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Tying on a jig #13489595 03/26/20 09:37 PM
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What is best knot yo tie on jig to keep it level?

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Re: Tying on a jig [Re: big_whiskers] #13489613 03/26/20 09:58 PM
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Loop knot...




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Re: Tying on a jig [Re: Jig Man] #13498933 04/02/20 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Jig Man
Loop knot...



Thanks jIgman, sure wish I had a jig to try...


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The only knot i use is a palomar knot. Does it matter?

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To keep the jig level I use the palomar knot and move the knot to the back of the eye; towards the hook point.
Many people use the loop knot but I've never seen it keep the jig level. The jig in the demo above has no tail material and a spinner on the head which makes the forward part of the head heavier. A plain jig head with tail or a plastic body won't hang level unless it's the bullet type head.


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Originally Posted by Ken Gaby
To keep the jig level I use the palomar knot and move the knot to the back of the eye; towards the hook point.
Many people use the loop knot but I've never seen it keep the jig level. The jig in the demo above has no tail material and a spinner on the head which makes the forward part of the head heavier. A plain jig head with tail or a plastic body won't hang level unless it's the bullet type head.


I tend to agree that the loop knot is not designed to keep it level. I think the loop knot is superior to the palomar knot in allowing the jig to move around within the knot giving it better action. So does better movement catch more fish than a simple level jig? More research is needed! roflmao


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Originally Posted by Pot licker
The only knot i use is a palomar knot.

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Palomar knot is a great knot, I use it a lot. It is strong and quick to tye. But I call fowl if you don't think a jig runs level with a loop knot. Got a swimming pool in the back yard that proves it. Doesn't mater if it has a spinner or not. And a loop knot, you don't have to adjust after every strike or couple of casts...


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Loop knot...



Thanks jIgman, sure wish I had a jig to try...




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Originally Posted by Jig Man
Palomar knot is a great knot, I use it a lot. It is strong and quick to tye. But I call fowl if you don't think a jig runs level with a loop knot. Got a swimming pool in the back yard that proves it. Doesn't mater if it has a spinner or not. And a loop knot, you don't have to adjust after every strike or couple of casts...


I use to only use a Palomar knot but I recently changed to the loop knot for the same reason you have stated.

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