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Knots
« on: Jan 08, 2004, 09:36 PM »
This should probably go in FAQ, but I guess I can't start a new topic there.  This is a pretty neat site for different fishing knots.

http://www.marinews.com/fishing/fk_main.htm

To be honest, I had to go there just to figure out what some of you guys were talking about.  I know the knots, but nobody ever told me the real names of them.  I've always called a blood knot a "leader knot".  A half blood was a "fish'n knot" and a clinched half blood was a "double loop fish'n knot".  

This would probably be helpful to somebody just getting into the sport (winter or summer).

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Re:Knots
« Reply #1 on: Jan 09, 2004, 05:19 AM »
Another good one is
http://www.netknots.com/
My other favorite is Berkley's "Little Red Book of Fishing Knots"

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« Reply #2 on: Jan 09, 2004, 03:01 PM »
the bimini twist in my opinion is a good not but not practical. all you really need is a clinch knot and a palomar knot. and maybe one to splice two lines together like a blood knot.

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Re: Knots
« Reply #3 on: Dec 04, 2006, 12:40 AM »
I am partial to the Uni-knot.
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Re: Knots
« Reply #4 on: Dec 04, 2006, 03:09 AM »
I've used the trilene knot as long as i've fished for, and have'nt been wronged by it. Its a really strong knot, good for pretty much any kinda fishing.
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Re: Knots
« Reply #5 on: Dec 11, 2006, 08:52 PM »
I'll second the trilene knot i don't think i've ever had one give out on me, my other favorite is a plain old loop.

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Re: Knots
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Re: Knots
« Reply #7 on: Dec 19, 2006, 01:44 PM »
 The trilene knot is probably my favorit knot, but ill also use an improved clinch
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Re: Knots
« Reply #8 on: Jan 28, 2007, 07:51 PM »
Don Knotts my fave Knott  ::) OK OK- SOMEONE HAD TO......

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Re: Knots
« Reply #9 on: Dec 06, 2007, 11:36 AM »
if you can't tie a good knot...tie a big knot.

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Re: Knots
« Reply #10 on: Dec 06, 2007, 11:44 AM »
Depends on what I need to tie a knot for  :) The best one is the one you can tie with your eyes closed that doesn't fail  :)
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Re: Knots
« Reply #11 on: Jan 28, 2008, 03:33 PM »
I always tie a clove hitch on a spool then a fishermans knot when putting line on a trap or reel

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Re: Knots
« Reply #12 on: Feb 22, 2009, 09:43 AM »
Palomar for sure.



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Re: Knots
« Reply #13 on: Mar 03, 2009, 01:54 AM »
improved clinch knot for attaching terminal tackle, the uni-knot for joining line to line, and the snell knot for attaching my egg hooks to my lines.

all three fo these knots have done me very well and are easy to tie.
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Re: Knots
« Reply #14 on: Jan 27, 2010, 09:46 PM »
palomar
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Re: Knots
« Reply #15 on: Mar 23, 2010, 08:24 AM »
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Re: Knots
« Reply #16 on: Dec 08, 2011, 08:52 AM »
I've used the same damn clinch knot since my uncle taught me when i was 5! Its prolly bout time I learned a few stronger and versatile ways to tie.

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Re: Knots
« Reply #17 on: Dec 11, 2011, 08:26 AM »
great pages nice to be able to look up different knots

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Re: Knots
« Reply #18 on: Jan 20, 2012, 08:57 AM »
I almost always use an Improved Fishermans/Trilene knot or a Palomar for tying on lures, leaders, snaps, etc. When it comes to tying line on a spool, i tie an Arbor knot. As far as joining lines, either a surgeons knot, a blood knot, or a double uni knot, depending on the types of line i'm joining.

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Re: Knots
« Reply #19 on: Jan 03, 2013, 09:56 PM »
I like the Palomar for a lot of situations, but lately I use a loop knot for a lot of my smaller ice fishing jigs and lures. It seems to help reduce spinning and allows a little more action.

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Re: Knots
« Reply #20 on: Jan 25, 2013, 09:45 PM »
I like the Palamor knot. It's the first one I learned from my Uncle 40 yrs. ago. Never had a problem with it.

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Re: Knots
« Reply #21 on: Jan 25, 2013, 09:52 PM »
Per www.netknots.com website I guess I use the "improved clinch knot" Which is what I figured. Same knot, 82 different names.  :P

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Re: Knots
« Reply #22 on: Feb 07, 2013, 05:46 PM »
 I tie a clinch knot and I also tie snell knots.

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Re: Knots
« Reply #23 on: Feb 11, 2013, 05:03 AM »
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Re: Knots
« Reply #24 on: Feb 11, 2013, 10:48 AM »
I use the duncan loop knot and my favorite the palomar knot

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Re: Knots
« Reply #25 on: Dec 19, 2013, 04:42 PM »
x2 on the Trilene knot.  But I use it as much out of habit as anything.  We strength tested it against the Palomar and the Palomar won, but not by much.  Funny thing, I use the Trilene knot but only with Stren line!

The Knot Wars guys called it a tie between the two, and labeled them both 100% knots because the line broke before the knot.

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Re: Knots
« Reply #26 on: Dec 19, 2013, 09:33 PM »
Quote
the bimini twist in my opinion is a good not but not practical. all you really need is a clinch knot and a palomar knot. and maybe one to splice two lines together like a blood knot.

I have to disagree, I use the Bimini a great deal and find it very practical. Is it a knot I will use all the time? No. Knots are just tools, you want to use the best one for each job. Will one saw cut all the different types of wood? I too use the Palomar, sometimes a Improved clinch (I use the Palomar more... When I do seminars on knot tying, I tie it behind my back), Dropper Loops, and I do a lot of splicing also, among others. All are great "tools" to have and maybe for the types of fishing you do, you only need a few tools and that is fine, but the Bimini is a great tool, one that has NO MATCH in strength. Some of the many uses that I have for the Bimini; End of all my braided lines for both fresh, salt and ice. Building IGFA Fly Leaders, joining none hollow Braid to Braid (Loop to Loop) and I can go on...
And as you say "all you really need", but really, some people are happy with a cane pole and a bent pin and they catch fish (I know I have (nail knot below the pin head)), but I want the best tool for the job, not just the one that "will work good enough". I have been a fishing guide for over 20 years now and have seen to many nice fish lost to "good enough", I try to think in terms of what is the biggest possible fish that I could catch in the body of water I am fishing and I tie my knots with that in mind. One of the things that I love about fishing is you can put as much effort or as little in to the sport and it is all fun! You may find the the Bimini is not practical for you and your fishing, but I find it a invaluable necessity for my fishing and that of my clients...

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Re: Knots
« Reply #27 on: Dec 20, 2013, 10:12 PM »
Wow, very helpful link. Thanks for posting!

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Re: Knots
« Reply #28 on: Jan 08, 2014, 08:59 AM »
Folks,

is there any benefit to tying the snell knot on your tip up leaders? I learned a real easy way to tie this knot over the summer from an NAFC book and I have been using it on every bait rig I come across. One thing I notice is that I have had a lot of hooks swallowed both soft and hard water fishing since I started using the knot. Is this inherent to the knot I'm using? I never really had that happen when I used the Davy's knot for fishing live bait. I know it sounds kind of silly to blame swallowed hooks on the knot I tied but 5 years of experience using the Davy's knot  with very few hooks swallowed suggests to me that the knot makes it easier to swallow the hook...


Either way, call me a nut, but I think I'm going to stop using this knot. Just looking for other people input.

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Re: Knots
« Reply #29 on: Jan 08, 2014, 09:56 AM »
The snell knot when used on a "Down Turned" eye, pulls the hook point at a different angle than a knot like the Polimar. What type of hook are you using?

 



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