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Palomar vs uni 10 wraps gor braid #13164445 05/23/19 06:36 PM
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I saw on power pros website they recomend a uni with 10 wraps for stength. Thoughts?
Ive always used the palomar knot. Wonder which is stronger? cheers

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Re: Palomar vs uni 10 wraps gor braid [Re: lizardfliper] #13164458 05/23/19 06:44 PM
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They are trying to sell you more line.

Re: Palomar vs uni 10 wraps gor braid [Re: lizardfliper] #13164460 05/23/19 06:46 PM
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The Power Pro Super Slick 8 packaging had instructions INSIDE for how to tie a Palomar. Just sayin.


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Re: Palomar vs uni 10 wraps gor braid [Re: lizardfliper] #13164487 05/23/19 07:16 PM
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I may be one of the only guys on this forum that doesn't use a palomar knot. I don't like passing my lure back through a loop and I don't like thinking that I tied it wrong with lines crossed. So, I tie a uni knot for everything and it works just fine. I don't have any problems breaking at the knot with the uni. If I break, it's always a knick in my line somewhere that causes the break. So, I'll keep tying the uni.

Re: Palomar vs uni 10 wraps gor braid [Re: lizardfliper] #13164499 05/23/19 07:28 PM
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Re: Palomar vs uni 10 wraps gor braid [Re: TwoLakes] #13164500 05/23/19 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by TwoLakes
I may be one of the only guys on this forum that doesn't use a palomar knot. I don't like passing my lure back through a loop and I don't like thinking that I tied it wrong with lines crossed. So, I tie a uni knot for everything and it works just fine. I don't have any problems breaking at the knot with the uni. If I break, it's always a knick in my line somewhere that causes the break. So, I'll keep tying the uni.


Same, but I double the line on the uni, and tie a doubled uni


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Re: Palomar vs uni 10 wraps gor braid [Re: lizardfliper] #13164552 05/23/19 08:34 PM
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Always wonder what the obsession is with the palomar knot. The uni is quicker and easier to tie and just as strong if not stronger IMO. Only knot I use as connection other than a loop knot for certain applications.

Re: Palomar vs uni 10 wraps gor braid [Re: TwoLakes] #13164647 05/23/19 10:20 PM
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Originally Posted by TwoLakes
I may be one of the only guys on this forum that doesn't use a palomar knot. I don't like passing my lure back through a loop and I don't like thinking that I tied it wrong with lines crossed. So, I tie a uni knot for everything and it works just fine. I don't have any problems breaking at the knot with the uni. If I break, it's always a knick in my line somewhere that causes the break. So, I'll keep tying the uni.

I dont use the Palomar. No particular reason. I have always used a jam knot and have never had issues with it. Dont fix what isnt broken.

Re: Palomar vs uni 10 wraps gor braid [Re: lizardfliper] #13164752 05/24/19 12:09 AM
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I've never been able to make a Palomar work with braid. I've been using braid ever since it came out, starting with Tuf-Line.

I tie what that goof ball on TV calls a Fishing Fool knot. I figured it out two - three years before it hit TV, but what the hey.

It's a round turn in the hook eye and a 7 turn uni. I built a knot testing jig probably 20 years ago because I couldn't get any knot I knew to hold in braid.

That knot will break the line every time. Actually when I was testing, 6 turns was all I needed, but I use 7 for safety.

Don't like to tie double line knots, except in FC. Just too many pieces of string going in the wrong place.

I know lots of better fishermen than me use the Palomar, but I can't make it work and I know how to tie it properly. That assumes Jason Sealock does.

Re: Palomar vs uni 10 wraps gor braid [Re: lizardfliper] #13164817 05/24/19 01:09 AM
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I tie on all my lures with a uni knot. I tie all my braid to leader knots with a double uni knot. Just don't have any problems and easy to tie. A few years ago Bassmaster magazine compared different knot breaking strengths. A uni knot had a 90% breaking strength. Works for me.


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Re: Palomar vs uni 10 wraps gor braid [Re: CCTX] #13164911 05/24/19 02:42 AM
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Originally Posted by collincountytx
Originally Posted by TwoLakes
I may be one of the only guys on this forum that doesn't use a palomar knot. I don't like passing my lure back through a loop and I don't like thinking that I tied it wrong with lines crossed. So, I tie a uni knot for everything and it works just fine. I don't have any problems breaking at the knot with the uni. If I break, it's always a knick in my line somewhere that causes the break. So, I'll keep tying the uni.


Same, but I double the line on the uni, and tie a doubled uni

I think double the uni as well. Palomar is great for braid though. I dont tie any knot with any line that doesnt have 2 loops around the hook eye.

Re: Palomar vs uni 10 wraps gor braid [Re: mossyback75] #13164952 05/24/19 03:06 AM
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Originally Posted by mossyback75
Always wonder what the obsession is with the palomar knot. The uni is quicker and easier to tie and just as strong if not stronger IMO. Only knot I use as connection other than a loop knot for certain applications.

Its not an obsession. Its a simplification. Its one knot that works on every line type and is within a couple percent of the lines breaking strength. There are only a couple knots that work on EVERY line type. And of those few, the palomar is the easiest for me to tie. If you use it often, it is a knot that you can cut and retire within 10-15 seconds...almost with your eyes closed, and it becomes second nature to do it correctly.


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Re: Palomar vs uni 10 wraps gor braid [Re: lizardfliper] #13165022 05/24/19 04:31 AM
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Thanks for the input guys! Good luck to you all on the water this weekend! fish

Re: Palomar vs uni 10 wraps gor braid [Re: SteezMacQueen] #13165055 05/24/19 06:48 AM
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^^^^ What Steez said x2.

Re: Palomar vs uni 10 wraps gor braid [Re: lizardfliper] #13165086 05/24/19 10:26 AM
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Double palomar.

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