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Capt. Brandon Nelson demonstrates how to tie and why the Royal Polaris knot and the Triple Surgeon’s knot. Each is used as a connection knot from braid to mono or mono to fluoro leaders.



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Our “Know Your Knots” series will demonstrate not only the techniques for tying these fishing knots but will offer ideas about the why and when to use them. Often times a particular knot can be used for a variety of uses.

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Highwayman

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    Do you like the knots?
     
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    The RP is one of my fav connection knots. Easy to tie (vs. FG or similar) + sleeker profile than a double uni. Triple surgeons is my absolute go to when fly fishing actually (tying on more tippet/leader) and think when scaling down line sizes or leader to leader - its a great knot. Admittedly a bit bulk on heavier mono/fluoro though
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    I like the RP knot as well. Especially for speed. The knot I have tied most often for braid it mono is the Bob Sands knot. One thing I just realized recently when throwing jigs is, for me, the Bob Sands knot casts better when coming through the guides than the RP knot. I think the tapered braid leading the the knot vs the RP cut doubled mono leading may be the reason. It may be the way I trim the RP. Again, the RP is a good small connection.
     
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    For slow trolling Deans, or fly lining, what works great for me is to NOT tie my mono or braid to fluoro. Just put on a high quality swivel and use your fav knot--I like the Palomar. You only add a tiny weight to the rig--tiny, and even fly lining, the weight of that swivel is negligible. Line to line ties--some of them are great, and easy to tie in my living room but on my rolling boat, it is so much easier to tie a quality knot to the swivel. I know--it doesn't work if you want to put on a top shot.
     
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    jim isbell

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    One problem I have is that I know a lot of knots--but don't know the name of em. I think I'll check youtube so I can match up my knots with the names
     
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    I'm exact opposite lol - I know like 5 so only a handful of names to remember
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    I have been practicing the triple surgeon’s knot with 6# mono and I’ve been breaking off between 6# and 10# with Izorline XXX but the line always breaks at the surgeon’s knot. Is that normal?

    It never breaks at the hook or in the middle. Does it mean I’m tying a weak knot or is that just naturally the weakest point?
     
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    Make it wet.... before cinching? If you used saliva.... try tap water... break again. Results the same? Just go with it....
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    I have been practicing the triple surgeon’s knot with 6# mono and I’ve been breaking off between 6# and 10# with Izorline XXX but the line always breaks at the surgeon’s knot. Is that normal?

    It never breaks at the hook or in the middle. Does it mean I’m tying a weak knot or is that just naturally the weakest point?
    Try a double instead.
     
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