Posted 20 February 2008 - 11:57 PM
Basic knots including;
Improved clinch knot
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)
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)
Posted 05 March 2008 - 01:07 AM
I sucessfully tied my own FG knot tonight and taught it to a friend before heading to the knot
I've learned what I am really after
comes along with what is caught at the
end of my line...
Date Registered: 09/16/06 at 03:17 PM
Posted 23 March 2008 - 01:21 PM
Posted 24 March 2008 - 08:57 AM
Posted 27 March 2008 - 08:17 AM
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.
But I am lost within this half-world, it hardly seems to matter now............Genesis
Posted 27 March 2008 - 01:37 PM
Here are the episodes of knot wars so far
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.
Posted 11 April 2008 - 02:21 PM
Posted 06 May 2008 - 07:55 AM
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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