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Ice Fishing Tips -Check your local regulations! => Jigging => Topic started by: maddogg on Nov 17, 2021, 09:16 AM

Title: Knot useage
Post by: maddogg on Nov 17, 2021, 09:16 AM
When jigging for panfish with tungsten jigs which knot do you prefer to use. A loop knot or a knot that is tight to the jig.
Title: Re: Knot useage
Post by: appleye on Nov 17, 2021, 09:33 AM
I use both. I usually start with a loop knot and if the fish on graph flare away I assume it's too much movement then got to a clinch knot to make less movement of the jig. I normally have a rod with one of each.
Title: Re: Knot useage
Post by: DR.SPECKLER on Nov 17, 2021, 09:48 AM
I use the loop knot alot these days.i got sick of repositioning a horizontal jig using the clinch knot.the surgeon loop or rapala knot has better jig action and fiskas or amped jigs balance perfectly.
Title: Re: Knot useage
Post by: Rebelss on Nov 17, 2021, 09:50 AM
I've always used the Rapala knot with little issue.....
Title: Re: Knot useage
Post by: fishinpwk on Nov 22, 2021, 08:51 PM

This knot works, used it before.

My favorite is the uni-knot for a loop. Cinch down to hook eye, but don't tighten it. Pull the tag end instead to finish. Creates a loop or size a  predetermined loop and tighten from there. Works great.

Depending on line size and material (mono, flouro, etc) knot will slip and cinch at hook eye or stay locked.

Fished with a guide using heavy p-line leader and a three turn uni-knot with small loop at jig eye. Knot didn't budge after landing multipe big lakers that day. Biggest being a 31 lber.