Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
thereason11, Lady808, PReaux, Midland RV & Boat Storage, GoHappy Fishing
102718 Registered Users
Top Posters
TexDawg 82865
hopalong 74390
Pilothawk 73430
JDavis7873® 67377
FattyMcButterpants 60518
John175 ® 59879
Tritonman 56823
Derek 56403
SkeeterRonnie 52453
LoneStarSon® 52223
facebook
Forum Stats
102717 Members
61 Forums
859022 Topics
11269221 Posts

Max Online: 36273 @ 01/23/13 02:34 PM
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#11535378 - 04/11/16 05:35 PM Fishing Knots-Have you changed yours or using the same one
mikebass78 Offline
Angler

Registered: 05/25/11
Posts: 332
Loc: Mckinney/Anna
So, I've been fishing since I was in the 4th grade. My buddy that taught me to fish taught me a knot, I've have been using it ever since, So, I move to TX, guy a fish with at work, uses some other knot, I watched him tie it a couple times,but just seemed too involved....

Question is, are you still using the same knot you learned on, or have you changed to a different one?

Top
#11535431 - 04/11/16 06:05 PM Re: Fishing Knots-Have you changed yours or using the same one [Re: mikebass78]
Uncle Zeek Online   content
"Good News, Everyone!"

Registered: 09/26/05
Posts: 17101
Loc: Lewisville
The first knot I learned to tie was an improved clinch knot, and later I learned to tie a blood knot and a dropper loop. Those three knots were all I needed for 20 years or so until braided lines became more common.

I've since switched to the uni-knot for line to tackle connections. I use a spider hitch knot for single dropper loop applications.
_________________________
Originally Posted By: Jkrez
You should get a ticket just for punctuation. What adult types like that?

Originally Posted By: Tallgrass05 on 11/8/16 at 3:32 PM
The GOP declared Hillary the winner when they picked Trump as their candidate months ago.

roflmao

Top
#11535472 - 04/11/16 06:24 PM Re: Fishing Knots-Have you changed yours or using the same one [Re: mikebass78]
Streetwalker Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 4660
Loc: Kaufman...kind of.
Improved clinch is the first knot I learned. I rarely use it anymore. I fish a lot of braided line and it won't hold in it. Palomar knot is now my go to knot.
_________________________
Semper Fi



This Veteran heavily medicated for your safety. Keep me fishing and all will be well.

Top
#11535913 - 04/11/16 09:15 PM Re: Fishing Knots-Have you changed yours or using the same one [Re: mikebass78]
RHP Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 10/13/03
Posts: 1206
Loc: Magnolia, TX. USA
Improved cinch, shrimper's knot and Palomar. I use the Palomar mostly but sometimes my fingers don't want to do it.

The shrimper's knot is a double square knot, in case you were scratching your heads.

Top
#11536208 - 04/12/16 12:00 AM Re: Fishing Knots-Have you changed yours or using the same one [Re: mikebass78]
crapicat Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 01/23/13
Posts: 5011
Loc: Grandview, TX
Hmmm, I have been using the improved clinch knot for 30 years, tried some different knots, didn't like them and ultimately just stayed with the improved clinch, even with braid...which I use a lot...for bigger fish, not my first choice though when using braid. If I could ever figure out the Palomar, I would probably use it a lot...

Top
#11536264 - 04/12/16 05:42 AM Re: Fishing Knots-Have you changed yours or using the same one [Re: mikebass78]
Streetwalker Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 02/28/13
Posts: 4660
Loc: Kaufman...kind of.
Palomar is one of the easiest knots to tie.

Double up your line.

Run it through the eye.

Tie a simple overhand knot.

Pass the lure through the loop in the doubled up line.

Tighten up.
_________________________
Semper Fi



This Veteran heavily medicated for your safety. Keep me fishing and all will be well.

Top
#11536291 - 04/12/16 06:26 AM Re: Fishing Knots-Have you changed yours or using the same one [Re: mikebass78]
don the angler Offline


Registered: 09/05/01
Posts: 4820
Loc: Dallas,Texas,USA
The improved clinch not has served me well since my grandfather taught it to me those many years ago. I do not remember it failing me. At the present I tie the Palomar mostly now. It is a simpler knot to tie in my opinion and it has never failed me either. Now the dropper loop is another story. I have watched utube videos endlessly and just can not tie it consistently. It is very frustrating.
_________________________
Lake Lewisville
We Were There Yesterday!
www.dontheangler.com





Top
#11536302 - 04/12/16 06:43 AM Re: Fishing Knots-Have you changed yours or using the same one [Re: don the angler]
TCK73 Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 03/26/15
Posts: 1872
Loc: Jack County
Palomar knot 98% of the time. The other 2% go to my catfish hooks which get the snell knot. I have never had any problems with them since I learned them many years ago.
_________________________


Top
#11536455 - 04/12/16 08:29 AM Re: Fishing Knots-Have you changed yours or using the same one [Re: mikebass78]
ratandjmt Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 03/31/15
Posts: 45
Loc: San Antonio
I have been using the improved clinch for more than 30 years and never had any issues. The only time I ever changed up was the 3 years I was stationed in ND. I used the palomar knot with braided line and a 3-6" steel leader for Northern Pike because their teeth would cut the line. Even then I would sometimes tie on lures with the improved clinch out of habit without any issues.


Edited by ratandjmt (04/12/16 08:30 AM)

Top
#11536539 - 04/12/16 09:05 AM Re: Fishing Knots-Have you changed yours or using the same one [Re: mikebass78]
Meadowlark Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/04/04
Posts: 2869
Loc: East Texas
I've learned many knots over the years and after bench testing them for strength, then decide on whether to incorporate them into my game. Current baseline:

Hook to leader: San Diego jam knot but many situations require a loop knot and for that Lefty's is the one

Leader to leader: triple surgeons in the field and blood knots on the table

leader to mainline: triple surgeons in the field, nail knot on the table.

Situation knots: dropper loops, albright, and bimini twist

Top
#11536621 - 04/12/16 09:42 AM Re: Fishing Knots-Have you changed yours or using the same one [Re: mikebass78]
JIM SR. Online   sick
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6129
Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
Palomar and uni-uni,..so far so good.
fish

Top
#11537146 - 04/12/16 12:46 PM Re: Fishing Knots-Have you changed yours or using the same one [Re: mikebass78]
Fishingking Online   happy
Angler

Registered: 12/11/13
Posts: 375
Been fishing the same knot my father taught me 50 years ago. Worked great then, still works now. Amen on the improved clinch.

Top
#11537267 - 04/12/16 01:20 PM Re: Fishing Knots-Have you changed yours or using the same one [Re: mikebass78]
CypertJ Offline
Angler

Registered: 11/22/08
Posts: 263
Loc: Canton, Tx
Loop swoop and pull!!!

Learned the improved clinch 30 years ago and been using it ever since. I use a palomar every now and again though.
_________________________
You can kill a fly with a sledgehammer,
But do you really need to son???

Top
#11537971 - 04/12/16 05:21 PM Re: Fishing Knots-Have you changed yours or using the same one [Re: mikebass78]
uncle_bagster Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/12/07
Posts: 2198
Palomar, except for snelling circle hooks. I've tried to tie other knots, but they all turn into variations of the Gordian.

Top
#11537998 - 04/12/16 05:31 PM Re: Fishing Knots-Have you changed yours or using the same one [Re: mikebass78]
BAIT956 Offline
Angler

Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 354
Loc: Lake Fork Tx.
Grew up on the improved clinch, still a good knot.
I learned the Palomar when braided lines came out and never went back.
Still use the improved clinch for jigs with very small eyes or usually a loop knot, so the lure hangs horizontal.
Line to line, Surgeons knot. Never had one fail. Ever.

Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >



© 1998-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide