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Knot for trolling wire to swivel?

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Hello -

I used to run my wire dipseys with single strand stainless steel monel wire. It was simple to attach swivels I would just use a Bimini twist. Monel is a larger diameter than the 19 strand wire so I switched 2 years ago to 19 strand 40lb trolling wire. I have had issues with the wire breaking where I tied it to the swivel when I jerk the rod in order to retrieve the diver/flasher/fly. I have been using a palomar as suggested to me by another fisherman. After sending yet another complete diver/flasher/fly rig to Davey Jones' locker yesterday I am about fed up and am considering going back to single strand. Before I do, please tell me what method of attachment you prefer for 17 strand wire to the swivel. Also, do you re-tie before every outing? Palomar knot? Crimps? Thank you very much.

Adam

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Go to lotsa site , they have a pic on the knot to tie. Also can use a surgeons knot and slip your snap through it with a half hitch. On the snap Also google fishing knots

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With my wire lines I make a loop in the end and pass this through the swivel eye and then the swivel through the loop to form a slip knot on the eye. Then tie a single overhand knot in the main together with the short tag, about a half inch above swivel eye. Indestructible, I tie it up this way in the spring and it's good for the season, assuming I don't get the prop between the rod tip and a fish.

I also like to put a small bead on the wire before tying the swivel on, it keeps the knot from ramming into the top roller whenever it's reeled all the way in.

Glenn

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Crimp sleeves crimped good and covered with clear hot glue....never had one break yet at that point

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I have had good luck with a perfection loop in the wire. If you want to use a knot. No break offs over the last few years. Slip the loop through the eye of the swivel and half hitched. Don't use split rings...welded only!

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With my wire lines I make a loop in the end and pass this through the swivel eye and then the swivel through the loop to form a slip knot on the eye. Then tie a single overhand knot in the main together with the short tag, about a half inch above swivel eye. Indestructible, I tie it up this way in the spring and it's good for the season, assuming I don't get the prop between the rod tip and a fish.

I also like to put a small bead on the wire before tying the swivel on, it keeps the knot from ramming into the top roller whenever it's reeled all the way in.

Glenn

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I have used this for wire all the way to my downrigger weights.  I have never had one fail.  The key to having them last is to check your connections prior to deploying every use.  I check mine before every trip but haven't needed to retie since I started using this knot 2 years ago.

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Thank you all for your input and suggestions - I appreciate it!

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Defiantly the wireline knot. Simple and strong

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