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Old 02-21-2006, 10:16 PM
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Default Which knot do you use for your fishfinder rigs?

I use a palomar for connecting the mainline to the barrel swivel, but what knot would you recommend for attaching the "snell" of the hook to the other ring in the barrel swivel? I should mention I use PowerPro on both sides of the swivel.
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Old 02-22-2006, 01:46 AM
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I should mention I use PowerPro on both sides of the swivel.
Huh ? PP as leader ?

Attach the leader to the swivel first with a palomar then a palomar to the main line.
All my rigs are pretied on swivels, 80# Spro swivels for 30# leader and under leader and 130# Spo swivels for 40# and over leader. Each pretied leader is in a small ziplock bag and a few bags go into a page in a leader wallet.

I carry a small ziplock to put the used hooks and swivels in when a leader is spent. Bring em home and recycle em into new rigs.
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Old 02-22-2006, 09:22 PM
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I should mention I use PowerPro on both sides of the swivel.
Huh ? PP as leader ?

Yeah, I know it seems funny to use the PP on both sides, but I fish solely from shore and it's rocky and mono just doesn't hold up to it. How do you tie a palomar knot with the mainline and swivel if the swivel is already tied to the leader? Do you just pull the leader's tag end through? I had pre-tied some circle hooks on leaders then tried to tie the swivel to the mainline, but it seemed like it wouldn't work. As an aside, don't you find the Sampro swivels are too darn expensive? I ordered some ball bearing double solid ringed swivels from Cabelas and they were a much better deal.
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Old 02-22-2006, 10:35 PM
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Just pull the whole rig through the loop.

Sampos? Not me, waaay to expensive - I use the super tiny Spro swivels.
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Old 02-23-2006, 01:57 PM
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Why not power pro to the spros then 60lbs seagar flourocarbon?
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Old 02-23-2006, 06:43 PM
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Sampos? Not me, waaay to expensive - I use the super tiny Spro swivels.
Oops, sorry. You said Spros, not Sampros. Spros are expensive around here also. At the Gander Mt. they are like $4 for 5 of them!
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Old 02-24-2006, 01:55 PM
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I use reg.mono / improved clinch knot
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Old 02-24-2006, 02:03 PM
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I use reg.mono / improved clinch knot

Yeah, I use the improved clinch everytime I'm fishing for cats with mono as well- usually the ones I catch aren't big enough to worry about a little "rough spot" on the line.
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Old 02-24-2006, 03:22 PM
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Sampos? Not me, waaay to expensive - I use the super tiny Spro swivels.
Spros are expensive around here also. At the Gander Mt. they are like $4 for 5 of them!
Buy 20 of them and keep recycling them over and over. You usually lose the hook but rarely the swivel. I always keep an empty slot in my leader wallet to put the cut off hooks and swivels in when a leader starts to get beat up.
The Spro's don't corrode or weaken and last just about forever. I even use them in my plugs.
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Sampos? Not me, waaay to expensive - I use the super tiny Spro swivels.
Spros are expensive around here also. At the Gander Mt. they are like $4 for 5 of them!
Buy 20 of them and keep recycling them over and over. You usually lose the hook but rarely the swivel. I always keep an empty slot in my leader wallet to put the cut off hooks and swivels in when a leader starts to get beat up.
The Spro's don't corrode or weaken and last just about forever. I even use them in my plugs.
Yeah, they DO look like high quality... so do the ones from Cabelas. They feel very solid, have a very good finish and the bearing feels very good as well. Even the welds on the rings ( they're solid rings) seem very uniform.
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Old 02-24-2006, 09:11 PM
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I use mustad barrel snap swivels. Mabye I should start using the Spro's I work at a B & T so they're not so expensive :)

Also this season Im gonna try and stop using the snap swivels, as much of a convenience they are! The mustad especially look very flimsy and easily bendable, Id rather not chance it when (when... Im optimistic) I sink a 50 #'er!

All last season though, I use a 3 foot leader (30-40 #) with a 6/0 straight hook (presnelled, I wish they came in circle, but at 2 bucks for 6 hooks, nearly disposable! hand made, not china factory crap, we get them from a New Jersey tackle guy) A plastic fish finder of course, 2 1/2-3 ounce pyramid, and an improved clinch to my main line.
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I use mustad barrel snap swivels. Mabye I should start using the Spro's I work at a B & T so they're not so expensive :)

Also this season Im gonna try and stop using the snap swivels, as much of a convenience they are! The mustad especially look very flimsy and easily bendable, Id rather not chance it when (when... Im optimistic) I sink a 50 #'er!

All last season though, I use a 3 foot leader (30-40 #) with a 6/0 straight hook (presnelled, I wish they came in circle, but at 2 bucks for 6 hooks, nearly disposable! hand made, not china factory crap, we get them from a New Jersey tackle guy) A plastic fish finder of course, 2 1/2-3 ounce pyramid, and an improved clinch to my main line.
I know that Cabelas sells presnelled Eagle Claw circle hooks if you're interested. (Man, I sound like a friggin' advertisement for them!) Dick's Sporting Goods had them last year as well. I picked up several packs. Now, I pretty much buy Gamagatsu red light wire in line circles and tie them myself. It's how I started fishing for stripers and prefer it because I'd rather tie my own knots and feel comfortable than use a snell and loosea monster to someone elses' mistake.
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We sell Eagle Claw too, circle straight octupus, all of it. I just like using them because its local, made with Cajun Line (USA) which I like (Ill buy American products as long as I can), and I havent seen an Eagle Claw with a 3 foot leader yet. The hooks I use are specifically intended for stripers. I always look over my gear, and have never come across a snell or loop that is not stronger then the line itself, its very nice stuff.

If I ever really want a circle hook, I use gomakatsu bait holder hooks, or for the cheaper situations (gomakatsu's are very nice and also a tad expensive) I use Bear Claw pre-snelled, never use the bear-claws for stripers though unless its chunking for schoolies, I find their snells a little wimpy. The gomakatsu's are the prime for all kinds of striper though, especially the live bait ones in my opinion.

Besides, at cabela's with the shipping and retail price and what not, its much more expensive then I can get it at the B & T I work at.
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I pretty much use 3 knots when Im fishing. Its all I really knew for years. The uni is the old fishermens knot that will work for many many things. The palomar is obviously the easiest and the best for braided lines. Both of these you can tie in the dark.
The palomar is also what I used for tying lures to the line with. Braid and mono. (Harder in the dark :) ) The rapala knot is a much better one to use when tying on lures though.
The only other one I knew was the snell. The rest were modified or shock leader type knots. Like double unis.
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