best braid swivel knot

hey all,

 

whats the best braid knot to a swivel or hook be for heavy braid?

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There may not be one better

Fri, 2011-11-18 10:44

There may not be one better than using a leader, but the best knot is probably the palomar, or triple palomar.

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Double in the braid and then

Fri, 2011-11-18 14:04

Double in the braid and then pass the double through the swivel and loop over the end of the swivel.  If you want to go more fancy try a cats paw with the double.  Is yet to let go for me. 

I never tie braid to the hook, might want to be careful as if the eye of the hook isn't closed (ie small gap) the braid may slip out/off.

If I don't have a double in the braid - I tie an overhand (granny) knot however dont pull it tight.  Then pass the braid through the swivel and back up and through the 0 (hole) in the granny.  Pull the granny tight and slide the knot down to the swivel.  Then do at least 10-15 half hitches in alternating directions (pass one over and through and next one under and through then over and through etc) up the line - more the better. again has never failed me.

PS When doing the hitches pull each one tight as you go.

 

Someone else may have other or better suggestions

 

Cheers

Paul

 

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15 turn locked trilene, have

Fri, 2011-11-18 10:51

15 turn locked trilene, have never had it slip and comes up nice and tight

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is that the same as a normal

Fri, 2011-11-18 11:21

is that the same as a normal trilene but just wrapped around 15 times?

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awesome some of thoes look

Fri, 2011-11-18 11:21

awesome some of thoes look good ill have to give them a shot tonight :) thanks heaps!!

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I always tie my braid to a

Fri, 2011-11-18 15:44

I always tie my braid to a swivel on my premade rigs...whether beach, rock or bottom bashing rigs....I just double the braid and use a locking blood knot...works a treat

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Locking blood knots are ok

Fri, 2011-11-18 16:16

Locking blood knots are ok for light stuff like herring and such - but i find they slip way too easily. even doubled. Lost some decent fish (big bream and tailor) from slipping knots. Now, I go with a bimini to swivel, or even bimini - GT - Leader - Double Uni.

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Thats no good Leemo, I havent

Fri, 2011-11-18 20:16

Thats no good Leemo, I havent had a drama yet...touchwood....and I caught over 20 fish over the last month including 2 big queenies and a 10kg blue groper on the same knot!!....But it is 50 lb braid im tying.

 

I might try a doubled uni next time.....I need a quick and easy knot to tie in braid to swivel/rig after busting off on a snag etc......won't be tying any biminis in a 12ft tinny when the fish are biting!!