What is your go to knot for lures?

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Gathering' started by chansta, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. chansta

    chansta keeper of the flame Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2017
    Messages:
    933
    Likes Received:
    4,169
    Location:
    SW VA
    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
     
    LarryB and DomC like this.
  2. CoolBreeze135

    CoolBreeze135 Scholarly Woodsman Supporter Bushcraft Friend

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2014
    Messages:
    4,852
    Likes Received:
    22,436
    Location:
    East TN, Smoky Mtns
    Improved clinch is my go-to. It’s a super strong knot and has rarely failed me.
     
    apbtlvr, LarryB, DomC and 4 others like this.
  3. Mitch Ray

    Mitch Ray Guide

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    May 15, 2017
    Messages:
    1,753
    Likes Received:
    9,068
    Location:
    Central Texas
    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.
     
    DomC, BayRat91 and chansta like this.
  4. Lars

    Lars Angry German Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2010
    Messages:
    1,181
    Likes Received:
    3,908
    Location:
    Colorado Springs
  5. victoratsea

    victoratsea Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2017
    Messages:
    325
    Likes Received:
    1,392
    Location:
    Long Island, NY
    Around Long Island, we use the improved clinch knot. I especially like that I can tie it at night, on a dark beach.
    Victor
     
    LarryB, DomC and BayRat91 like this.
  6. Bonekrakker

    Bonekrakker Not a chiropractor Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2013
    Messages:
    949
    Likes Received:
    4,108
    Location:
    Alabama
    Uni. It works for everything, in any kind of line, even splicing
     
    apbtlvr, DomC and BayRat91 like this.
  7. tomme boy

    tomme boy Guide

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2015
    Messages:
    1,543
    Likes Received:
    4,546
    Location:
    iowa
    Palomar or 3 different snell knots depending on line. Palomar is one of the strongest knots and the easiest for braid.
     
  8. Gruxxx

    Gruxxx Supporter Supporter Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,441
    Likes Received:
    3,548
    Uni knot usually because it is simple. Sometimes a palomar when I have a single hook that won't get tangled in the works.
     
    DomC and BayRat91 like this.
  9. Paulyseggs

    Paulyseggs Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2018
    Messages:
    1,804
    Likes Received:
    7,208
    Location:
    CT.
    Improved cinch for nearly everything
     
    LarryB, DomC, Birdman and 1 other person like this.
  10. Mitch Ray

    Mitch Ray Guide

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    May 15, 2017
    Messages:
    1,753
    Likes Received:
    9,068
    Location:
    Central Texas
    Paloma is a helluva knot, especially for braid. It’s my go to “has to be strong” knot
     
    DomC and BayRat91 like this.
  11. BayRat91

    BayRat91 Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    May 19, 2016
    Messages:
    600
    Likes Received:
    2,058
    Location:
    Texas Gulf Coast
    Improved cinch knot. Pain in the but for flies but has never failed me.
     
    DomC and Mitch Ray like this.
  12. Muleman77

    Muleman77 Hobbyist Hobbyist

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2014
    Messages:
    3,686
    Likes Received:
    18,686
    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!
     
    Cedarfire, LarryB, DomC and 2 others like this.
  13. LongAgoLEO

    LongAgoLEO Guide

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2016
    Messages:
    1,048
    Likes Received:
    5,364
    Location:
    Central Minnesota
    I use this version of the Palomar...

    Palomar Knot.jpg
     
  14. gila_dog

    gila_dog Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2011
    Messages:
    2,876
    Likes Received:
    7,119
    Location:
    New Mexico
    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.
     
    Usingmyrights likes this.
  15. Primordial

    Primordial MOA #40 Supporter Bushcraft Friend

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2017
    Messages:
    3,471
    Likes Received:
    26,357
    Location:
    Upper Great Lakes
    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
     
    Ullr-North, LarryB, DomC and 2 others like this.
  16. Tor Helge

    Tor Helge Supporter Supporter Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2010
    Messages:
    1,222
    Likes Received:
    2,346
    Location:
    Northern Norway
    Uni knot and Rapala knot.
    Grew up With the cinch knot though.
     
    LarryB and DomC like this.
  17. Usingmyrights

    Usingmyrights Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    6,695
    Likes Received:
    11,168
    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.
     
    DomC likes this.
  18. Flyfisher05221970

    Flyfisher05221970 Hobbyist Hobbyist Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2015
    Messages:
    406
    Likes Received:
    1,768
    Location:
    Blacksburg, Va
    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.
     
    DomC likes this.
  19. Zunga

    Zunga Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2017
    Messages:
    6,109
    Likes Received:
    31,663
    Location:
    British Columbia
    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
     
    DomC likes this.
  20. Swampdog

    Swampdog Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2014
    Messages:
    1,541
    Likes Received:
    4,732
    Location:
    Florida
    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
     
    DomC likes this.
  21. DomC

    DomC Retired Old Scrub Stomper Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    Messages:
    9,192
    Likes Received:
    27,958
    Location:
    East Central Florida
    mainewoods likes this.
  22. mainewoods

    mainewoods Maine Supporter Supporter Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Messages:
    18,246
    Likes Received:
    16,681
    Location:
    Central Maine
    My go to knot .

    [​IMG]
     
  23. DomC

    DomC Retired Old Scrub Stomper Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    1
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    Messages:
    9,192
    Likes Received:
    27,958
    Location:
    East Central Florida
    I wet the line with regular monofilament too.....it's a habit and second nature for me........
    Dominick......!
     
  24. mainewoods

    mainewoods Maine Supporter Supporter Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2010
    Messages:
    18,246
    Likes Received:
    16,681
    Location:
    Central Maine
  25. Zunga

    Zunga Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2017
    Messages:
    6,109
    Likes Received:
    31,663
    Location:
    British Columbia
    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
     
    LarryB likes this.
  26. dads2vette

    dads2vette Supporter Supporter Bushcraft Friend Bushclass I

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2015
    Messages:
    2,572
    Likes Received:
    10,828
    Location:
    Ash Fork, AZ
    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).
     
  27. Greebe

    Greebe Non ducor, duco. Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2011
    Messages:
    2,775
    Likes Received:
    7,686
    Location:
    MN
    That is an Improved Clinch Knot.

    This is a Palomar.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018
    LongAgoLEO, DomC, Birdman and 3 others like this.
  28. CoolBreeze135

    CoolBreeze135 Scholarly Woodsman Supporter Bushcraft Friend

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2014
    Messages:
    4,852
    Likes Received:
    22,436
    Location:
    East TN, Smoky Mtns
    Sure is.
     
    DomC, LarryB and Mitch Ray like this.
  29. Greebe

    Greebe Non ducor, duco. Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2011
    Messages:
    2,775
    Likes Received:
    7,686
    Location:
    MN
  30. Riverpirate

    Riverpirate Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    9
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2016
    Messages:
    2,452
    Likes Received:
    12,863
    Location:
    Milner Georgia
  31. hlydon

    hlydon Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2014
    Messages:
    955
    Likes Received:
    2,622
    Location:
    SW Ohio
    This.
     
  32. LarryB

    LarryB Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2014
    Messages:
    365
    Likes Received:
    1,208
    Location:
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Almost always the improved clinch knot and a Rapala knot for cranks without split rings. :) lb
     
    wingnuts likes this.
  33. Birdman

    Birdman Guide

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2014
    Messages:
    1,999
    Likes Received:
    5,750
    Location:
    NW Oregon
    Improved clinch is my go to. Keep meaning to try the trilene, but never do. Ha.
     
    wingnuts likes this.
  34. PoconoChris

    PoconoChris Tracker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2015
    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    223
    I like the Palomar knot.
    ALWAYS wet the line when pulling the knot tight.
     
    victoratsea likes this.
  35. wingnuts

    wingnuts Hunter/Gatherer Provider/Protector Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2012
    Messages:
    2,983
    Likes Received:
    2,717
    Location:
    NJ
    Isn’t that an improved clinch?
     
  36. fatcat55

    fatcat55 Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2012
    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    2,293
    Location:
    Texas
    Trilene, Uni and Palomar.
     
  37. CaptCrunch

    CaptCrunch Scout

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2017
    Messages:
    218
    Likes Received:
    694
    Location:
    mn
    Palomar,that one from Shaw grigsby works good,think it's a uni knot
    With doubled up line.
     
  38. perdidochas

    perdidochas Guide

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2013
    Messages:
    1,080
    Likes Received:
    1,007
    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.
     
  39. LongAgoLEO

    LongAgoLEO Guide

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2016
    Messages:
    1,048
    Likes Received:
    5,364
    Location:
    Central Minnesota
    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.
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2018
    victoratsea and wingnuts like this.
  40. wingnuts

    wingnuts Hunter/Gatherer Provider/Protector Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2012
    Messages:
    2,983
    Likes Received:
    2,717
    Location:
    NJ
    No worries, it’s my go,to knot, don’t fish with braid so,never had to change from it since mid 70’s!
     
    LongAgoLEO likes this.
  41. deckard313

    deckard313 Tracker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2015
    Messages:
    37
    Likes Received:
    212
    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.
     
  42. tomme boy

    tomme boy Guide

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2015
    Messages:
    1,543
    Likes Received:
    4,546
    Location:
    iowa
    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.
     
  43. Usingmyrights

    Usingmyrights Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    6,695
    Likes Received:
    11,168
    Fluoro has better abrasion resistance compared to mono, which makes it better in some settings such as fishing around oyster bars or structure.
     
  44. Zunga

    Zunga Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2017
    Messages:
    6,109
    Likes Received:
    31,663
    Location:
    British Columbia
    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
     
  45. Usingmyrights

    Usingmyrights Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2013
    Messages:
    6,695
    Likes Received:
    11,168
    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.
     
    Zunga likes this.
  46. chansta

    chansta keeper of the flame Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2017
    Messages:
    933
    Likes Received:
    4,169
    Location:
    SW VA
    Just for fun I tried the Trilene and I really like it so far
     
    Zunga likes this.
  47. Dillon Finan

    Dillon Finan Tracker

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2017
    Messages:
    92
    Likes Received:
    366
    Location:
    Del Valle Texas
    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.
     
    Zunga likes this.
  48. Foulwind

    Foulwind Guide

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2014
    Messages:
    1,590
    Likes Received:
    1,495
    Location:
    In the Redwoods, Santa Cruz Mountains, CA.
    Chinch on all my trout gear, Palomar on my bass stuff.
     
  49. Not Sure

    Not Sure Supporter Supporter

    Blog Posts:
    0
    Joined:
    May 4, 2016
    Messages:
    406
    Likes Received:
    1,814
    Location:
    FEMA Region 10
    Just went fishing for 3 days and tried this knot, work very well. Davy Knot............I used the Double Davy.
    Used it on my Fly Rod and Spinning Rod.
    One more knot for the tool box.
    This would be an easy knot to teach new Anglers.

     
    NoBrakesRacing likes this.

Share This Page