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for your braid and fluro? I was having issues all year with each of them eating through themselves at times and losing fish during tournaments. I use mostly Power Pro and Seaguar but am open to other brands as my confidence waivers back and forth. I am using palomar knots for both
 

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Thats the knot I use most of the time and I really cant say I have any issues with it, but I have gotten into the habit of retying fairly often. I have been using Power Pro for my braid, dont really use floro, except for some Halo. I use mostly copolymer. I have tried the new Suffix 832 braid this year, ill see how the knots hold up on it soon.
 

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I tie a Palomar for Mono/copoly and for braid, for fluorocarbon I tie a modified hangman's noose. I use 6 wraps and lube the knot very thoroughly. I tighten it slowly and make sure to not add to much heat to the line. Fluorocarbon is dang temperamental when it comes to friction.

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Jig Man said:
I only use two knots: he 16/20 or Pitzenfor attaching terminals and the Alberto'sfor line to line. I can tie two 16/20 and make a cast before I can tie a palomar.

http://www.orlandooutfitters.com/knots/knot.asp?id=12

http://www.stripersonline.com/Pages/Articles/article_arby_albertos_knot.shtml
Jig Man do you have any problems with the 16/20 with braid, I have thought about using this knot since its so quick and easy to tie. I think I saw jimmy houston tieing this knot a lot of times.
 

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Trilene knot is all I have used.
 

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mlsims said:
Jig Man said:
I only use two knots: he 16/20 or Pitzenfor attaching terminals and the Alberto'sfor line to line. I can tie two 16/20 and make a cast before I can tie a palomar.

http://www.orlandooutfitters.com/knots/knot.asp?id=12

http://www.stripersonline.com/Pages/Articles/article_arby_albertos_knot.shtml
Jig Man do you have any problems with the 16/20 with braid, I have thought about using this knot since its so quick and easy to tie. I think I saw jimmy houston tieing this knot a lot of times.
No I haven't and I use more braid than anything else. It even holds on the 1/2# test braid that I use for vertical jigging for winter walleye and crappie. Beyond fast and easy, I don't even have to remove my gloves to tie that knot. I started tying this knot over 30 years ago when it didn't even have a name. :D
 

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Have tried a lot of knots for Power Pro braid and come back to the Palomar time and time again. As for fluoro have had good luck with a Uni knot and also a Trilene knot.
 
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