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    What knot do you use to tie 80lb. mono to either a jig, hook, or a swivel?

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    I use an improved clinch knot to tie up all my 80lb and 100lb mono. I'll straighten out a hook before I break a knot. I've used other more fancy knots, but I'd always get more friction with them.

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    http://videofishingknots.com/
    Here's an informative site. Doesn't answer your question but provides a lot of options.
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    I use this but with 8 wraps. Del

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    Quote Originally Posted by fnsakdel View Post
    I use this but with 8 wraps. Del

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    I use the same basic knot but I run the line through the eye of the swivel initially twice. That's the way I was taught to do it about 45 years ago and it's always worked great for me. I think it's called a "Trilene Knot" and the reason I learned it is I used Trilene line when I first started fishing. Here's a really good knot site: http://www.netknots.com/html/fishing_knots.html
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    I use the trilene knot for just about everything. Works great on spectra too.

    I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBoater View Post
    I use the trilene knot for just about everything. Works great on spectra too.

    Yup, that's essentially what I do, but then I even go so far as to run the tag through the loops by the twist.
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    I started tying the polomar knot and i love it! super easy to tie and it has nevery failed me yet

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    I guess that the reason I asked the question is that I have been using the polomar knots on 30lb. and several times it HAS failed. And I thought it might not tighten well with 80lb. Have you used the polomar knot with 80lb?

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    To tighten your knots, use the universal lubricant...a little spit! Slips down tight and easy, and you don't have to pull so hard you risk pulling a hook into your hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBoater View Post
    I use the trilene knot for just about everything. Works great on spectra too.

    This with anything over 20# mono...offshore swivel knot for braids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by idakfisher View Post
    I guess that the reason I asked the question is that I have been using the polomar knots on 30lb. and several times it HAS failed. And I thought it might not tighten well with 80lb. Have you used the polomar knot with 80lb?
    Are you left handed?? I am and when i tried to tie the polomar it always seems to cut itself, i never have taken the time to figue out how to tie it left handed.

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    I have used the Polomar up to 130lb mono and it worked great!

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    I use polomar on braid. The polomar is too "bulky" with 80lb and up mono. I've tried it, and greatly prefer the simple improved clinch for being streamlined and for it's ease to tighten down without building up heat and damaging the line. Most knots fail because friction during the tightening of the knot, not because of slipping.

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    The Uni Knot also works pretty well with heavy mono but I prefer crimps with 100lbs +

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    I use a palomar on a corkscrew swivel. I spit on the knot to lubricate it, and pull hard on the tag end with a pair of pliers to really sinch it down. I haven't had a knot failure.

    I make wind on leaders with the mono and use a bimini twist on the braid.

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    I tie a Palomar almost exclusively......but I very rarely use anything above 30lb. Works great....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muttley Crew Fishing View Post
    I use the same basic knot but I run the line through the eye of the swivel initially twice. That's the way I was taught to do it about 45 years ago and it's always worked great for me. I think it's called a "Trilene Knot" and the reason I learned it is I used Trilene line when I first started fishing. Here's a really good knot site: http://www.netknots.com/html/fishing_knots.html

    thanks for the link MUTT!!...will add to my favorites!!....me, i'm an improved clinch knot guy!.....larry

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    For 80 and larger, I use crimps. If crimp tools are not available, I use uni-knot or San Diego knot.

    You didn't say what you are fishing for and how......is this 80 pound leader for abraision or sharp-toothed fish?

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    The Palomar knot is great for using braided line. Tying to barrel swivels. I would use crimps though in your case or a different knot. The Palomar doesn't work too well with mono IMO.
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