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what knot does everyone use?

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I use a Palomar on everything but braid.Uni knot on braid or when tying two lined together.

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palomar on braid and when i rarely use mono or floro its a trilene knot. if my trilene knot breaks and the line is too unworkable ill just tie a fishermans knot!

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I use a Palomar on everything but braid.Uni knot on braid or when tying two lined together.

I prefer these two knots, but when tying on a plain hook I use the snell knot

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I have no idea, My grandfather mearly said this is how you tie a lure on and it has worked for me for over 30 years with no problems.

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Palomar knot for everything. I have used the Clinch Knot like my father-in-law does, the Palomar is easier for me.

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On super braids I use the palomar knot. On mono I use the Improved clinch Knot.

I do find it almost (ha ha) imposable to use the Palomar knot to tie a leader onto a swivel without cutting off the swivel or feeding the rod and reel through the loop of the knot.

the snell, uni, biminy twist, albrite and the nail knot are just few other knot I use.

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I use a crawforwd figure 8 knot for mono, and a palomar for braid. And a uni-to-uni for joining sections of leaders. All I've ever needed!

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I use a trilene know for mono, palomar for all non-mono. These knots both double up on the eye connection so they are strong. I never "break" at the eye with these knots.

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albrite and the nail knot are just few other knot I use.

I saw that Albright knot when I looked up knots and it looked like it would be pretty strong for tying leaders onto braided. Does it work okay for that?

Here's a link to how it's tied:

http://www.animatedknots.com/albright/in...imatedknots.com

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Mostly palomar, but occasionally a Trilene.

I agree, I use a palomar about 98% of the time on everything. Just a tough knot.

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Super braids will slip with this knot. If you want to join a Super braid line to a mono or Fluorocarbon leader use two nail knots. Tie the leader over the Super braid and the Super braid over the leader and slide (jam) them together. If you find the nail knot hard to tie, fly fishing shops have a tool for tieing nail knots and they come with a line clipper.

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