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#11347242 - 01/15/16 01:03 AM What is the best knot for braid?
RodBreaker aka cwill Offline
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hmmm
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#11347251 - 01/15/16 01:36 AM Re: What is the best knot for braid? [Re: RodBreaker aka cwill]
Boomstickfishing Offline
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I use the uni knot but I go thru the eye of the hook or lure twice before I tie it has not failed yet

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#11347352 - 01/15/16 06:45 AM Re: What is the best knot for braid? [Re: RodBreaker aka cwill]
Ken A. Online   content
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I use a palomar knot but it is only good for fish up to 15 pounds.


Edited by Ken A. (01/15/16 06:46 AM)

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#11347382 - 01/15/16 07:09 AM Re: What is the best knot for braid? [Re: RodBreaker aka cwill]
buggsboy Offline
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Registered: 07/22/11
Posts: 211
Loc: Carthage, Tx/Lake Fork
I've never had the Trilene knot fail with any line when tied properly.

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#11347383 - 01/15/16 07:10 AM Re: What is the best knot for braid? [Re: RodBreaker aka cwill]
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Palomar.
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#11347396 - 01/15/16 07:19 AM Re: What is the best knot for braid? [Re: RodBreaker aka cwill]
Huckleberry Online   happy
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Registered: 10/10/07
Posts: 16668
Loc: Lake Gaston, VA
Braid to fluoro .... double double uni

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#11347410 - 01/15/16 07:29 AM Re: What is the best knot for braid? [Re: Ken A.]
RedRanger Online   content
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Originally Posted By: Ken A.
I use a palomar knot but it is only good for fish up to 15 pounds.


Palomar Knot for me also......
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#11347415 - 01/15/16 07:34 AM Re: What is the best knot for braid? [Re: RedRanger]
elrod Online   content
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Registered: 04/25/09
Posts: 264
Loc: Nevada, TX
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
I use a palomar knot but it is only good for fish up to 15 pounds.
Originally Posted By: RedRanger
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
I use a palomar knot but it is only good for fish up to 15 pounds.


Palomar Knot for me also......


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#11347417 - 01/15/16 07:35 AM Re: What is the best knot for braid? [Re: RodBreaker aka cwill]
teamchampion Offline
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Registered: 12/28/15
Posts: 30
Loc: Central Texas
Palomar

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#11347492 - 01/15/16 08:07 AM Re: What is the best knot for braid? [Re: Ken A.]
ezbassin Offline
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Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Originally Posted By: Ken A.
I use a palomar knot but it is only good for fish up to 15 pounds.


LOL, how do you know? It might work on bass over 15, you just need to get one on the line.

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#11347510 - 01/15/16 08:13 AM Re: What is the best knot for braid? [Re: Boomstickfishing]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
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Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Originally Posted By: 7K Bar
I use the uni knot but I go thru the eye of the hook or lure twice before I tie it has not failed yet


That is called the fishin fool knot.

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#11347512 - 01/15/16 08:14 AM Re: What is the best knot for braid? [Re: RodBreaker aka cwill]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
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I use a Palomar also but as an added bonus I tie a regular overhand knot in the tag end before I cut off the excess.

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#11347567 - 01/15/16 08:30 AM Re: What is the best knot for braid? [Re: RodBreaker aka cwill]
fouzman Online   content
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Registered: 01/20/09
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Loc: Houston, TX
Double Clinch also known as The Trilene Knot. It's 100% in the Knot Wars.
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#11347578 - 01/15/16 08:32 AM Re: What is the best knot for braid? [Re: ezbassin]
collincountytx Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
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Loc: Dallas, TX
The doubled uni is all I tie; except when flipping, then I tie the doubled snell


The doubled pitzen/double San Diego Jam/Jimmy Houston knot is another good one


The doubled snell
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#11347670 - 01/15/16 08:57 AM Re: What is the best knot for braid? [Re: RodBreaker aka cwill]
Brad R Offline
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Registered: 03/09/15
Posts: 922
Loc: Texas
I usually tie a Uni knot to terminal tackle, but if you are tying on a really big lure with treble hooks looking for a finger to jab, A San Diego Jam is a very simple knot. Both test high.

But, here is a knot, the Power Knot that I think combines the best attributes of the slip knot family: clinch, uni, San Diego, etc. with the actual "knot" in a Palomar (around the hook). And, because it is doubled, it also means, like the Palomar, it has two lines supporting it as it passes through the hook eye. That's like chinning with two fingers instead of one.

I haven't seen it tested against others except someone on another forum said it beat all others successfully tying Gliss, another notoriously poor line for holding knots.

So, to summarize, it is: doubled including through the hook eye (support), it has the multiple wraps that slip up tight (friction), and the bight slips over and around the terminal tackle (a true knot).

And, importantly, it is very easy to tie.

Brad







Edited by Brad R (01/15/16 08:59 AM)

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