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Capt. BassinLou

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I know,,, I know,,, its a weird question, but then again, look who's asking it.  lo lo  Does anyone have knots they enjoy tying? Or is just me?

I know in a pinch, we don't think about the knot we tie, and use. However does anyone find enjoyment tying knots or specific knot when they are prepping for an outing the next day?

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Capt. BassinLou

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Since I posed the question, a knot that I REALLY enjoy tying is the FG knot. At first the knot was a real pita to learn. However, over time, focusing on each individual wrap puts me in a trance and really relaxes me. I know,,, weird!!  ~b~ lo

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Not that tying knots is pleasure, it isn't anymore, I use the palomar 95 % of the time. I have tremors so knot tying can be an adventure I would rather not do.
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PS You're not weird, strange, maybe thwacked but not weird.  lo lo ;)
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Since I posed the question, a knot that I REALLY enjoy tying is the FG knot. At first the knot was a real pita to learn. However, over time, focusing on each individual wrap puts me in a trance and really relaxes me. I know,,, weird!!  ~b~ lo
You aren't weird, you are insane if you enjoy tying that knot!!!  haha ~roflmao

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Since I posed the question, a knot that I REALLY enjoy tying is the FG knot. At first the knot was a real pita to learn. However, over time, focusing on each individual wrap puts me in a trance and really relaxes me. I know,,, weird!!  ~b~ lo
You aren't weird, you are insane if you enjoy tying that knot!!!  haha ~roflmao

Lol!! You want to try a complicated knot? Check out the Bimini twist. Great knot, but that one took me a bit.  ~roflmao

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Not that tying knots is pleasure, it isn't anymore. I have tremors so knot tying can be an adventure I would rather not do.
Rodney

Me too unfortunately. I need simple knots now so Palomar and the Trilene knot are the two I tie the most now.
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Nope, you're just CRUSTY.

99.99% of the knots I tie are the Palomar, in one variation or another. And there ain't nothin' fun about tying knots. Not any more.

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A new knot to me this year thats "fun" to tie and I like for floro, is the double San Diego Jam knot.
Just seems stronger.  Some find it strange having 3 tag ends buy that makes it fun too.
(Call me a nerd if you want)

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palomar and double palomar I have only had the knot fail twice in three years.
And I don't enjoy tying knots.
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A new knot to me this year thats "fun" to tie and I like for floro, is the double San Diego Jam knot.
Just seems stronger.  Some find it strange having 3 tag ends buy that makes it fun too.
(Call me a nerd if you want)

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A properly tied palomar is still one of if not the best knot to tie, like any knot just takes enough care to do it right.
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no matter how many times I try the trillen knot always slips when using 6 or 8 pound Sufix mono if I do 5-6 loops. I have to do 7 to 9 before it's stable :( so with line under 10 pounds I just go with Palomar knot and call it a day. it has never slipped on me and I can confidently leave 2-3mm of line sticking out.

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no matter how many times I try the trillen knot always slips when using 6 or 8 pound Sufix mono if I do 5-6 loops. I have to do 7 to 9 before it's stable :( so with line under 10 pounds I just go with Palomar knot and call it a day. it has never slipped on me and I can confidently leave 2-3mm of line sticking out.
The uni is solid knot for all types of line.

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no matter how many times I try the trillen knot always slips when using 6 or 8 pound Sufix mono if I do 5-6 loops. I have to do 7 to 9 before it's stable :( so with line under 10 pounds I just go with Palomar knot and call it a day. it has never slipped on me and I can confidently leave 2-3mm of line sticking out.
The uni is solid knot for all types of line.

I was about to ask... what is the best knot for line to hook for 6, 8, and 10 pound Sufix line?

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A new knot to me this year thats "fun" to tie and I like for floro, is the double San Diego Jam knot.
Just seems stronger.  Some find it strange having 3 tag ends buy that makes it fun too.
(Call me a nerd if you want)

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Agreed. It's my fluoro "go to" knot for chatterbaits and jigs.

Shin knot for my line to leader but I just saw Ott tie the fg and his method worked for me so I may switch over to that. Otherwise everything else is a Palomar.

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I use a palomar 95% of the time, simple quick and solid, will work on all line types.  I have a good line to line knot that is solid and has worked for over 40 years.  Don't know the name, but these two take care of all my needs.
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The one I enjoy tying is the Lefty Kreh for a braid to fluoro leader.  What I use the most is a double improved clinch knot for straight fluoro or mono to a hook or bait.

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I've only ever used three knots. The Clinch Knot, The Palomar Knot and the Snell Knot. That's all I've ever needed.

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Funny thing... clinch knot (improved) snapped on me today (10 pound Sufix mono) when pulling a large snakehead out of the water. I'm switching to Palomar from now on...

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I know it snapped because my bobber stopper was still on the line, and the weight and red bead I put on the line before the hook was on the ground where the snakehead shook and snapped it. unfortunately she must have escaped with the hook still attached :(

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I have experimented and fished with many knots over the years, and over that time I have basically narrowed it down to 3.

- Uni knot
- Modified Uni (Fish-n-fool knot)
- FG for joining 2 knots.


 


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