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#11419183 - 02/16/16 11:06 PM Free Floaters on Palestine
backlashed Offline
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I need help !! Lost my 2 FAVORITE square bills & broke off 2 hook sets w/ PLINE fluorocarbon tied w/ a palomar knot. IS IT THE LINE or NOT...

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#11419744 - 02/17/16 08:51 AM Re: Free Floaters on Palestine [Re: backlashed]
Accutrigger33 Offline
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very hard to break off setting hook with crank. you may have too stiff of a rod or you are putting slack in line before. this is just my opinion, but i never use a palomar on flouro either, just the jam knot.
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#11419752 - 02/17/16 08:55 AM Re: Free Floaters on Palestine [Re: backlashed]
Allen Bass Fisher Offline
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Loc: Allen, TX
Interesting title to your thread. What does breaking off lures have to do with "Free Floaters on Palestine"?

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#11419772 - 02/17/16 09:01 AM Re: Free Floaters on Palestine [Re: backlashed]
kellisag Offline
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How long had it been since a re-tie? Fishing in heavy cover?

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#11419774 - 02/17/16 09:01 AM Re: Free Floaters on Palestine [Re: backlashed]
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I don't use a Palomar with FC. That being said, I don't use FC with crank baits either.
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#11419872 - 02/17/16 09:31 AM Re: Free Floaters on Palestine [Re: Rhino68W]
timwins31 Offline
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Originally Posted By: Rhino68W
I don't use a Palomar with FC. That being said, I don't use FC with crank baits either.


Both of these. Use some copoly or mono for cranking so you get a little stretch. And if you use a palomar knot and it's not perfect, it will cut into itself with fc line.

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#11419926 - 02/17/16 09:52 AM Re: Free Floaters on Palestine [Re: backlashed]
Bruce Allen Offline
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did you wet the knots when cinching them up?
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#11420082 - 02/17/16 11:01 AM Re: Free Floaters on Palestine [Re: backlashed]
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use Mono while cranking.....also...if using flouro (it's ok to do so)...use the San Diego Jam knot...works great.
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#11420248 - 02/17/16 11:51 AM Re: Free Floaters on Palestine [Re: backlashed]
TheCatcherman4 Offline
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Registered: 06/30/13
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Loc: Texas
Palomars cut flouro

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#11420558 - 02/17/16 01:45 PM Re: Free Floaters on Palestine [Re: TheCatcherman4]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Originally Posted By: TheCatcherman4
Palomars cut flouro

This use a double improved cinch knot, double San Diego jam, or a double Uni and u will be fine

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#11420638 - 02/17/16 02:04 PM Re: Free Floaters on Palestine [Re: TheCatcherman4]
the skipper Offline
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The only knot I use is the Palomar and it does not cut the line. I used to have a problem on hook sets but it wasn't the line, it was me trying to break their backs and rip their lips off. I use flouro with small cranks and never have a problem. This may not be it but when you tie cranks make sure your line doesn't tie where the split ring ends are. They will eventually work around your line and all the way out or the end will rub your knot till it breaks.

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#11420658 - 02/17/16 02:10 PM Re: Free Floaters on Palestine [Re: backlashed]
Hobbs McAvoy Offline
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Registered: 03/10/09
Posts: 326
Loc: Bullard, TX
There are tons of bark bass in Palestine.

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#11421819 - 02/17/16 10:29 PM Re: Free Floaters on Palestine [Re: backlashed]
backlashed Offline
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Ok the square bills set sail off my line with my first casts and my hook sets were a huge fail.. SO IM THINKING I need a new knot?? I was so upset I found my golf clubs and threw them in Palestine

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#11421851 - 02/17/16 10:49 PM Re: Free Floaters on Palestine [Re: backlashed]
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Is this an attempt at comedy?
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#11421902 - 02/17/16 11:32 PM Re: Free Floaters on Palestine [Re: backlashed]
Roll Tide Ranger Offline
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Registered: 01/08/07
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