What is your go to knot for lures?

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  1. chansta

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    I grew up learning the improved clinch knot.
    Now, I use to Uni or the Palomar knot. But I find the Palomar to waste so much line, unless I’m using a small hook
     
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    Improved clinch is my go-to. It’s a super strong knot and has rarely failed me.
     
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    Canoeman loop for cranks and jerkbaits

    Not sure what my terminal tackle knot is called for jigs, plastics, etc. It’s basically two loops (only one through the eye) and two wraps around the top of the loops. My dad taught it to me, he learned it from my mom’s uncle who taught him how to saltwater fish.
     
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    Around Long Island, we use the improved clinch knot. I especially like that I can tie it at night, on a dark beach.
    Victor
     
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    Uni. It works for everything, in any kind of line, even splicing
     
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    Palomar or 3 different snell knots depending on line. Palomar is one of the strongest knots and the easiest for braid.
     
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    Uni knot usually because it is simple. Sometimes a palomar when I have a single hook that won't get tangled in the works.
     
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    Improved cinch for nearly everything
     
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    Paloma is a helluva knot, especially for braid. It’s my go to “has to be strong” knot
     
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    Improved cinch knot. Pain in the but for flies but has never failed me.
     
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    I learned the improved clinch as a boy, and haven't seen any reason to change it since.

    Whatever of these you can tie with cold fingers in bad light is probably the one for you!
     
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    I use this version of the Palomar...

    Palomar Knot.jpg
     
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    If you switch to flourocarbon line you may find, like I did, that my regular knots that I had been using with nylon monofilament really weakened the line. The knots were making my 8 lb line maybe 1 lb line. And tying it to braided line was tricky too.

    This guys shows how to tie a palomar knot so that it doesn't weaken flourocarbon.


    Then there's the double uniknot for tying flourocarbon to braid:


    And this one, which doesn't seem to have a name:


    So, even with fishing line, times are changing, and you gotta learn new tricks.
     
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    I use the Trilene knot. When done right it hold 90% of the line's strength and it's easy to tie, too.

    trilene-knot-step-02.jpg
     
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    Uni knot and Rapala knot.
    Grew up With the cinch knot though.
     
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    I saw fluorocarbon knot failures mentioned. One thing you have to be sure to do when tying fluorocarbon is to wet the line before cinching it down. When if comes to a braid to fluorocarbon connection, FG knot all the way.
     
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    Cinch knot, or Davi knot are the main 2 that I use. I also use a nonslip loop not on streamers that I want to put a lot of action into.
     
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    I use the same one in @Primordial pics. I use a hangmans noose for paracord. Now you brought it up. I'm going to try it on hooks.
    Cheers Jim
     
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    I use the Tie-Fast Knot Tyer to tie the gryp-knot; it is a very handy stainless steel tool. Check out: www.Tie-Fast.com
     
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    I wet the line with regular monofilament too.....it's a habit and second nature for me........
    Dominick......!
     
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    Just tried the hangman noose on a hook. It seems to hold. Can't think of a reason to have a sliding loop. Not to mention its really difficult to tie with fish line. Sticking with the improved cinch knot.
    Cheers Jim
    20180416_084049.jpg
     
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    This. I've used it for just about every line but I fish mostly fluorocarbon. I use 8# or 10# line even when fishing small trout or crappie. I catch and release almost everything so I want to get them in quickly so they don't weaken or I play them out because I'm going to keep them if they're larger(frying pan).
     
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    That is an Improved Clinch Knot.

    This is a Palomar.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Sure is.
     
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    This.
     
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    Almost always the improved clinch knot and a Rapala knot for cranks without split rings. :) lb
     
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    Improved clinch is my go to. Keep meaning to try the trilene, but never do. Ha.
     
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    I like the Palomar knot.
    ALWAYS wet the line when pulling the knot tight.
     
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    Isn’t that an improved clinch?
     
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    Trilene, Uni and Palomar.
     
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    Palomar,that one from Shaw grigsby works good,think it's a uni knot
    With doubled up line.
     
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    I use the Uni knot, but cinch it tight as a loop, instead of tight to the lure. I want to learn the Palomar now that my near vision isn't as good as it used to be.
     
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    Heck, I can't even remember my dog's name. In fact, I googled (my) knot before posting so I wouldn't embarrass myself and it was called a Palomar knot, too. Shoulda' known it couldn't be that easy. I mean, after all, it WAS on the internet. :oops: In any event, I transitioned to the "improved clinch" back when Spiderwire first came out and I kept losing my lures. Now I can tie it so effortlessly, it's my default fishing knot regardless of the type of line. And thanks @wingnuts and @Greebe. Never too old to learn something. May be too old to retain anything, though.
     
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    No worries, it’s my go,to knot, don’t fish with braid so,never had to change from it since mid 70’s!
     
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    I ve used Improved Clinch since I was a kid...my Dad and Uncle John used it and taught it to myself and 4 brothers.
     
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    Flouro can not over lap itself. If it does it will pop. When it over laps itself it forms a crack and that is why it fails. Sorry but the I will stick with mono and braid and know its limitations.
     
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    Fluoro has better abrasion resistance compared to mono, which makes it better in some settings such as fishing around oyster bars or structure.
     
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    I was fiddling with a paracord lanyard earlier. I used a noose on each end attached to a metal clip and a flashlight. The sliding motion lets you shorten or lengthen it. I'm posing the same question here I did there. Would a similar rig work as a leader between lure and swivel. To set a hook after a fish hits and runs. The cinching action should give some play with a hard stop? The application I'm thinking is a line left to soak and tied off. Or float and bottom feeder fishing. The down side is a noose is difficult but not impossible to tie with nylon line. Just an idea, so please chime in with your thoughts.
    Cheers Jim
     
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    Mono has stretch to it to act as a shock absorber anyway. I also don't know how much that knot degrades the strength of the line/rope. If it hasn't been used at least semi regularly by now, it's probably for a good reason.
     
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    Just for fun I tried the Trilene and I really like it so far
     
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    I'm with @mainewoods the improved clinch knot is my go to in the field.
    When making rigs I use a variety - snell knot is a good knot, and I prefer it.
    But, in the dark and at dusk when I can't see well the improved clinch knot is my go to.
     
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