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Old 06-06-2007, 10:18 PM
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Thanks Fellas. I will most likely be tying on this season. I have had several losses due to bad terminal tackel during the opening fresh\water season.
I will also
try the duolock though.

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I usually tie directly to the plug,old habits die hard
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Old 06-08-2007, 11:14 PM
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I have to disagree with the post about the Homer Rhodes knot. It's easy to tie, but you're sacrificing 30-50% of the line strength, which to me is unacceptable. For direct tying, my favorite knot is a Rapala knot. The loop allows your lure to swim more naturally. It retains most of the original strength of the line, and it's really not hard to tie once you've practiced it. For tying swivels, and just about anything else on heavy, slippery line (i.e. fluoro), I don't think you can beat a Palomar knot. Again, you get excellent strength retention, and the knot is so easy to tie, you can literally do it in the dark, by feel.

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I completely agree with that post
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Here's a recent thread discussing snaps

https://www.stripers247.com/phpBB2/showthread.php?t=8981
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Plugging works best at night. If you are going to use a swivel I suggest you put a plastic bead on first so you don"t jam the swivel into the eye.Personally for plugs I like to tie for the leader to my power pro with an albright knot with locks, this can wind thru the eye. I also use a loop knot for the plug. Power pro web site has good knot instructions.If your throwing metal you have to use a swivel. Good luck.
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Old 06-09-2007, 01:51 PM
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Here's a recent thread discussing snaps

https://www.stripers247.com/phpBB2/showthread.php?t=8981

Very interesting. Those duolock snaps look like they'd allow the lure to swim just like a good loop knot would, and would still give you the easy interchangeability. Hmmm...

One thing I'd like to add about using a Palomar knot on a swivel: be sure to tie the leader(s) on first!

Best knot site on the web, IMHO: http://www.animatedknots.com/index.php
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Old 06-09-2007, 04:23 PM
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Default Re: How do you attach your plugs?

I use the swivel as well, from line to fluoro leader. But I don't use a snap, I like the loop knot.
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I have to disagree with the post about the Homer Rhodes knot. It's easy to tie, but you're sacrificing 30-50% of the line strength, which to me is unacceptable. For direct tying, my favorite knot is a Rapala knot. The loop allows your lure to swim more naturally. It retains most of the original strength of the line, and it's really not hard to tie once you've practiced it. For tying swivels, and just about anything else on heavy, slippery line (i.e. fluoro), I don't think you can beat a Palomar knot. Again, you get excellent strength retention, and the knot is so easy to tie, you can literally do it in the dark, by feel.
Not trying to debate you, but-
With 17# main line,
50# leader, if knot was only good for 50%, it would still be 25#. When I use a leader it's for the abrasion resistance it offers to rocks, scales, gill covers etc. (not line/knot strength). The weak link will always be knot strength of the 17# line, not the leader even if I go 1,000# leader material). When fish are finicky, I've been know to tie the main directly to the lure. When I do, It would be a Rapala style though.
I've used it for a long, long time. It has never been an issue.
Always several ways to skin a cat,,, that is just a way I like.
To me, I prefer loops with less bulk. With 50+# lines they get bulky & cumbersome. To each their own though.
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Old 06-10-2007, 02:31 PM
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Makes sense. I don't use leaders that heavy, so that didn't occur to me, but if it's working for you, great! I'd still use a Palomar knot to attach the swivel to the main line, but I guess that's not really what this thread's about in the first place.
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I have seen the animated knots before. Great resource if you are like me and forget the different knots from time to time.
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