View Full Version : Need help to tie new knots!

10-27-2005, 07:07 PM
I really need hlep to tie new knots becise I have lost a lot of lures by tying a uni-knot. I have lost two MirroLure and two pencil popper within this month and last month. And all of those fish are big also. I went fishing today at Whiskey Slough near the first pipe at the corner, was losing hope on my lure when I decide just to cast to the right just parallel to the weeds and then a big striper. Probably a 8 pounder strike my lure, the drag starts to scream and then the line went loose. I chech the end of the line and for sure it was the knot. Can you give me some advice on what kind of knot that you use and hardly ever loose fish please.

Please Help


10-27-2005, 07:21 PM
i use a rapala and it works good

10-27-2005, 07:26 PM
try fishing knots @marinenews.com or coastside fishing club

10-27-2005, 07:35 PM
Are you using a snap to hang those crank baits on? If so, a couple of good knots to tie the snap on the end of your line are the Palomar knot or the Trilene knot. Both of these knots work well with monofilament. The Palomar is a better knot for braided line or Co-filament lines.. Larry

10-27-2005, 07:39 PM
I don't think the uni knot is your problem. Your tying of it may be. The uni knot maintains over 90% of the line strength.

If you want a few other suggestions you may want to try the trilene knot, the palomar, or the improved clinch. I pretty much stick to the uni (although I start it by doubling the line through the eye) for tying lures and the palomar for terminal tackle. Occasionally I use a snell when bait fishing.

Here's a few sites to show you a couple of other options.


10-28-2005, 07:45 AM
thanks for the link great for knots

10-28-2005, 09:15 AM
I always put this site up for the knotless ones.... ;)


I haven't tried this but there isn't any reason you couldn't download these onto a PDA ;)

10-28-2005, 09:42 AM
Bassassin has already posted it...best tying site in the ENTIRE UNIVERSE!!!
nuthin ya wont find here 8)

10-28-2005, 09:43 AM
Sorry the above is not posted right but you get the idea

10-28-2005, 10:56 AM
That marine site is pretty cool. I have used the snell a few times because its so fast, but I have a hard time trusting it. If your line has alot of memory, those coils on the shank can come loose if not wrapped in the direction of your line coil! Here is a cool knot for tying braid to mono, it's a modified albright, called an alberto ;D. http://www.stripersonline.com/Pages/Articles/article_arby_albertos_knot.shtml

10-28-2005, 11:41 AM
i am glad i found out about the ffish sniffer. i am glad you guys know about these links. it is nice to know in this day and age their are nice guys. i remember the saying--its nice to be important but more important to be nice. to bad everybody cant remember that.

10-31-2005, 01:22 PM
Depending on your age and quality of eyes, I don't think you can beat the palomar for large plugs and lures. It's very forgiving to the tying impaired and a strong knot.

10-31-2005, 02:26 PM
just wet all knots with a little saliva before sinching them down.this helps keep the knot from fraying the line as it is sinched down.

11-02-2005, 11:34 AM
I have never found a knot that works better than the palomar. I tie it under ALL conditions. As far as I know it retains all the strength of the original line and I have NEVER had a knot fail. Also, a good line in the first place is important. I use Maxima ultragreen, its a little pricey but I've never broken off a fish with the exception of 20 pound salmon on 6lb line in the river but that is to be expected.


11-02-2005, 10:32 PM
Through all my years of fishing I finally came down to the Palomar and the Uni Knot. The only reason yor are popp'n lures is : #1 Your line is in poor condition or quality. #2 the eye of your hook has a sharp edge etc. #3 Your method of making knots is incorrect. (Spit on it? )
There is nothing wrong with this knot !!