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#1 Aki

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 11:57 PM

Here is some links to the useful fishing knots from our old fourm.


Basic knots including;
Albright knot
Arbor knot
Dropper loop
Nail knot
Perfection loop
Snell knot
Uni knot
Trilane knot
Surgeon's Loop
Double Surgeon's
Rapala knot
Palomar knot
Improved clinch knot

http://www.animatedk...ndexfishing.php


FG knot
http://goodcatchfish...id=40&Itemid=33

PR knot
http://www.jigsdirec...ts.asp#anchorPR



here is my favorite. :)

Line to snap/lure:
Uni Knot (double or triple on the bottom, 10-15 wrap for braid, 4-10 wrap for mono depending on diameter)
Double Hangmans knot (double on the bottom, 10 or more wrap for braid, 5-8 wrap for mono)
Palomar Knot
Off shore swivel knot (when using double line)

Line to line:
FG Knot (strongest braid to mono knot, but takes time and skill to tie, never stuck on guides)
Albright Knot (good knot for braid to mono, but it will stuck on guides)
Back to back uni (basic line to line knot)
Blood knot (for same diameter mono line, not so strong but smaller shape than back to back uni)
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#2 Enoch

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 01:27 AM

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#3 PhillyFisherman

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 04:27 PM

~Thanks for finding that.~

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Posted 25 February 2008 - 11:53 AM

Anyone follow knot wars section on North American Fisherman tv show . . . i believe the palomar came out on top for line to lure knots
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Posted 25 February 2008 - 02:55 PM

I saw it once. I really wish they would have run through it faster and done several per show. still a very cool idea. Maybe we can email them the aki knot.

#6 Aki

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Posted 29 February 2008 - 03:07 PM

Here is some more of the basic knots. :)

http://home.cfl.rr.c...ishing/knot.htm
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#7 Enoch

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 01:07 AM

Aki.

I sucessfully tied my own FG knot tonight and taught it to a friend before heading to the knot
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#8 hughmac

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Posted 06 March 2008 - 12:18 PM

Damn, that FG knot is pretty!

With braid to mono I've always used an Albright, but I'll give this a shot ... it's so sexy I can't resist!  :-*

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 11:31 AM

Aki,

What is that crazy knot you have on that lure the other night?

#10 Aki

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Posted 21 March 2008 - 04:47 PM

50lb suffix braid connected to 50lb seagaur floro and tied to snap with my original Aki knot ;D
Only problem is, extreamly hard to cut the line when snagged...
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Posted 23 March 2008 - 01:21 PM

Has anyone else seen a short feature "Knot Wars" on Verses during the North American Fisherman show? I just caught the semi finals between line to line knots, which was the uni-to-uni knot against the wolf knot. Uni blew it away. The chamionship will feature the uni-to-uni against the blood knot; hope I see that episode.  I didn't see the terminal tackle Knot War epidsodes, but through an Internet search I found that the Palomar won followed by the eye crosser and the uni knot.

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Posted 24 March 2008 - 08:57 AM

I did catch that episode and was glad to find out that I have been using the right knots.  Saw the uni0uni knot in a field and stream about 9 years ago and committed that knot right then and there.  Had been already using the palomar for quite some time.  Pretty much the only other  knot i use for connecting terminal tackle is a snell primarily when using circle hooks to make sure the hook gets pulled through straight.
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 08:17 AM

i'm sorry i missed it. i'm curious as to how they tested. i looked on youtube and couldn't find anything under 'knot wars'. hopefully it wasn't a gradual adding of weight until something gave. to me, that's not going to tell you a whole lot about how it will perform in the field. i know for the fishing i do, no matter the species, the fight never entails a long slow steady pull; rather the fish are thrashing around, shaking their heads, flipping around. this holds from sunfish all the way up to the flatheads. in my opinion, it's those sudden surges that break things. hmmm, that may be a bit hard to simulate over and over again, but if i think of a way, i may try to conduct my own knot tests at home.

ascott323: i use the uni knot for everything. i see you use it too. you also mention using a snell knot as your 3rd knot; are you using a separate snell knot? when i snell my upturned eye hooks, i just use the uni around the shank. it works great, and is actually easier to tie than trying to do it around line. i saw it on an in-fisherman video, it's really easy and very fast, and now i can snell in no time.
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 01:37 PM

Yes i do use the same knot with the uni around the shank.  I cant remember where i saw it but i realized how easy it was to tie. I have complete confidence that the line will absolutely break before the knot.  I was referring to the Uni-uni knot that i use to connect two lines together.

Here are the episodes of knot wars so far
http://www.fishingcl....aspx?id=132344
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#15 Aki

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 03:15 PM

i'm sorry i missed it. i'm curious as to how they tested. i looked on youtube and couldn't find anything under 'knot wars'. hopefully it wasn't a gradual adding of weight until something gave. to me, that's not going to tell you a whole lot about how it will perform in the field. i know for the fishing i do, no matter the species, the fight never entails a long slow steady pull; rather the fish are thrashing around, shaking their heads, flipping around. this holds from sunfish all the way up to the flatheads. in my opinion, it's those sudden surges that break things. hmmm, that may be a bit hard to simulate over and over again, but if i think of a way, i may try to conduct my own knot tests at home.


I agree with you.
This is exactly why I think palomar knot isn't the strongest knot in the water.
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Posted 11 April 2008 - 02:21 PM

In the knot wars for connecting one line to another the uni-uni tied the blood knot for those who are interested.  The person on the show preferred the uni-uni, but said it was a push.  I myself prefer the blood for mono-mono and the uni-uni for mono to braid. 

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 04:41 PM

uni-uni for braid to braid is the way to go. iv caught like 100 fish like that. i actually save money on line that way. i probably have 4 or 5 uni-uni knots on my spool right now, all braid to braid.
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#18 Enoch

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 12:15 PM

line to line i use blood knot.


uni to uni is if I get lazy
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Posted 06 May 2008 - 07:39 AM

yo guys, i am putting 30lb mono on my 6500, and being new to baitcasters, dont know what the best not to tie the line onto the reel would be... something smaller to improve the line lay? thanks...
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Posted 06 May 2008 - 07:55 AM

Paul, I always use the Arbor knot for tying line to the spool.  Its really easy to tie and it works pretty well.  I have 30lb on my 6500 and haven't had a problem with line lay.

Also, I've switched from the trilene knot to the uni knot with the addition of an overhand knot on the tag end (per Flathead Fanatic) when using 30-50lb mono.  The uni cinches down much better than the trilene when using the heavier line.  Good luck.
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