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Old 07-20-2007, 10:30 PM
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Default The three knots a beginner should know.

Easy knots for the beginner. Practice so you can tie them in the dark.

1. The improved Clinch Knot. For attaching your line to the swivel.

2. The Palomar knot.
The recommended knot for attaching braid to the plug / hook or to the swivel.

3. The simple snell using the uni knot.

Thread six inches of line through the eye of the hook.
Hold the line against the hook's shank, and form a Uni-Knot circle


Make five to seven turns through the loop and around the standing line and hook's shank.


Tighten by pulling the standing line in one direction and the tag end in the other



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Old 07-21-2007, 03:45 PM
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Nice thread
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Old 07-21-2007, 07:06 PM
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Default Re: The three knots you should know.

Thanks - I"ll be trying that snell hook knot out soon!
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knot tying lessons are due at the next outing.



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Old 07-21-2007, 11:25 PM
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Uni-knot snell huh? Pretty cool. I will be trying that one out.
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Old 07-22-2007, 09:28 PM
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Default Re: The three knots you should know.

Where's the loop knot, gotta have a loop knot!!

IMHO, and I did a lot of testing to back this up, the Rapala loop is the strongest one out there. I think there's a link somewhere around here to an animated Gif showing how to tie it.
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Default Re: The three knots you should know.

aka loop knot -


This knot is essential to minimize hardware and to keep your
offering from spinning. Rapala
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Old 08-13-2007, 04:23 PM
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Default Re: The three knots a beginner should know.

striperjim,

Another knot that is easy to tie is the Albright knot, to join braids to mono backed reels, or just dissimilar lines. very small knot and very strong I've found.
The rapala knot in MHO is the best plug knot there is. It has made the difference of catching fish or not catching fish. Same boat, same lines, same plugs, one line with the rapala the other with a cinch. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it.
Thanks again for all the info on here,
Frank

Albright Knot

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yea thats a good knot
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Default Re: The three knots a beginner should know.

About the rapala knot (not to start a debate about the importance of leaders), but it seems that it significantly reduces the breaking point of my fireline. I suppose it's meant for mono? I understand any knot is the weak point in the line but it seemed drastic. Thanks...
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Default Re: The three knots a beginner should know.

What would be a good knot for attatching either a sinker to braided or sinker swivel braided connection?
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Default Re: The three knots a beginner should know.

As a general rule a weak knot that will break before the knot holding the rest of the terminal gear. That way if it gets snagged all you lose is the sinker.

I'm not sure what the weakest knot is. I would suspect it might be the surgeons knot, I've never had much faith in that one.
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Default Re: The three knots a beginner should know.

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What would be a good knot for attatching either a sinker to braided or sinker swivel braided connection
The recommmended knot for braided lines is the palomar. Suds makes a good point. If your worried about snagging up, make the sinker easier to breakaway.

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I use the loop knots on the mono or florocarbon leaders. I dont tie directly to braid as it probably looks like a hunk of rope to the fish.
I think Floats mentioned that the Homer Rhodes loop knot is reduced by as much as 50% breaking strength.
To my thinking its the same amount of turns on a snap with the briad using any knot unless its a palomar.
It has its usefullness. I used it exclusively during a blitz of bigfish on a casting swimmer and it held up for me. Tied to flouro.
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The recommmended knot for briaded lines is the palomar. Suds makes a good point. If your worried about snagging up, make the sinker easier to breakaway.

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I use the loop knots on the mono or florocarbon leaders. I dont tie directly to braid as it probably looks like a hunk of rope to the fish.
I think Floats mentioned that the Homer Rhodes loop knot is reduced by as much as 50% breaking strength.
To my thinking its the same amount of turns on a snap with the briad using any knot unless its a palomar.
It has its usefullness. I used it exclusively during a blitz of bigfish on a casting swimmer and it held up for me. Tied to flouro.
i'm not worried about snagging because i'm surf fishing along the hudson w/bait but its the casting i'm worried about i went to my local tackle shop to re up on some things and he set me up with a mono leader with a 2 hook setup and sinker at the bottom. Worked good for a lil while then i felt like i wasn't gettin far enough out in the river was scared of loosing bait . So i went ahead one day and let it rip casted dumb hard and lo and behold lost leader So i sat there and conjured up a thought braided should hold pressure of the swing from sinker and i set it up and tried it and almost got halfway into river so i want to know the knot that would withstand this massive force from the swing
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so i want to know the knot that would withstand this massive force from the swing
That would be a shock leader.
The shockleader knot -a slim beauty or a modified albright
aka albertos knot.
or this one
https://www.stripers247.com/shockleader2.htm
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