What is the best knot for braided line?

Discussion in 'Muskie & Pike Discussions' started by piker, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. I'm using braided line on a couple of reels for the first time this year. What is the best type of knot to use with braided line?
     
  2. freyedknot

    freyedknot useless poster

    trilene or palomar works well for me.
     

  3. I like to use a double Trilene knot and Always Super Glue your knot's when using Braid.
     
  4. OSU_Fisherman

    OSU_Fisherman Bassin' Buckeye

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    I have yet to break an Improved Clinch knot. I've broken 30lb braid before my knot will come undone.
     
  5. Cutt'em Jack

    Cutt'em Jack Musky Madman

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    I always tie with a palomar knot to my leader. Never had an issue.
     
  6. In general, the palomar knot is tough to beat with braid.
     
  7. Definitely the palomar. North American Fisherman did an ongoing test called Knot Wars and the palomar always won with braid and most of the time with mono also.
     
  8. Thanks for the input. Appreciate your responses.
     
  9. That test they did was neat to see how the knots compared to each other. I agree the Palomar seem's to be what all the show's, magazine's ,etc. recomend. I just can't seem to change from the Trilene( if it ain't broke....).
     
  10. i would have to say the palomar knot is the best for any line, ive used it on braid, mono, and flouro, works fine with any and easiest to tie also!
     
  11. ShutUpNFish

    ShutUpNFish FishBum

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    I like the surgeon's loop knot or the polymar....you cannot go wrong with either! Tight lines.