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Just wondering what are some of your favorite knots for connecting 60# or 80# fluro leader to hooks and solid rings on jigs?
I generally use the improved clinch and have had good results but just interested to know what other fisherman use.
Also what are your thoughts on the Yucatan knot for connecting mono topshot to braid? I have been using this connection since the first reel that I ever put a top shot on a couple years ago but I had it fail on a big AJ last weekend and now I am second guessing it.
Thanks for any info, Ronnie
 

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I like the palomar for attaching fluoro to hooks or hardware or you can simply snell the hook. This weekend fished hard for tuna and did some knot preparation and testing beforehand. Came away very happy with a bimini and albright connect for braid to fluoro.

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I use the reverse albright for solid line. For serious fishing I use JB hollow and a loop to loop. A quick loop knot for spectra is a seven (7) turn surgens loop.
For hooks the improved clinch works just fine.
 

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You cant go wrong with a palomar knot to the ring, swivel or hook. It always tests as one of the highest breaking strength and is the easiest to make. I always make a spider hitch to make a double in my braid and then make a loop to loop with a pre made wind on. or if Im not using a windon I use teh uni to uni

Salwatwater sportsman just had a huge knot test section
 

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When you scroll down the page of this link you will see a rather simple knot the Japanese folks use.

Anyone know what it is called? I'm having trouble interpreting the writing on the illustration....;)

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Before our trip, I was going to crimp hooks and lures on for anything 80 pounds and above. I took a diagram of the knot someone showed me last week (don't remember what it was called but I think it was the Centaur knot) and thought I would try that, but during the fury of the fishing, on Fred's advice, I used a Palomar. On the smaller tuna I managed to land (40-45 pounds??) I had actually tied a 6/0 Super Mutu onto 80 pound fluorocarbon with a four-turn clinch knot--old style, not improved. At the last minute, I bought several Shimano wind-ons at Cabelas because they were all I could get in time for the trip. I was a little worried because I had not heard anyone mention them but they did great looped to the J.B. On the other hand, Captain Eddie kept us on relatively low drag settings. Fred had warned us as we were carefully setting our drag in the cabin the morning of the trip: "Guys," he said, "you can set your drag however you want, but these captains will reset it right there in your hands." And that is what Eddie did. I have my suspicion that keeping our drag low and only a couple of us fishing at one time, was instrumental in the low number of pulled hooks and breakages we had.

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I use the World's Fair knot and the Tuna when using 80lbs and up when tying to hooks, swivels, etc. Anything less I use the palomar (when I'm lazy) but
mostly the Tuna knot.

I like the Albright/Clinched Knot when joining lines.
 

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i have used double San Diego Jam knot with great success.
Another good knot is double Trilene knot but you have to make sure the doublr line doesn't cross each other. JMO
 

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What I like about the Trilene Knot -for 60# and 80# terminal connection- is that you only have to (or are able to) do 3-4 wraps before you cinch it down.

TJ's right in that you have to make sure that you don't cross the line when you make the loop through the eye.

Make sure you test your connection before fishing!
 

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I always use the San Diego Jam Knot. I can't remember one failing. Had line break, but not the knot
 
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