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I'm reading another fishing book, an old book, that talks about line breaking strength and preferred knots.

The author mentioned testing Trilene knots on 12 pound test. He said 12 pound test actually broke at 14 pounds. In his tests, the Trilene knot broke at 4-10 pounds. In most cases the knot broke way before the line limit.

He mentioned the knot he used and said that it broke consistently (not inconsistently like the Trilene knot) at tension just below the rated strength of the line.

So here's my trick question: What knot do you use? What is its scientific break point? Is the knot easy to tie?

As for me, I'm practicing my "secret knot" these cold Winter nights.

If a few people comment on their favorite knots and how good they are, I'll mention the book I'm reading and the knot I'm learning.

In my testing, my "secret knot" is pretty much as strong as the line. Incredibly strong.

Hope to hear from some of you.
 

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I go back and forth between 3 knots and each has it's place in my lure/hook/terminal tackle assembly.

Palomar knot - best connection for flouro and braid to a ring terminal of anything other than a outside offset eye bait hook.

San Diego Knot - Used infrequently now, mostly used it when back in Cali tossing live squid, anchovies, and sardines fly-lined on circle hooks and light wire mutu's. I have used this knot though when nostril hooking large roaches and suckers for pike under bobbers and deep trolled live bait rigs.

My #1 favorite hook to line connection flouro or mono would be the snell. You just can't beat the strength and hook angle of penetration of a well snelled offset eye hook.
 

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I only tie clinch knots. they are really easy. and i'm sensing that the more experienced fishermen are now going to tell me that clinch knots suck. is this true? if so, i need to look at some new knots.
 

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:)

I tried like heck to find the link illustrating how to tie it but it seems Joe's site has been dismantled?!?

For anyone interested it's kind of a cross between a line doubled clinch and a palomar and it's quite honestly the absolute strongest knot I've ever seen....despite what all the "knot war" tests available on the internet would have you believe. =)

I'll try to make a video of how to tie it when I have time.
 

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Cranked said:
I've tied it ONCE and I couldn't tell you how I did it.

Can't wait for the vid. Can you throw in a bass solo? :)
And some fat chicks dancing in the background eating cotton candy wearing sailor hats.......

.... or, maybe it's just me that likes that kinda stuff.....

where is that edit post button
 

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fishinnut28 said:
WHAT IS THE BEST TYPE oF KNOTS FOR USING FLUOROCARBON Line? Palamar KNOT OR IMPROVED CLINCH KNOT
I think it was Tackle Tour which ran some flourocarbon tests and they rated different knots for FC. The Palomar didn't score that high compared to others. Yes, Yes, I know a lot of people use it for FC and report no problems. One of my buddies read the same study and he doesn't care, he uses the palomar since it works for him.

Dom, the improved clinch knot did score higher than the palomar in that test. I tie a double improved clinch knot for FC and last year I only had a few knot breakoffs and I attest that to the line getting a little old not the knot. I use the knot for single hook, stong hookset applications like plastics and jigs where you really put a lot of stress on the knot. The double improved clinch knot does catch more weeds since there is more tag end but it's extremely strong. For topwater and cranks I just use the improved clinch knot and I can't really remember ever breaking off at the knot. Hope it helps.
 
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