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#10790959 - 04/23/15 01:06 PM Favorite Knot
Fish hunter 59 Offline
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Registered: 06/21/11
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I know this subject hits quit often but I'm tying a new to me knot (Trilene). I've always used the Palomar or Improved Clinch and was wondering the thoughts of others. Thanks
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#10790970 - 04/23/15 01:10 PM Re: Favorite Knot [Re: Fish hunter 59]
Karl Dietz Offline
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Registered: 07/07/13
Posts: 926
Loc: Weatherford, Texas
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#10790972 - 04/23/15 01:10 PM Re: Favorite Knot [Re: Fish hunter 59]
RedRaider3933 Offline
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Registered: 02/26/10
Posts: 2876
Loc: Plano, TX
Its a good knot but I still find the palomar to be the most reliable for me. You know what they say, "if it aint broke don't fix it."
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#10791004 - 04/23/15 01:17 PM Re: Favorite Knot [Re: Fish hunter 59]
Sparlin Offline

Registered: 07/15/13
Posts: 396
Loc: The Colony, Texas
I've actually been thinking of switching to the palomar knot. Hear good things about it. Use Trilene now and if you don't cinch it down tight, it will come loose.
“There is in fact a true law - namely, right reason - which is in accordance with nature, applies to all men, and is unchangeable and eternal.”


#10791009 - 04/23/15 01:19 PM Re: Favorite Knot [Re: Fish hunter 59]
catslayer Offline
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Registered: 03/03/08
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Loc: Straight outa Johnson county.....
Braid, trilene every time unless I snell the hook... It is has preformed much better than palomar for me, when u tie it leave a long tag to cinch it good and you will never have one come loose. 6 wraps minimum for mine, generally 7 cause that just feels right

Flouro- double uni, blows anything else away once you learn to tie it.

Edited by catslayer (04/23/15 01:20 PM)
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#10791060 - 04/23/15 01:32 PM Re: Favorite Knot [Re: Fish hunter 59]
dallasdawg Online   content
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Loc: Plano, TX
I pretty much use the San Diego Jam or Double SDJ for just about everything now (don't use braid).

#10791198 - 04/23/15 02:23 PM Re: Favorite Knot [Re: Fish hunter 59]
Dan90210 Offline
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Registered: 11/18/09
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Loc: Denton County
Palamour for braid... Improved clinch know for everything else.

Both have been fine knots, no issues at all.
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#10791221 - 04/23/15 02:31 PM Re: Favorite Knot [Re: Fish hunter 59]
texasbass1 Offline
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Registered: 02/12/05
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Loc: The Colony, TX
San Diego Jam knot has become my favorite. Palomar is still the old standby.
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#10791380 - 04/23/15 03:28 PM Re: Favorite Knot [Re: Fish hunter 59]
Fishin' Rocket Offline

Registered: 06/22/08
Posts: 481
Loc: Waco/Nacogdoches, TX
Use Palomar for everything

#10792298 - 04/23/15 09:49 PM Re: Favorite Knot [Re: Fish hunter 59]
XPrezident Offline

Registered: 04/26/11
Posts: 155
Loc: Lake Fork
99% Palomar=simple to make, can tie it in less than 7 sec, can be used with every line types available, never had a Palomar break.

#10792577 - 04/24/15 12:29 AM Re: Favorite Knot [Re: Fish hunter 59]
Rhaider Offline

Registered: 09/02/13
Posts: 181
Loc: Denton TX
I use the double SDJ knot 80% of the time now. It's the only knot I trust with fluorocarbon or flouro coated lines like P-line. I use the palomar on my big mono rigs like squarebills and topwater, as well as straight braid applications.
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#10792619 - 04/24/15 03:22 AM Re: Favorite Knot [Re: Fish hunter 59]
MtnHm203 Offline

Registered: 01/12/09
Posts: 441
Double improved clinch knot for me - for 30 years. When I learned to drop shot - I use the Palomar.

#10792625 - 04/24/15 03:47 AM Re: Favorite Knot [Re: Fish hunter 59]
Brad R Online   content
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 850
Loc: Texas
A Palomar is so simple, great for empty hooks, less so if you are tying on a 6" lure with several treble hooks dangling. A Uni or San Diego Jam would seem better for something like that.

"Uni" is short for universal and I think it is the greatest broad application knot:

1) You can use it for hooks/terminal tackle;
2) You can use it for big lures;
3) You can use it as an arbor knot to tie line to your reel;
4) You can use it as a loop knot for lure wiggle;
5) You can use it to tie two lines together (easily).

And, you can "double" it.

Learn one knot and you have solved 5 or more common applications.

*** If you are a young dude, taking a cute girl out fishing for the first time (or vice versa) and showing off, nothing looks "cooler" than tying a San Diego Jam letting a swinging lure twirl itself into a knot.

There: an easy knot, a broad application knot and a cool knot.


#10792705 - 04/24/15 06:36 AM Re: Favorite Knot [Re: Fish hunter 59]
bobrfishes Offline
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Registered: 02/11/10
Posts: 626
Loc: Lake Fork & Longview Texas
You can tie it with numb fingers

#10792803 - 04/24/15 07:27 AM Re: Favorite Knot [Re: Fish hunter 59]
Puma 54 Offline

Registered: 09/02/10
Posts: 454
Loc: Paris, Texas
Palomar for me 100% of the time for everything, never an issue.

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