Knots for terminal tackle?

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  • Knots for terminal tackle?

    I was sitting in front of the tv the other night with the wife and tying up some snapper leaders, and I decided for some reason to snell some. I’ve only used a snell knot a hand full of times in my life, so I had to look up how to tie it. So, I made up half a dozen leaders with about 24 inches of 60# flouro and snelled on my 6/0 circle hooks. Up to about 80# mono, I normally only use a improved clinch or palomar, but the snell seems like it might help with hook ups. Anyway this got me wondering what knots others used for 50-80# mono of fluorocarbon?

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    Snell, Uni and loop knots are the only ones I use for circles in that size fluro and mono crimps from 80 up although we snell our big marlin pitchbaits in 150 to 200 fluro

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    • #3
      At the hook for snapper we use the palomar because there’s soooo many they’ll chase a bait up to the boat.
      Scamp, grouper we usually snell or uni, mostly uni

      I’m pretty much a Palomar, Uni, Albright w/ a little modification guy.
      Don't think I’ve fished enough in last year to even remember those!!
      Lots of guys use Clinch Knot at hook and rigging, personally I’m not a fan. I think the improved clinch knot must be better.

      We had a guy last year lose a good one because of poor clinch knot.
      About two minutes later we caught the same fish with a brand new shiny hook in his mouth.
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      • #4
        This is a good video on the advantages and disadvantages of the snell and how to tie it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYIJ6knA13A

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Tiretyme View Post
          Lots of guys use Clinch Knot at hook and rigging, personally I’m not a fan. I think the improved clinch knot must be better.

          We had a guy last year lose a good one because of poor clinch knot.
          About two minutes later we caught the same fish with a brand new shiny hook in his mouth.
          My previous mate used to use the clinch knot and I used to cut it off everytime I saw one and leave the hook hanging on a harness lug. it took him about 3 months before he realised what was happening and changed knots
          Last edited by MikeO; 07-14-2019, 11:31 AM.

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