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What are some of yalls best knots used with braided line??



(I didn't know if this would go under "rods and reels" or "lures") Sorry
 

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I've tried a lot of different knots with braids in these shallow stump filled "snag nightmares" (lol) that I fish on a regular basis here in SC and the uni knot that is illustrated in the Power Pro booklet that comes with the line has been the most reliable for me. I am so convinced of this knots incredible reliability and strength that I even keep the booklet in my wallet just in case I have a brain fart and for some reason forget how to tie the knot.

Good Fishin, Jared

Here is the instructions and images as found on Power Pro's website.




1) Pass a 10 to 15" length of PowerPro through the eye twice and form a loop. For even greater knot strength, double the PowerPro if the eye will allow.



2) Wrapping through the loop and around the standing line, make 8 to 10 wraps.



3) Pull on the tag end. Look to see that the wraps form a neat orderly knot.



4) Tighten the knot and trim the tag end. Turnaround clinch knot.
 

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I use the palomar for all rigs except for my flippin rig I use the snell knot on the shank to kick the hook out when I set the hook and I always burn the tag end which melts a small ball on the end to avoid pull thru.
 

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When the teflon braids came out I abandoned braid for several years because of the knots slipping. The only way to prevent that was to leave a long tag end and keep an eye on it. I use a Palomar knot in most cases, but never again with braid. The knot Jared posted is a great one, and so is the "braid knot" that's been around a lot longer. It starts off like a Palomar, the line is doubled, but passed once through the hook eye instead of the loop passing over the whole hook. That gives you two line passes too. Neither one will slip even with a very short tag end.

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LakeCityYankee said:
I've tried a lot of different knots with braids in these shallow stump filled "snag nightmares" (lol) that I fish on a regular basis here in SC and the uni knot that is illustrated in the Power Pro booklet that comes with the line has been the most reliable for me. I am so convinced of this knots incredible reliability and strength that I even keep the booklet in my wallet just in case I have a brain fart and for some reason forget how to tie the knot.

Good Fishin, Jared

Here is the instructions and images as found on Power Pro's website.




1) Pass a 10 to 15" length of PowerPro through the eye twice and form a loop. For even greater knot strength, double the PowerPro if the eye will allow.



2) Wrapping through the loop and around the standing line, make 8 to 10 wraps.



3) Pull on the tag end. Look to see that the wraps form a neat orderly knot.



4) Tighten the knot and trim the tag end. Turnaround clinch knot.
Thats the knot and I also use nothing but PowerPro for braid. If you take a lighter and burn the tag end a little to put a burr on it there is no way it will pull through ;)
 

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Looks like a good knot with a lot of references. I'm new to braided but have been doing alot of reading. Just one question though, and I know i seen the answer somewhere but don't remember where, how much line do I take off of my reel to replace with braid?
 

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Most super braids are sold in 150 yard filler spools, however depending on the reels spool capacity, you may need to add back up line to fill the reel spool properly.
I remove all the mono line and buy cheaper Dacron braid line to use as reel spool filler for my bass reels.
Back up filler line needs to be put on tightly, then wrap 1 or 2 layers of masking tape around the backup core of line, leaving about 1 foot to tie on the superbraid.
I like to use 75 yards of superbraid and use Fins brand; http://www.buyfins.com/
Click on the Shock Absorbing for example and there will be a chart that defines the line diameter equal to mono; 50 lb = 14 lb mono for example. Your reel should have a line capacity for mono line listed by lb test. Most baitcasting reel you use about 1/2 the spool capacity.
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For braid to bait I use a modified San Diego Jam. It is easy, can be tied with gloves on, never slips and only takes 12 seconds to tie unless the wind in real strong.
 

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I use the "Improved Clinch Knot" with a twist...I run the main through the eye twice instead of once. It seems to work on virtually all types of line I have tried it on if tied properly and cinched down correctly...
 

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Jig Man said:
For braid to bait I use a modified San Diego Jam. It is easy, can be tied with gloves on, never slips and only takes 12 seconds to tie unless the wind in real strong.
Good knot for fluorocarbon line;
http://www.netknots.com/html/san_diego_jam_knot.html
Haven't tried this knot on braid and will check it out, thanks.
Tom
The way I tie it is to take both parts of the line between my left thumb and forefinger about 2" above the bait with about 6" of tag. I grab the tag with the right thumb and forefinger and make ONLY 5 wraps around the bait as I swing it. Then I pass the tag through the loop at the left thumb and forefinger, draw it tight and cut off the tag. It is about the only knot I tie except with fluro. I have never had it slip on any size of bait.
 

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I like to use the Double palomer and burn the end so it won't slip through, verses gluing. All power pro, all the time.
 

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Jared said:
I've tried a lot of different knots with braids in these shallow stump filled "snag nightmares" (lol) that I fish on a regular basis here in SC and the uni knot that is illustrated in the Power Pro booklet that comes with the line has been the most reliable for me. I am so convinced of this knots incredible reliability and strength that I even keep the booklet in my wallet just in case I have a brain fart and for some reason forget how to tie the knot.

Good Fishin, Jared

Here is the instructions and images as found on Power Pro's website.




1) Pass a 10 to 15" length of PowerPro through the eye twice and form a loop. For even greater knot strength, double the PowerPro if the eye will allow.



2) Wrapping through the loop and around the standing line, make 8 to 10 wraps.



3) Pull on the tag end. Look to see that the wraps form a neat orderly knot.



4) Tighten the knot and trim the tag end. Turnaround clinch knot.
Thanks Jared I have started using this knot on my braid and feel much more confident in it. :thumbup01:
 
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