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What knot should I use for tying braid to a swivel or some other peice of termial tackle? I try to keep everything simple by really only using 3 knots, uni or uni-uni, noslip loop and a improved cinch. Will a uni knot be suffcient or will it slip?
 

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The noslip loop knot works for me. Best knot I've found. Allows the terminal tackle to have better action when fishing. Holds real good to. I use it for mono and braided.
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i use the improved cinch, then just in case it may slip i leave about a 1/4 tail then with a match just barely melt the end of the line so it makes a ball, you know the way you do nylon ropes to keep them from fraying, the little ball stops at the coils and the knot will never slip again
 

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i use the improved cinch, then just in case it may slip i leave about a 1/4 tail then with a match just barely melt the end of the line so it makes a ball, you know the way you do nylon ropes to keep them from fraying, the little ball stops at the coils and the knot will never slip again
That's what I do too and you can't beat the improved cinch, I don't think I've ever had the knot come apart (if tied correctly). If your hook is snagged, you'll break everything else before that knot will give way....from hooks bent to leaders snapped to lines breaking but I've never had it break at the knot. I'm definitely sold on the improved cinch.
 

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The palomar retains alot of line strength and is simple to tie. The uni-knot is good and so is the double clinch knot. I use the palomar as much as possible.
 

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I also use the 380 polymar knot as well. Quick, easy, and extremely efficient. Just make sure whatever knot you tie with that braid that you wet the line first to prevent slipage.
 

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I've used the uni with 7 turns ever since I started using braid and have never had any issues. It's also my favorite knot and I use it so much I can tie it with my eyes closed so that helps. It sounds like they all work but what's important to me is to use a knot you're familiar with to keep your confidence level up. I also double my braid with a spider and go with a uni to uni on the flouro leaders when fishing lures, again no issues yet.
 

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Palomar knot is the easiest to tie(my opinion). Just make sure you loop through the eye twice if you're using braid so it doesn't slip. I haven't had one fail yet on the catties...
 

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OK lets carry this one step further. What knot would you use to tie the braided line to flurocarbon leader without any swivel. I have used the Albright Knot but loss a nice rockfish and it looked like the flurocarbon pulled through the braid knot. Any suggestion as to a better knot to use that results in a small knot that will pass through the guides when being cast.

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ever seen one of the tools below from bass pro ? i carry one on my keychain every where i go . if i dont do the improved clinch as stated above i use this tool to tie every other knot i tie. this in the best by far for LINE TO LINE knots i have ever found. if you saw the videos from last weekend we were using 50 pound stren super braid tied to a 100 pound mono leader. 14 catfish fish all over 30 pounds and never lost a single catfish fish.

I love this little tool !!

Tie-Fast Knot Tyer
 

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OK Jamie: The next time I go to Bass Pro I'll see if I can pick up one of those "Fast Tie" tools. Thanks for the tip.

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Hi Fellow TF'r,

I was going through the same problem. The Polamar Knot does work.
I promise this will not slip.

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Power Pro, recommends 2 knots for tying terminal tackle, the Palomar, and the Uni knot.
Power Pro rates the Uni knot as a stronger knot, than the Palomar knot when tying terminal tackle.
The Palomar knot is easier to tie for most people.
I have never had a Uni knot come loose when using Power pro.
 

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I tie an improved clinch knot but double the braid first.I just double about 8-10 inches-then tie normal.Never had it slip.I take 6-7 turns.

I like a surgueons knot to join leader to braid or a back to back Uni-knot.Avoid the blood knot-the braid seems to cut itself with this one.Fine for mono to mono though. Skip
 
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