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knot for pitching with floro #10659242 03/01/15 10:25 PM
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What knot do you like for Texas rigged plastics when using floro? I broke off on a hookset last summer. Suspect it was my polomar knot.

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Re: knot for pitching with floro [Re: RickS] #10659288 03/01/15 10:38 PM
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Re: knot for pitching with floro [Re: RickS] #10659294 03/01/15 10:40 PM
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In my experience, Fluoro does not have as much initial stretch as mono thus creating one of the issues with break-offs on the hookset. Fluoro will stretch just fine but not as much as mono on the initial hookset. I go down one power of rod with fluoro than what I would use with mono.
I use the San Diego Jam knot with 15 lb. or less and the Palomar with 17 lb. or larger. Just be careful when tightening down the knot with the Palomar. Don't over crank the tag end.


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Re: knot for pitching with floro [Re: JIM SR.] #10659311 03/01/15 10:43 PM
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Probably a good knot that Jim shows as well. Not a lot of friction there when tightening the knot as is similar to the San Diego Jam Knot.


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Re: knot for pitching with floro [Re: RickS] #10659318 03/01/15 10:44 PM
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Re: knot for pitching with floro [Re: RickS] #10659456 03/01/15 11:50 PM
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I use the Fish-N-Fool knot for fluro and don't have any complaints


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Re: knot for pitching with floro [Re: RickS] #10659463 03/01/15 11:52 PM
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When pitching or flipping, I use a snell knot.

Re: knot for pitching with floro [Re: RickS] #10659503 03/02/15 12:09 AM
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The uni slip is the best knot in my opinion, with all types of lines. It is extremely easy to tie once you you get the hang of it and I can tie it very quickly. The San Diego Jam is good to, but the Uni is almost 100% strength and very consistent.

Re: knot for pitching with floro [Re: Minner Bucket] #10659626 03/02/15 12:44 AM
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Originally Posted By: dmr183
When pitching or flipping, I use a snell knot.
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Re: knot for pitching with floro [Re: RickS] #10659690 03/02/15 01:05 AM
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I've been using the San Diego jam knot for past 3 years and haven't looked back!!!

Re: knot for pitching with floro [Re: RickS] #10659709 03/02/15 01:11 AM
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I use a doubled uni for all line to hook applications (it's just a uni but doubling the line)

If I could tie a snell knot quickly, this is what I would use for flipping, but haven't had any problems with the doubled uni.


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Re: knot for pitching with floro [Re: Minner Bucket] #10659712 03/02/15 01:12 AM
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Originally Posted By: dmr183
When pitching or flipping, I use a snell knot.


+2!

You're best off tying direct to the hook shank in this scenario.

1. to prevent damage to knot and streamlining t rig, or punch rig
2. to allow the hook to pivot, which in turn improves hook up ratio.

Re: knot for pitching with floro [Re: Lone Star Lunker Hunter] #10659719 03/02/15 01:18 AM
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Originally Posted By: Lone Star Lunker Hunter
I've been using the San Diego jam knot for past 3 years and haven't looked back!!!


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Re: knot for pitching with floro [Re: RickS] #10659771 03/02/15 01:32 AM
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Eugene Bend here for floro. Easy to tie and when you here the "pop " you know it's tied right

Re: knot for pitching with floro [Re: RickS] #10659985 03/02/15 02:27 AM
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Shaw Grigsby Flouro knot video

http://youtu.be/3I905PXIYww

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