Thanks for these knots, Im going to put some of these vids on my phone if that’s ok. Wow this is great information thanks for sharing this. Pull to tighten in the final step. The reason is because having the uni coils on both sides helps spread some of the tension load. I did a knot contest with it a while back and it got to the finals but lost to the uni knot. To kick things off, we’ll start with the most important of all connections for most saltwater anglers who use a lighter main line to connect to a stronger leader. 4. Difficult to learn. I’ll gladly take that part out once I see a knot that doesn’t break when put under tension before the line does. I have not yet tested the J-knot out yet… will add it to my list of knots to test. Whatever the line strength, the snell connection will hold it all. I got a little bleary eyed reading all the comments and responses. have you tested the J knot against the surgeon 3 turn knot? It was the knot I learned first as a child and still use for 90% of my mono concoctions today. And it also has tested to be stronger than the FG knot for the lighter lines that I’ve tested it on (but I haven’t personally tried it on the thicker lines that you referenced). The harder one pulls, the stronger and more uniform the squeeze. That is a term I’ve never heard before, so I want to make sure I understand the functional need of this connection before recommending anything. We used the same rules and same equipment like in test one and you can find out in the link below. This is text-based because it’s continually changing as new knots are tested… essentially a Table of Contents for the knot testing activities. There are an endless supply of fishing knots out there… the tough part is wading through the many choices to know which ones are best for which connections/lines. I tied a dozen knots of each type using 8 pound test Berkley Trilene XL line on 3 different hooks: #10 Eagle claw bait holder snell eye #4 Mustad Demon circle 1X fine wire straight eye #2 Eagle claw shiner snell eye fluoro leader is thick enough to get burrowed into by the FG Knot. The testing for each type of line was performed using: 1. I am sticking to Owner so far. Then you're going to love this interview. Ronnie shares so many secrets about catching... Want to save time, save fish, and keep yourself from getting hooked? And the FG knot to connect the fluoro to the braid. Of the many factors that determine if you land the fish of a lifetime that you hook, the one that we have 100% control over is the quality of the knots that we use. What Is The Proper Drag Tension To Use For A Fishing Reel? Luke Clausen prefers the Palomar knot for quick tying purposes and when impact strength is not as important. I never use the super glue either. I suggest one more knot to test (Double Zeppelin Bend) for line-to-line connection of similar diameters, then I’ll stop. It’s core benefit is likely in its speed of tying… very quick and easy. The real advantage to the Snell Knot is the cushioning it provides to the leader when pulling hard on a fish. After testing hundreds of fishing knots over the past couple of years, I’ve learned one very important lesson…. Give the Jacks Knot a try. Did you test this version? There are multiple versions of the “GT knot” floating around the internet. Luke: Have you ever tested the Tactical Angler Power Clips vs. the non-slip loop knot? In December of 2014, these two brothers shocked their clients, friends, and family by quitting their 6-figure jobs to start their dream focused on helping saltwater anglers: 2. Also, I learned the Crazy Alberto from Crazy Alberto himself ( I, by chance, walked into a tackle shop while he was giving a seminar and he showed everyone his knot at the end). Hard to explain. So after I’d first recommend that you use a lighter mainline relative to your leader (especially if you’re using spinning tackle), then the double uni is a great option. What lbs line and which knot to use for the fluorocarbon leader if using PowerPro braid 10lb as the mainline? We have not tried the Knot Kneedle. Have used with fairly heavy lures and definitely a lot of casting and so far so good. You have certainly heard the saying, “A chain is only as strong as its weakest link…” Well, a rod, reel, and an angler are only as strong as the knot between them and the fish. Provides a strong connection when fishing with bait and using a separate length of leader. I got back a “curly end” once, because I didn’t tie it well enough. But all the splice knot tests which I have read involve lighter braid to heavier leader which is the reverse of what we use. Excellent news!!! Thank you for the reply, I don’t plan on ever getting into the mono backing its just to save $$ on not spooling an entire reel with braid. Hey Luke, can you test the Miller knot out and see what numbers it puts up? Good for fishing bass, carp, saltwater flies and catfish. But braid requires much for friction within the knot compared to monofilament so it almost always requires a different knot than the traditional knots used on mono. Thanks. The nail knot splice for line to line (nail knot leader to main line and mainline to leader). He titles it FG knot Fast and Easy. The snell knot is the ultimate knot for flipping and pitching. Others may not hold at all due to line stiffness. I started to a figure 8 loop knot. There’s a fairly recent video floating around showing what was called the “GT knot that’s much stronger than the FG”, but the knot shown was not an actual GT knot and was undoubtedly much weaker than the FG. Great idea! If you want to check it out its on a YouTube channel called Rad Reeling Fishing. Yes, I have not yet tested the snelling of a hook… will add that soon. What lines were you using when it came apart? It’s basically the same instead of wrapping around both the lines you wrap around the line and the hook so you make the loop go to the opposite side. If getting by is the goal, then those knots can be a fit. 1) Thread six inches of line through the eye of the hook. Both knots will separate. Onother knot similar to a Hangman is a San Diego Jam. When tightening the knot, hold the turns under your fingers to ensure they snug down neatly. You can tie it perfectly wit… Good information. That’s what it was being called when I first saw it at a boat/fishing show back in the mid 1970s. I have evolved over the years from Albrights, Improved Albrights, Bristols and Improved Bristols–now I’m using a 13 wrap FG knot finished with a Rizzuto. I tested the improved clinch knot vs. the uni, and the uni was slightly stronger when the coil count was kept constant. long–the actual length varies by reel depending on how much the reel will hold on top of the braid. Just incase you wanna change, i’ll try not to notice any others if there is any. My final question is to get an understanding of the “modified albright knot”. but it’s definitely on our list for knots to test out sometime soon. It’s not well known but in my testing it’s a strong knot. A friend said he was catching with artificial shad on jig head. Have you tested the Berkley knot ( also know as the improved clinch knot, I think )? Supposedly it’s the ultimate connection. Try it! I still try and keep it from going threw the guides on every cast but now no more than I did with my old knot. For example, Chinese knotting is a decorative handicraft art that began as a form of Chinese folk art in the Tang and Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) in China, later popularized in the Ming. I was wondering if you have tested different ways to tie the FG knot to see if they are all just as strong? With a mono to mono connection, the most streamlined option that I know of is the Blood Knot. I now fish with it exclusively and have not had it fail. See more ideas about fishing knots, fishing hook knots, hook knot. If you were fishing for snook from beach,would you use a snug or loop knot on lures? Hey will you test the worlds fair knot? The San Diego Jam knot is a solid choice. Monofilament: 15 pound Trilene monofilament 2. I then splice on a 50# mono top shot about 150 yds. 1. Then consider swapping out your treble hooks for single hooks. Thanks Ron! It can be used for offshore hookups with live baits. What knot do you recommend for connecting a lighter pound test fluoro leader to a heavier pound test braid? Do you fish in areas with murky water and big tidal swings? I like to match the diameters to prevent bulges from a big knot? It is on my list of knots to check out, but I just haven’t had time to do that one yet. Every other time I’ve gotten my lure back, the line broke above the knot, the knot and loop still attached to the hook. of 18.4 lbs with those exact same lines. Looks like a helpful tool. Easy Snell Knot Tying Instructions. The hangman’s knot wraps all 3 lines as you wind it up, whereas the uni-knot wraps 2 lines. It can be made with braided, monofilament (including heavy mono) and fluorocarbon lines. Less wraps for both if using heavier lines. Hey Doug, my apologies for missing your earlier post. For a loop knot did you test the Double Dragon? Yes, it did better than the basic uni knot to a single line, but it didn’t beat the FG knot tied to a single line. how good is the hook nail knot? Strength, practicality? From looking at the T knot, it appears to be a combination of a 4 turn surgeon’s loop tied first. It’s interesting that you have more knots because most fishermen that I know think there are only 2 good knots for fishing,m One is the old 13 twist knot and the other is known by several different names, the one I know of is the Stren line knot. Con: Requires a strong cinch before cutting the tags so that it fully locks into place. Do what the “SMART ANGLERS” are doing and join the Insider Club. Plus easier to tie as well. What Is The Proper Drag Tension To Use For A Fishing Reel? I have found that its easier to tie with heavier lines and leaders. The reason I don’t use clips or any other metallic objects like that is because I do all that I can do to minimize the amount of non-essential metal and/or unnatural looking objects in my line, leader, and lure assembly so to increase the odds that the bigger/smarter fish won’t get spooked off by seeing something that doesn’t look right. It helps in adjusting the distance between the two hooks. Either way, the FG knot will definitely be stronger than it because the FG proved to be over 30% stronger than the Albright when I tested those two against one another. I would love to see you test different paternoster/dropper rigs. https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FCarp-Fishing-Knots-Wire-version%2Fdp%2FB0743C7T39&psig=AOvVaw1AUxMALMFdL4l5J_53prSS&ust=1597227584541000&source=images&cd=vfe&ved=0CAIQjRxqFwoTCKjSrtP2kusCFQAAAAAdAAAAABAD, Hi Folks. And if you’d like a shortcut, this page shows the results from my testing below to help guide you to the best knots from my many tests done so far. Run tag end through hook eye toward point of hook, form a small loop and bring tag end behind hook shank. Learn how to snell a hook. Here, marlin bigger than 250# are rare; we generally catch more stripes and sails. The snell positions the hook for a good hook set. Some knots may not be feasible to tie in the same manner or with the same number of loops with heavy line. It was created by Joe Miller, Hi have you tired the knotless knot I use it a lot and it has never failed on me. I have practiced today using multiple braid and leader sizes and seems easy to use no matter the size of line and leader. Pro: Thinnest knot I’ve ever seen while also having the highest breaking strength. I switched over to the tension method because I can tie it much quicker than the manual method. By the way, as a retired scientist I love your approach! Of course when you snell a hook you need to have both ends of the line available. The Snell Knot allows your line to be tied directly to your hook. How would you rate this knot…? I don’t know if that makes a difference. I have done various head-to-head tests with a load applied quickly vs. slowly, and the winning knot wins in both cases. I have no ties to this product, but I’m curious if you or others find it helpful when in a hurry out in a boat? You need not provide it additional support with glue. That’s actually the first method I learned about 5 years ago and it def works. Knotless knot – Better suited for hair rigs. FG and Alberto knots are only for heavier fluoro line as compared to the braid. The uni knot has greater strength than the improved clinch knot, Snell knot and blood knot. Yes, it’s easy to tie, even in the dark, which is why I use it, but it seems to me, the Hangman’s Knot is a much “prettier” knot, that does not crush. Appreciate you taking time to help me . Catch More Fish It is a very secure knot, but because it is easily tied using Been using improved locking figure eight knot for 50 years. So i thought I’d try that. Hold the two lines together while turning down the tag end. For example, the Palomar was mostly losing against the normal uni knot. This setup is becoming very common because it allows for the overall system to have optimal casting performance (due to the lighter line in the reel) while having a stronger leader line at the business end to hold up to the sharp teeth and/or rough mouths of the target species. I have not yet tested the Miller knot, but I have tested similar knots with figure 8 stops and the uni knot type of stop seems to consistently test out better so I’m confident in saying that a uni knot finish after going through the hook eye twice will result in a stronger connection. Fluorocarbon: 15 pound Berkley Professional Grade 100% fluorocarbon 3. I don’t think the Improved Clinch is particularly strong, but I believe the San Diego is. Hey guys hope everyone is having a great day. You’re right about the thinner fluoro not being suitable for the thicker braids to dig in for the FG knot to be 100% trustworthy. In a brushy area. Although the clips make lure changes quicker, the non-slip loop knot takes me only about 15 seconds do tie that the time benefit that I could get from the clips is minimal. Here is another interesting one I think would be worth testing. I would like to see tests done against this grouper knot. More test data getting added soon, so be sure to bookmark this page! I don’t see that you have a braid to braid knot? Required fields are marked *. You can only use a snell with a leader. However, when testing this in various ways I found the dropper loop failed before the modified Albright part. I don’t remember the name. In this case, the loop knot gives me enough power to handle the fish I’m targeting because I always use a lighter mainline than my leader line (so maximizing the strength of the leader to lure knot isn’t a priority… the mainline to leader connection will be the weak point). It’s tying all materials together for me. Here’s a link to the test: https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/best-fishing-knot-for-braided-line-swivel-hook-lure/. We’ll be sure to test out the trilene knot as soon as we get some open time. Where’s the love for the GT Knot for braid to mono? You can tie it with yarn as well as heavy leaders. The nail knot is known to be one of the strongest knots of them all. I just installed 30 lb braid (with .26 diameter; blue label fluoro 30 lb .21 dia) on a new Shimano Tranx 200 (6.2 gear ratio) and I’m confident the no knot connection will not slip. Here’s what you’ll receive today when you join: Save 30% And Put An End To Your Monthly Charges. I use light mono (#4-10) in the Southern California surf, but his method should work OK for heavier line if you don’t mind wasting a little at the tag end. Thanks. Thanks so much for letting me know about this knot David! The snell knot is used to tiel a line to a hook. I personally would not ever match the diameter size of a braid and a mono because their strength differences are so great. Interesting. Have you tested snelling a hook to mono or fluro? Maybe I just have not found it yet as I am exploring the insider site. Please send me a link to the video once you make it (luke@saltstrong.com). I double the braid, no knot needed, then wrap braid twelve times around leader, tag end through loop, pull tight. What are your thoughts on it improving its performance? The results of these knot strength tests might surprise you! I have tested the San Diego Jam knot and found that it was a good knot (it never slipped). Be interested to know your thoughts on my dad’s knot (he was a well known fishing journalist) – it’s called the “Jim Gibbinson knot” – if you google it you will see some images of it. I use the Non-Slip Loop Knot for tying the jig head to the fluoro (https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/non-slip-loop-knot/). Thanks. That said, it is my understanding that the Albright Special works will with dissimilar lines both in material and diameter and the Zeppelin Bend probably doesn’t. Here are the different tests we did on the Palomar Knot: https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/strongest-palomar-knot/. The “albright knot” is generally used for connecting a braid mainline to a mono/fluoro leader line (not a loop), so I can’t figure out how it’s being used in your rig. You can also use the Nail Knot to attach line to line. How about a video in knots. In other words the free end or the trace end has to pass back through the eye . Thanks for leaving the knot suggestion Ter! Click here to see the first contest I did with this important connection. Could you test the Shins knot ? (ie 4-6lb)? 1. Hey Ron, I have tried every version of the FG knot that has been sent in, and they all end up with a very strong knot… much of it just comes to personal preference. Thanks for the info and keep up the good work. knots for 80plus pound mono to lure or swivel? The snell knot was very popular back in the day when hooks did not have an eye with a hole in it that you can pass a line through. The pro of the Red Phillips knot is that it’s quicker to tie than the double uni and it has a smaller profile. The simple knot is regarded as the strongest hook to line connection due to its ability to distribute friction evenly along the system. Hey Salt strong idk if you saw my email but my theory is when you tested your braid palomar against the braid uni it won the first time because the loop was on the knot but the rest of the time you had the loop above the knot and was wondering if you could test if having the loop on the knot increases strength and may outperform your braid uni. Im using as SL mono 0.33, and its connected to main line 0.28. However, Gman called it different???? Here’s what I found about the GT Knot after doing some research and testing on it: https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/gt-knot/, Have you gotten around to testing the Red Phillips knot. Click here to see the first contest I hosted for this connection. Here are the top mono-to-mono knots that I have tested: Now that we covered the very important line-to-line connection, let’s dig in to the best fishing knots for connecting our hooks and lures to the end of the line. Thanks for making time to leave the helpful comment. There isn’t (and never will be) one fishing knot that can do everything with all line types and connection needs, so make sure to be mindful of the knot options you have for each connection need you have. Tying a Snell knot or Snelling a hook allows you to attach a tippet or leader directly to a baited hook. The Snell Knot is your go to knot for tying a hook onto the end of your line when you want to ensure that the line remains parallel to the spine of the hook. Was that attempted since it was way up there in the braided line testing? The diagram illustrates the common or traditional way of tying the powerful knot that is just the reverse of the whip finishing knot technique. Also to tie a knotless loop on the end of any weight of braid for purposes of a loop to loop connection to a fluoro leader. Thanks for adding your fishing knot tip. I tied two pieces of #6 mono together. . It seems to me like one could get by in many situations with just the easy-to-tie Palomar and surgeon’s knot/loop and not sacrifice much knot strength. And if you don’t see your favorite knot listed, just leave a comment on the bottom of this post (click here) and I’ll add it to my list of fishing knots to evaluate. Would you be able to compare this knot to some of the others like the Palomar and Trilene Knots? I’d be interested to see if it holds up to actual knots. Do you have any suggestions that could be explored? With a tool (yes, a con is having to use a tool) it’s incredibly easy and quick to tie, so I’m curious how it is I’m the strength department. While this improved Uni for braid is a significantly better knot than the normal uni since it doubles the surface area spread: https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/braid-uni-knot/. With the Snell Knot, the main source of strength is attachment to the shank of the hook, rather than the eye of the hook. I use both approaches to connect mainline braid to a much heavier braid shock leader. Pretty stoked on it. 1000 or 2500 reel and fishing mostly for trout up to 5 lbs and stripers maybe to 10 lbs? Braid: 14 pound Berkley Fireline braid The efficiency numbers below are based on the breaking point for each knot andline combination, divided by the line test that each line i… There were about 40 entrants one year with the breaking point of the knots in this experiment ranged from 15# to 23.3#, with the bulk of the breakings being between 18# and 21# for the Stern line. Start just like Rapala knot, simple overhand knot then put the tag end through the hook eye. All other versions of it (without using a doubled line of the bimini) should not be trusted as being a super-strong knot. I haven’t tested that one in particular, but I’ve tested similar knots and they all are good, but not quite as good as a normal double uni knot. What size lines do you use when you’ve spliced them together? I am a “knot freak” and have spent years of testing the breaking strength of knots both on the water and on a jig which I built for that purpose. Begin wrapping the tag end around the hook shank and the line working from the point to the eye. Thanks for the knowledge dudes. I have been using this knot for braid to flouro leader and found it to be reliable and small profile so it does not pick up grass etc. But when it does with a bigger fish, I have 300 yds. Gut hooking fish can be deadly, but with these two tips you can hook them in the lips AND catch more fish. Knots and knotting have been used and studied throughout history. He always uses a barrel swivel because it’s easier for him and he likes that it will help reduce twist in his line. He taught it with only 3 wraps up and back. As for the super glue, I have head that some people use it. Im interested in finding the strongest setup to make paternoster rigs, up until now I have just been tieing them very simply like this. I would also like to see how the different ways to tie the snell knot test. I only tie a fig 8 on a fluoro leader side because it is slightly slimmer than the uni. Faster and easier to tie than Palomar. You say the FG knot should only used if tying a braided line to a stronger mono/fluoro leader why? Here’s the latest way that I tied it now (tension method using pinky finger): https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/fg-knot/. ... they both agree on using a Snell Knot for heavy cover fishing with big tungsten weights. If using something like cut bait or a lure that just has a direct straight motion, I’d go with a snug knot since I can get more strength without sacrificing any strikes. Just looked at a video showing how to tie, and it appears to be solid knot (just may be tough with monofilament line given the sharp turns needed in first setup of the knot). Plus, the drag should ensure that the line won’t break while fighting a fish when it’s making a run. Thanks. Would love your thoughts, please comment. I have always struggled with knots and have lost my fair share of lures at the hook because of a bad knot. I’ll add it to our list of knots to test out. Pretty much all knots will create a weak point on the line given that it creates a point on the line where a max load is hitting it from more than just one direction. As I've said in the past concerning knots, with a little practice you will be able to tie this knot a lot faster than the time it takes to read how to tie it. Knot strength testing was done on a custom knot strength machine built byBerkley. Could you please evaluate the Penny Knot. Before going on the knot strength results, it is essential that we first all understand the different categories of knots in terms of their strength: A bad knot is very easy to see because it leaves behind the telltale sign of trouble… the curly tag end. First, I use 80# braid for mainline–300 yds. Tying it using my pinky has definitely made all the difference for me. If anyone can master the FG, Freh loop, the uni ( and double-uni), the surgeons,The palomar and the improved hitch, I don’t think you need anything else for inshore fishing. Improved (new) Snell knot – More reliable. Here’s what I found about the GT Knot after doing some research and testing on it: Weekly fishing reports and TRENDS revealing exactly where you should fish ever trip, Weekly “spot dissection” videos that walk you through all the best spots in your area, Exclusive fishing tips from the PROS you can’t find anywhere else. My issue is that, although I read every “knot test” I can find, those tests never test the braid-to-leader connection we use. Advantages: The Snell Knot is one of the older fishing knots and is claimed to provide a reliable connection that preserves the strength of the fishing line – particularly if the thickness of the eye is greater than the line diameter. 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