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Nov 5, 2019 13:21:53   #
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- What knot do you use for braid to hook(in what applications or do you use one knot all the time)?

- What knot for braid to mono/Fluoro? Mono to mono?

- Do you just use one knot for everything or is it different for different lures?

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by tarheellogan

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Nov 5, 2019 13:21:57   #
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Fish N Fool knot for all terminal connections with all line types. Double Uni for line to line connections.

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by PintRT

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Nov 5, 2019 13:22:00   #
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That’s exactly what I use now. I’ve recently had the line cut itself on the eyelets of a 5/0 EWG worm hook though. I was looking for a new knot to use for everything or maybe just for Texas rig

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by tarheellogan

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Nov 5, 2019 13:22:04   #
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Braid to leader or mono backing to braid gets an FG knot. Leader material not much bigger than 20# or braid to hook/lure gets a palomar knot. I have a lot of confidence in both knots.

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by gotmynose

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Nov 5, 2019 13:22:27   #
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Fish N Fool for almost everything. Nail knot for fly line to leader. Sometimes I use a Palomar with braid.

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by need-a-username_

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Nov 5, 2019 13:22:34   #
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WTH is “Fish N Fool”?

I try to keep it really minimal. I use either a Uni or a Palomar for most hooks & lures, Double Uni for line to line, and dropper loop for, well, loops.

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by youtubefishingfamily

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Nov 5, 2019 13:22:39   #
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I didn’t know it had a name either. But it’s the basic knot I think everyone learned as a kid. It’s actually what I use now on all terminal. I use double uni for line to line as well though.

Why do you use polomar?

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by tarheellogan

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Nov 5, 2019 13:22:44   #
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Oh weird I just looked up Fish N Fool, had never heard of it. It’s really similar to Uni.

I use a Palomar on treble hook baits often, and I tend to use it when I’m fishing fluoro leaders because I like the extra give it has vs a Uni.

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by youtubefishingfamily

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Nov 5, 2019 13:22:49   #
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I recommend the palomar (or however you spell it) because it doesn't slip on braid, and it is the fastest knot I know how to tie. The biggest reason is the no-slip on braid though. The "Fish N Fool" seemed to come loose like 50% of the time on my braid so I switched to palomar and haven't lost a hook to a bad knot s ince.

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by GreenJ4President

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Nov 5, 2019 13:23:05   #
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Fish N Fool is just a Uni with the line passed through the hook eye twice instead of once.

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by PintRT

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Nov 5, 2019 13:23:09   #
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Thanks! Yeah I just watched a short video, interesting knot.

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by youtubefishingfamily

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Nov 5, 2019 13:23:16   #
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It’s basically a Uni knot, but you run the tip of the line through the eye twice instead of just once.

https://www.netknots.com/fishing_knots/fish-n-fool-knot

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by need-a-username_

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Nov 5, 2019 13:23:29   #
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Thanks!!

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by youtubefishingfamily

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Nov 5, 2019 13:23:33   #
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Sure thing. I just found out about it this year, and it’s been great for me so far.

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by need-a-username_

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Nov 5, 2019 13:23:36   #
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It’s interesting that they say Uni will slip on braid. I’ve never had that happen but I can see why it might. Maybe I’ll start doubling my line through the eye just to be safe :)

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by youtubefishingfamily

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