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What fishing knot do you use the most? I use the Palomar most often.

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  • saurabhews
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    Generally I use these knots for fishing...

    1. Albright Knot (http://www.marinews.com/knots/fishing-knots/fishing-knots/mono-to-mono/how-to-tie-albright-fishing-knot/2/6/11/2210/)
    2. Blood Bight (http://www.marinews.com/knots/fishing-knots/fishing-knots/mono-loops-doubles/how-to-tie-blood-bight/2/6/8/699/)
    3. Palomar Knot (http://www.marinews.com/knots/fishing-knots/fly-fishing-knots/tippet-to-fly/how-to-tie-a-palomar-knot-for-fishing/2/7/34/726/)

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  • Skeeb
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    Ok pascal you obviously have no idea what you are talking about because the improved clich is one of the hardest knots to tie when your hands are numb...(ice fishing)

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  • FloridaHunter1226
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    I love the Palomar... it is a very easy knot and is very strong, the line ends up breaking before the line does.

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  • DakotaMan
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    A great link cpt Brad... thanks mucho! I use the improved clinch knot most of the time for mono. If I am tying something very small like a snap swivel or single hook I use the Palomar knot because it is very easy to flip the loop over the small tackle. For big line in the 60-120 lb range, I use the Trilene knot because that big line doesn't bent too well with the others.

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  • dwilliams1
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    Try checking with the manufacture of your line. After a couple of knot failures in my Spiderwire, I sent an e-mail to Berkley. They answered my question and even sent me a link to knot tying instructions within two days. Otherwise, I would stick with the Palomar. The Perfection loop is also a good knot even though it is a little more difficult to learn.

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  • chuckles
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    If I have time to tie on at home I will use the Eugene Bend to tie lures to fluorocarbon. On the boat I use the Improved Clinch as it is easier to tie in the wind. I use the Palomar if I am tying braid directly to the lure but that is rare. I use the double Uni Knot to tie braid to fluoro. If I want to get better action on crankbaits that don't have a split ring I use the Rapala Knot to form a loop, works great for jerkbaits too.
    A great knot book is "Fisherman's Knots, Fishing Rigs and How to Use Them" by Bob McNally. Until I got the book I only knew the Clinch knot and the Palomar. It is great and has really good illustrations and descriptions. I mean really great! Check it out.

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  • Jim in Mo
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    Cpt. Brad,
    That's a good web site, I added it to 'favorites'. I generally use the improved clinch, the palomar is difficult in a rocking boat and 17lb line but the Trilene knot is one I had thought to try (I actually thought I had thought of it myself) but didn't know there was a name for it or if it would be considered a 'knot'. The Boy Scouts taught me, years ago, there is a knot and then there is a granny knot. Not the same. Now that I know I'm giving it a try also.

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  • Golfing Sportsman
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    Improved cinch knot, all the time, every time.

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  • KingFisher907
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    I use the clinch or improved clinch primarily...

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  • Beekeeper
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    I'm a dinosaur who still uses the clinch for most every thing. I do use a surgeons knot on small jigs to form a free loop for improved action.

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  • BuckTheSystem
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    A sailor I am not. The Trilene knot has been the only knot I have been able to learn and remember the next time I try to tie it. It doesn't give me any problems, so I stick with it.

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  • CPT BRAD
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    Well after googling what a Palomar is I learned that I tie a cinch knot and now will start tying an improved cinch now that I have seen it done. Just looks like the easiest knot you can tie and learn. Anyway in my search I found an excellent website to learn knots.

    http://www.animatedknots.com/indexfishing.php?LogoImage=LogoGrog.jpg&Website=ww w.animatedknots.com

    Good luck!

    CB

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  • fisherboy
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    i usually use a san diego jam except when ice fishing then i use a palomar knot

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  • pascal
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    palomar knot for everything, but if my hands are freezing and numb, I'll go with a improved clinch, as it doesn't require as much finesse.

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  • Hunter Savage
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    if i am not using a braided line i just use the improved cinch knot . its quick and holds well, if your using a braided line stick with the palomar knot

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