Knots for jigging

Few Questions for yas.

What knot does every one use to tie there jig to main line?

And what do you tie it to? I was tieing strait onto the solid ring with a loop knot but it managed to cut through the 60lb leader a couple times losing good fish and brand new jigs.

Some one told me to put a swivel onto the split ring and tie onto that with the old blood knot.

Does any one have some pics of there set up jigs they could chuck up. I have been trying to look at it on all the post with jigs still hanging out of the fish's mouths but cant see them properly.

 

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jig - split ring - swivel -

Mon, 2012-09-24 04:25

jig - split ring - swivel - uni knot

assist to solid ring to the above split ring

              

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^ as above except i use the

Mon, 2012-09-24 05:22

^ as above except i use the palomar knot

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righto that makes sence  i

Mon, 2012-09-24 06:41

righto that makes sence  i will stick with that.

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Uni knot for sure - easy to

Mon, 2012-09-24 07:50

Uni knot for sure - easy to tie. 5 turns in light line and 3-4 in heavy.

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The palomar usxs IMO

Mon, 2012-09-24 08:47

It has been my "slack" knot because it is easy to tie. I only have used it in braid to terminals like swivels, but I am certain it gives up. Uni in braid slips but it is a great knot in Mono. Stick with that.

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 Uni in braid slips?? Must be

Mon, 2012-09-24 16:26

 Uni in braid slips?? Must be doing something wrong then mate. 

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Yes

Wed, 2012-09-26 08:05

I find that even a 10turn Uni in braid slips or breaks IMO. Sharks up here just love to knab your bait and then I find the braid gives rather than a bite off if tying a Uni.

I am not a sports fisher in the sense of trying to beat PBs etc, so fish fairly lazy. Change terminal tackle often and thus use quality clip swivels (never cheap shit). So braid to terminal swivel is an issue for me.

Might have to re-resort to spending more time and back to the bimini which I can tie easily in the dark, but it takes more time, and, well I am lazy, or to keen to get back at them.

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Agree on the uni in braid, I

Wed, 2012-09-26 11:59

Agree on the uni in braid, I think it should never be used.

However - if you absolutely MUST - then the way to do it is to tie a loop in the braid first. Quick and nasty is just take a double of the braid and do an overhand knot.

Then you use the loop to tie your uni (so you are tying with 2 thicknesses of braid). It wont slip, but it is a dog of a knot for braid!

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Jig - Split ring - swivel -

Mon, 2012-09-24 11:03

Jig - Split ring - swivel - AG Chain knot

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Note: I only use the Palomar

Mon, 2012-09-24 21:35

Note: I only use the Palomar to connect leader to swivel, i dont use it for braid and wouldnt. Only knot i use to connect braid to leader is the PR knot and i never connect braid directly to any terminal tackle.

I've had the stella 20 at close to full drag on a 50kg GT and a 5 turn Palomar did the job perfectly, no slips or malfunctions

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any particular brand of

Tue, 2012-09-25 18:47

any particular brand of swivel?  I have bought decoy splits and solids and wasn't going to worry about swivels, but reading this has made me change my mind.  the tackkle shop assistant suggested swivels, but i sort of dismissed that.  decoy don't seem to do swivels.  i see campbells do torpedo barrell swivels.  anyone use these?  Opinions please.

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never had any problems with

Wed, 2012-09-26 06:12

never had any problems with shogun crane swivels.

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Randall i bought my swivels

Wed, 2012-09-26 05:37

Randall i bought my swivels from Motackle, if your fishing heavy gear you want a ball bearing swivel. I cant remember what brand i went with might have been tsunami or hawk. Otherwise i stick to owner for hooks, split/solid rings if i can.

Cant comment on the torpedo barrel swivels havent used them

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Cheers, will look for some

Wed, 2012-09-26 06:14

Cheers, will look for some ball bearing swivels

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Wed, 2012-09-26 06:43

tsunami? Is anything of theirs any good???

Don't bother with BB swivels, just buy a decent brand. I like the NT branded ones, they're cheap and work fine.

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Very handy

Wed, 2012-09-26 07:37

http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/animated-knots-by-grog/id376302649?mt=8

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NT Swivels or Sasame are both

Wed, 2012-09-26 12:00

NT Swivels or Sasame are both great options and cheapish too.

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It was only because i couldnt

Wed, 2012-09-26 18:36

It was only because i couldnt find anything else at the time i went witht the tsunami but i'm glad i did, gave them one hell of a workout and never had a failure.

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I stopped buying shogun

Wed, 2012-09-26 23:57

I stopped buying shogun swivels after I tried out some AFW stainless swivels. They're stronger and spin better. Regarding leader to swivel knots; Palomar for me at the moment.... based on my own tests.

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got some AFW swivels today.. 

Thu, 2012-09-27 17:40

got some AFW swivels today..  Steve (?) at ABB says no need for ball bearings with these, so a bit cheaper for more!

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The AFW swivels are much

Thu, 2012-09-27 19:40

The AFW swivels are much higher quality than shoguns. The other thing that I like about AFW swivels is that the loops are made of a thicker gauge than comparable sized shogun swivels. It appears that this helps improve knot strength.

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