Fluorocarbon Knots

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Brooksm007
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Fluorocarbon Knots

Post by Brooksm007 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:21 pm

Who knows something about knot strength and fluorocarbon line?? Most of my knots fail... I get some performance from a clinch knot but that's about it. Any help?

legend199
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Re: Fluorocarbon Knots

Post by legend199 » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:51 pm

I tie a polamar knot and never have trouble. The line companies I have talked with have said that you need to make sure the line is lubricated well before cinching down and leave at least a 1/4 inch tag line. this so far has done me well. They have also said that 95 % of the time it is the anglers fault and not the line, I got this from three different companies. Don't know how much help this is but hope it will.

Mark J

BobJ
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Re: Fluorocarbon Knots

Post by BobJ » Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:23 pm

I used to use palomar but broke off a lot. Also used Trilene knot but it slips (needs a long tag). Now I use the san diego jam knot (Shaw Grigsby knot). Never had it break; a little harder to tie but after some practice gets easy. Video on how is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I905PXIYww

Brooksm007
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Re: Fluorocarbon Knots

Post by Brooksm007 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:50 pm

Thanks Bob and Mark, I am learning the San Deigo Jam and can do it with warm fingers.... Not so sure in the cold.... I have also had some luck using Chapstick instead of spit on the line when I snugg it down.... To me floro is much less forgiving if you stress it while you are tying any knot and some real lube works wonders ....

Thanks again

lsto19
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Re: Fluorocarbon Knots

Post by lsto19 » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:13 pm

for all you guys with smart phones... download the "knot wars" app it's free.... It has all the fishing knots that I have ever heard of listed...shows you who to tie and which ones tested what in side by side tests


I'm a big fan of the Berkley Braid knot (strongest knot they ever tested).... designed for braid to prevent slippage but works Great on all lines....I don't use it on JBs, small cranks, and topwater (chug/walkers)..... nor do I use it on 8lb or less

RandyK
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Re: Fluorocarbon Knots

Post by RandyK » Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:21 pm

The San Diego Jam is a different knot on that App. Good app to have

Rodney Bledsoe
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Location: Peculiar, Missouri

Re: Fluorocarbon Knots

Post by Rodney Bledsoe » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:59 pm

Great app it's loaded on my phone.
Thank you Larry

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