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Old 07-17-2013, 11:44 AM
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I have been a mono guy for all my life. But I have tried a braid a few times and every time I have the same issue.
The knots I tie seem to break or come loose.
I have tried to use Palomar knot but even that seems to slip.

Any advice or direction would be great.

I dont by cheap stuff so it isnt the brand of the braid as I have tried several.

If you know the name of the knot I can look up the directions on how to tie them.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:48 AM
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Uni to Uni knot.
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:50 AM
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Knot wars app. I tie the palomar. It works for braid or mono. Never had an issue with it slipping. Maybe try an overhand knot afterwards?
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:55 AM
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Palomar is all I use for line to lure

Braid to mono/ fluro I use uni to uni
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:56 AM
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Knot wars app. I tie the palomar. It works for braid or mono. Never had an issue with it slipping. Maybe try an overhand knot afterwards?
That's a great little app. I dl'd it a few months ago.
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:01 PM
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I have the knot war app.

Usually I have tied the braid to a swivel then a leader to that. I am sure that is a big no no.
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:27 PM
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X2 on palomar knot. I put a overhand on it for insurance on slip but I have never any issues.
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:29 PM
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Use hooks that have a welded eyelet braid is small enough to slip through the crack on gamakatsu hook or super glue holds it well
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:32 PM
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Uni to Uni knot.
Leader to lure...use the uni knot. Leader to main line...use the double uni. Make sure to make 7-10 wraps with braid as opposed to 5 or 6 wraps with mono and fluorocarbon.
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Just watched a video on YouTube on how to make a double Uni knot...Very simple and way more effective than the garbled up crap I've always gotten by with! LOL
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:48 PM
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I like the Albright for line to leader
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:56 PM
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For leader knot I have been using uni to uni....someone on here mentioned the alberto knot. To me it is easier and quicker to tie. It beat the uni to uni in the knot wars. Knot for the lure I use a mirrolure loop knot,gives the bait more action. Practice makes perfect

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braid to mono use the crazy alberto. mono to lure palomar
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Old 07-17-2013, 08:05 PM
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Alberto for braid to mono or fluoro leader. Its the smallest knot possible. Works for me with micro guides
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Old 07-17-2013, 09:11 PM
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Palomar is all I use for line to lure

Braid to mono/ fluro I use uni to uni

What he said. Been using Power Pro for three years and use these nots. Never had an issue.
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Uni knots and loop knots.. . On braid, flouro and mono. Line to leader I use uni to uni.

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Old 07-17-2013, 09:16 PM
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I have learned to use shorter leaders especially on spinning equipment due to the uni to uni damaging the guides when psssing through the rod.

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Old 07-17-2013, 11:14 PM
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Clampy turned me onto the Palomar, have yet to have any issues since. Gonna try the uni to unit on braid to flouro next...Loop to loop is great on the fly rod but have not tried it yet on spinning
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Old 07-18-2013, 06:13 AM
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Love the palomar. Quick and about as strong as they come. I really like the loop knot on my topwaters and occasional jig. Especially sac a lait jigs gives it a good side to side wobble on the way down. UNI knot for braid to floro. I only wrap my UNI knots 4 times. It seems to work really good and doesn't make to big of a knot.


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Old 07-22-2013, 04:36 PM
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I never tie my braid directly to the jig heads. Always braid to fluro and fluro to jigs. I find the Albright knot to be smaller and better than the uni to uni when tying braid to fluro (or mono). For tying the fluro to the jig head, I use the palomar knot. Not bragging by any stretch, but I have yet to have an albright or a palomar fail on me.

I use 30 lb. Power Pro Super Slick braid and Seagar 20 lb. fluro.
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