave up on fluoro line completely till i tried the double uni...

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Re: Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Knots
« Reply #2 on: Oct 24, 2011, 11:51 AM »
not sure about the 3 - 6 lb line, but with berkley vanish 12 lb (for summer bass fishing) the ONLY knot that wouldn't break on me is a "double-uni" knot.  trilene knot was decent, but still broke off too many times for me...  I almost gave up on fluoro line completely till i tried the double uni...
yep me too.  I still think the vanish is an inferior flouro - but after switching to a double uni I had no more line-connection knot failures.  What do you use to attached flouro to terminal tackle (i.e. lure/snap-swivel)?  I've been using a palomar, but it's not great  :-\
I think there are probably better flouro's out there....
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Re: Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Knots
« Reply #3 on: Oct 24, 2011, 12:35 PM »
Of all the different Fluorocarbon lines, P-line, Berkley, Trilene and Seaguar, the Duncan Loop or Uni knot has not let me down yet ! Flouro to Flouro, Flouro to braid, Flouro to Swivels and Flouro to Hooks, 2lb or 80 lb, it is what works for me ! Good luck !

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Re: Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Knots
« Reply #4 on: Nov 21, 2011, 12:25 PM »
FWIW, i had horrible knot strength problems with Vanish - both at the fluoro to braid connection and the fluoro to lure connection.  I dropped it completely about 4 years ago.  I have had very good luck on the ice with Berkely Micro Ice line.

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Re: Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Knots
« Reply #5 on: Nov 22, 2011, 07:58 AM »
 Florocabon always slips for me when using the trilene knot.  For Mono I will not use anything else.  I like to use a palomar when possible. Improved cinch otherwise.
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Re: Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Knots
« Reply #6 on: Nov 22, 2011, 08:03 AM »
Huh...been using the 2# Vanish for years with a palomar knot on the lure...no issues here  ???
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Re: Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Knots
« Reply #7 on: Nov 23, 2011, 04:39 PM »
Huh...been using the 2# Vanish for years with a palomar knot on the lure...no issues here  ???

Palomar knot works fine,  Trilene knot has not worked for me.  I also noticed that I can't tie a dropper loop w/ Floro w/out it slipping
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Re: Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Knots
« Reply #8 on: Nov 23, 2011, 06:40 PM »
Polomar all I use, rety every 25 or so fish never had a problem

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Re: Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Knots
« Reply #9 on: Nov 28, 2011, 01:52 AM »
When I first tried fluorocarbaon lines years ago, I had weak knot probems and slipping.  I had to re-learn how to tie my knots, well actually how to snug the knot.  Since after that, I've had very little problems.  However keep in mind that flourocarbon lines tend to have weaker knot strengths compared to your other nylon fishing lines.

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Re: Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Knots
« Reply #10 on: Dec 13, 2011, 01:18 PM »
On all my Fluoro bass rigs, I tie a "double san diego jammer" knot. Sounds funkie; but it is a 100% knot. Google it to see how to tie it.

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Re: Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Knots
« Reply #11 on: Dec 14, 2011, 11:42 AM »
will that jammer know work for all lines?????  Im not real big into knowing all these different knots for this and that, I just loaded my new ice rod with vanish and i don't what any problems but this knot looks pretty simple to tie

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Re: Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Knots
« Reply #12 on: Dec 16, 2011, 05:57 AM »
Yes... "jammer" knot will work on all lines.  I forgot to mention (I am sure all probably already know this) that it is very important to lube the line with water or saliva before tying any knot on flouro.
The heat caused by friction will limit knot strength.

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Re: Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Knots
« Reply #13 on: Dec 16, 2011, 08:21 PM »
buy a different flouro! berkly vanish is junk. if you have money to spend buy seagar, or trilene 100% flouro.

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Re: Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Knots
« Reply #14 on: Dec 18, 2011, 08:51 AM »
How do you tie the Uni knot ?

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Re: Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Knots
« Reply #15 on: Dec 18, 2011, 01:39 PM »
ban - welcome to the best site on the internet!

here's a good knot tying reference:
http://www.animatedknots.com/uniknot/index.php
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Re: Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Knots
« Reply #16 on: Dec 20, 2011, 05:18 PM »
palomar or uni knots are what I use in both braid and flouro, no probs.

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Re: Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Knots
« Reply #17 on: Dec 21, 2011, 08:28 PM »
Double uni for all line to line connections, regardless if its braid, mono, or flouro. The only difference is the number of wraps depending on the line material, 5 of mono or flouro and 6-7 wraps on braid depending on the thickness to prevent slipage.

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Re: Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Knots
« Reply #18 on: Dec 23, 2011, 09:07 AM »
Huh...been using the 2# Vanish for years with a palomar knot on the lure...no issues here  ???
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Re: Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon Knots
« Reply #19 on: Dec 27, 2011, 10:24 AM »
Thanks for the link.

 

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