Braid Knot

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Braid Knot

Post by ecu daniel 14 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:44 pm

What have you found as the strongest knot for 30-40 lb braided line without a leader? Ive read alot about the "Berkley braid knot" but I have never used it...Ive always used the standard uni knot but ive lost a few lures to larger stripers...im sorta new to the braid game soooooo any advice is great...
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Re: Braid Knot

Post by mbg60 » Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:11 pm

Palomar knot. Wet it before snugging it.

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Re: Braid Knot

Post by godshippy » Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:56 am

I've never had a Clinch knot fail on braid, and it's the only knot that I'll tie cause it's so simple!

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Re: Braid Knot

Post by ecu daniel 14 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:39 am

ok great. I thought there was some special confusing knot to tie for braid....thanks guys..
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Re: Braid Knot

Post by soua0363 » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:18 am

I used to use the uni-knot but it would sometimes slip. It may have been user error but once I switched to the palomar knot I never had any more issues.

A trick to insure that the knot will not slop is to apply a drop of super glue onto the knot.

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Re: Braid Knot

Post by quickF4i » Sat Apr 23, 2011 11:07 am

2nd the palomar knot with wet line.. i prefer to double it through the hook eye as well.

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Re: Braid Knot

Post by godshippy » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:30 pm

Just make sure to leave like a 1/2" tag end on the line because braided line does slip!

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Re: Braid Knot

Post by Shimano-Or-Nothing » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:11 pm

Palomar

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Re: Braid Knot

Post by Redfish » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:44 pm

Another Palomar fan here...probably because it is so easy to tie and works. It is getting harder to see the line to tie some knots!
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Re: Braid Knot

Post by spicytuna » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:55 pm

Palomar. Looks like its unanimous so far.

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Re: Braid Knot

Post by civicrr » Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:18 pm

I'm using the uni but I go through the eye or split ring twice instead of once. That variation made the knot the overall winner in Knot Wars couple of years ago. AFIK, still the king of knot wars.

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Re: Braid Knot

Post by Peacheater81 » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:18 am

Double Palomar....



Which is making a wrap around the hook eye before doubling the line.

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Re: Braid Knot

Post by slipperybob » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:06 am

Isn't the Berkley Braid Knot nothing more than just a double lined Trilene Knot? :-k

I personally tie a variation of a Trilene Knot. When I'm lazy and looking for a quick knot, the palomar knot gets used.
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Re: Braid Knot

Post by steve1206 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:20 am

Peacheater81 wrote:Double Palomar....



Which is making a wrap around the hook eye before doubling the line.
That is actually not the double palomar. On the double palomar, you simply tie 2 overhand knots, instead of one, with the double line before you pass the loop over the hook....

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Re: Braid Knot

Post by Snyder Rods » Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:52 am

I use the Holmes braid knot.

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