What knot to use for tying hook onto 100# or 130# flouro?

Discussion in 'San Diego Long Range fishing Reports' started by Illkeepfishing, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. HermosaJoe

    HermosaJoe Well-Known "Member"

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    Bill, thanks so very much. This one got cut-and-pasted in my 'Fishing Tips' Word Doc where I keep the....well....the keepers! :rofl:

    Some great advice here.
     
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  2. screamingreel

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    Thanks, Cliff! (bigreddog) I try to help others when possible. I am currently creating reverse trilene illustrations/instructons similar to my other drawings.

    I will post it when completed.

    - Jeff Burroughs
     
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    Jeff, thanks for posting the knot files and thank you to everyone here for sharing your experiences. I have learned more and better knots here than all of my years fishing. I always stuck to what I know, which were only a handful of knots and through this thread I have learned simpler, stronger knots that I am sure that I will use from this point on.
     
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    Thanks for posting that Jeff, I really like the Spangler...no cow yet however
     
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    Jeff,
    Did you ever get around to making a matching illustration of the Trilene?
     
  6. Fishybuzz

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    happy you resurrected this thread lots has changed for me in 8 years.....I now tie a 3 turn uni in 100# and 130# FC.....zero failures in 8 years.....
     
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    How many turns on the reverse Trilene?
     
  8. Cubeye

    Cubeye I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    How many turns?
     
  9. DC61

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    Second vote for three turn uni. I use it for up to 130# and sometimes for 150. It’s a simple knot and I tie everything with it. I even use it for fly fishing with light tippet.
     
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  10. screamingreel

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    Yes, the Trilene knot illustration is in a couple of books you bought from me...look in "Knots & Rigs". It is also in the other book For the Love of Long Range Sport Fishing "San Diego Style" I do not remember the page number. I do remember the Trilene knot is not as easy to tie, as small or as strong as the Spangler for 100-130 lbs fluorocarbon. 3-turn Uni is also a very good knot for large diameter stiff line.

    Then again maybe I am thinking the Reverse Trilene not the Regular Trilene...I will check...

    - Jeff Burroughs
     
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  11. screamingreel

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    Hi Loc,

    I checked and a regular Trilene knot illustration is on page 85 in the "Knots & Rigs" book or page 52 of my first beginner's book Long Range Sport Fishing San Diego Style.

    QUOTE="screamingreel, post: 4732252, member: 9609"]Yes, the Trilene knot illustration is in a couple of books you bought from me...look in "Knots & Rigs". It is also in the other book For the Love of Long Range Sport Fishing "San Diego Style" I do not remember the page number. I do remember the Trilene knot is not as easy to tie, as small or as strong as the Spangler for 100-130 lbs fluorocarbon. 3-turn Uni is also a very good knot for large diameter stiff line.

    Then again maybe I am thinking the Reverse Trilene not the Regular Trilene...I will check...

    - Jeff Burroughs[/QUOTE]
     
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  12. Cubeye

    Cubeye I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    [/QUOTE]
    I tie a regular Trilene Knot on 100# mono without any problems. I started out with 8 turns up and 7 down per Tommy Rothery's seminar circa 1990. Beautiful knot. Love the way it stretches under load. Won the Izor Knot Contest one year with it. Now I use 5 up, 4 down for my trolling outfit, and crimp my bait outfits.

    Longer knots stretch under tension, thus distributing the load. Smaller knots don't, but they both work.
     
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    Have the BD experts now decided the San Diego Jam is inadequate for heavy lines? I've yet to have a failure and it seems to be the most popular -- by far -- knot used on the boats I fish.
     
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  14. Cubeye

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    That knot works for the AA crew. That's what they tie.
     
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    Not inadequate....it is a very strong knot..... but large and more complex to tie compared to some other knots which are also strong but much easier to tie correctly and much smaller.
     
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    Hmm... Guess we should all put a stop to all these nonsense knots huh?

    Just kidding Bill... Good knot and if it works for you that is great.
     
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    I use the Spangler knot for anything above 80#.

    BTW, if the Spangler knot fails you in any way, Dave Spangler would love to hear from you. His number is (941) 555-1581. He's in Palmetto, Florida, and somebody here could probably give you his exact address if you want to drop in on him.
    :D
     
  18. Bill W

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    Here is a nice 100-130# knot...

     
  19. George Mara

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    I switched to the “Springer” for heavier lines last year based on the John Collins video. 0 knot failures. I really like the simplicity, small knot bulk but especially the fact the line is doubled through the hook eye, a constant point of friction, I believe.
     
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    Uni knot works for me.
     
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