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Superline knots


nthomps66

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What type of knot would a guy use for tying 14lb braided line directly to a spinnerbait or any other lure for that matter?

Last night I lost two spinners to inexplicably loose knots I believe. I tied them the same way I have been for 20 years. I use what I've now recently seen called the "Trilene knot". I'm using Stren Super Braid 14#. I also have another reel with 30# Power Pro that I haven't had this issue with. Those spinners are too expensive to be tossing in the lake without a fight. Help me out...

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I have always tied Uni knots when using braided lines. Most knots used for mono tend to slip when using braided lines.

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I use the uni-knot for superlines and most of the time for mono as well,it just works darn well. Having said that, I've been fly fishing a lot this year and have been using a knot tying tool (makes a nail knot) which works great and is fairly fast to tie. I've started using it some for regualr fishing and it seems to hold up.

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I've always used a Copolomer Knot (i think that's what its called)....never had any problems coming loose with any kind of line.

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I guess its time to change my old ways and learn some new knots.

I just found this site that should help me and maybe others. Fishing Knots

I think you meant the Palomar knot? That looks to be the one I need to learn for the braided line. I'll give the uni-knot a whirl as well.

I was using the improved clinch knot all these years. Of course it says right on that site that it is not recommended for braided lines... Live and learn.

Thanks guys.

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i checked out the site. Yes...the Palomar knot...that's it. Easy, quick...really strong....works well.

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I've used the Palomar and Uni with good success on braids.

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I just checked the fishing knot website as well. The Polymer knot is a great knot, but if you are tying on large baits like Muskie size or even some large spinners, it is difficult to get such large baits back through as shown in step 3. For large baits, use the Uni-knot.

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I use the polamer knot .. especially on Fireline. I have had good luck with many knots on Powerpro... but Fireline has a serious attitude, and I have had no problems with the polamer knot.. It is a pain to tie on large lures, but worth it when you can have some confidence in your knot.. The largest lures (muskies/pike) I am usually using a swivel .. this eliminates the issue of having to put a huge loop over the lure.

I have been known to use a coastal lock type snap(no swivel) on twisted eye type spinnerbaits.. the coastal lock does pretty good about not getting weeds. The R type spinnerbaits I still use the polamer... I dont like going to cast and have the bait land 90 yards from the boat with no line attatched either.

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I've been using the uni knot for my primary braid knot. Howevere the Palomar works good too.

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Palomar Knot

I personally think this is the easiest knot in the world to tie. It also has incredible knot strength. Learn it, you'll like it. grin.gif

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All superlines below, say 20lb.test, make for very slippery knots, and Stren Superbraid is particularly slippery (although it's my favorite crankbait line). I've had very few knot failures with lighter braids when using the Trilene Knot. Instructions are listed with all Trilene products, but it's essentially an improved Clinch Knot with the line doubled through the hook/lure eye before wraps are made.

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If you check with Pure Fishing (Berkley) they had a list of knots and how to tie them in one of their winter publications. The "palamar" knot is the knot of choice for all braided super lines. In tests that the Berkley boys did down there in Spirit Lake, the palamar knot used on mono and on super lines had 100% knot strength. Meaning the line broke before the knot.

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