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Fluorocarbon knots ?

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Looking for some advice on which knots to use with 20&30 pound fluoro leaders?

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Uni to Uni is what I use with good success. Lots of guy's will also use a small inline swivel.

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I love the uni to uni for braid to fluoro, or the Red Philips Knot, which is basically the same but a little smaller because you don't need to wrap the uni with the fluoro (Although it fattens up the braid half of the uni because you run both the leader and the tag end of the fluoro thru it.)

 

If you're talking terminal, I researched this recently because I didn't like the way my normal knots were cinching down with the heavier 30-50# fluoro. Got some Knot Wars data and found the Triple Loop. Tests at over 18# breaking strength with 15# fluoro and super easy to tie and cinch down, even with 50# test.

 

Only one weekend of testing it but a number of good rips on dipsies, no snubber, and it held up well.

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I was experiencing the same problem as my knots were not cinching up right thanks for the Input guys and good luck to everyone

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Mostly looking for attaching terminal tackle to the leader at the lures end

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Polamer knot! Just make sure you wet it good before pulling tight!! Floro will heat up when sinching down and can make it weak.

Edited by JakeyBaby

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X2 on the Palomar knot. After a few tries you'll have it down pat.

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I do a perfection loop knot. 85 to 90 % strong. Once finished, run the loop through the eye of ring on terminal snap swivel and pull the snap swivel back through the loop. Half hitch style. Easy to change terminal tackle, no cutting, no re tie, double holding wrap on the eye. The knot does not slip, and is plenty strong. Easy to tie quickly.

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I use a crazy alberto knot, (Alberto Knie) by far the  best and easiest I have ever used for joining two lines together.

 

 

 

I use the palomar for tying to swivels or hooks.

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Have you guys ever tested your knot strength?  I did some tests on 12 lb fluoro a while back and with a polomar knot was only getting 70-80% breaking strength.  There's another knot that I was getting close to 100% with (a couple times more than 100%) but I don't know if it has a name.  This is where I learned it:  

 

 

It's a pain to learn but once you get the hang it's not that bad.  

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This is the old knot wars data I found. Not sure how reliable it is.

 

Knot----------------------- Mono---------Braid---------Fluoro---------Average------Overall Rank

Berkley Braid-----------19.82--------- 17.36---        19.69-----------18.957----------1

Fish-N-Fool------------ 20.54---*       19.44--------- 15.21-----------18.397----------2

Burke Knot------------- 19.32----------18.62-------- 16.49-----------18.143----------3

Triple Loop------------ 18.49----------16.07-------***19.74-----------18.100----------4

Imp.Reverse Clinch - 17.67 ---------18.96--------   16.46-----------17.697----------5

San Diego Jam------- 17.76----------17.84--------   15.25-----------16.950----------6

Miller Knot ------------ -20.13---------15.66------- - 14.94------------16.910----------7

Palomar---------------- 17.37----------17.36--------15.11-----------  16.613---------- 8

Porter-------------------19.89----------10.87--------18.76-----------  16.507-----------9

Grinner-----------------17.10----------17.50--------14.90-----------  16.500----------10

Cheek Knot-----------19.27---------- 13.95--------15.97-----------  16.397-----------11

Eugene Bend---------17.78----------15.70------- 14.64-----------  16.040-----------12

Trilene------------------17.58----------14.32------- 14.97----------- 15.623-----------13

Gryp--------------------17.80----------14.68--------14.29----------- 15.590-----------14

Three "G"-------------18.83------------9.71--------15.73-----------  14.757-----------15

Improved Clinch----- 16.12-----------7.22-------- 14.01------------12.450-----------16

 

Notes * Fish-N-Fool rated #1 with mono ** Fish-N-Fool rated #1 with braid * Triple loop rated #1 with Fluoro The Berkley braid knot did not rate #1 in any of the lines .

 

Lines used: 15# Berkley Transoptic Mono, 15# Berkley 100% Fluorocarbon, 14# Fireline

Edited by Chowdaire

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