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    What would be the best knot to use on 100 lb. flurocarbon leader...both to hook & barrel swivel. Please mention number of "twists" for the 100 lb. Any diagrams would be helpful as well.

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    why not go with a crimp


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    Tom,

    I use a Uni knot for almost everything now. I would think a 4 or 5 turn uni would be as strong as they come. As the line diameter increases I generally reduce the number of turns. You may be able to go as low as 3 turns but I would test the knot.

    I used to use the Palomar but had several broken knots when the line came tight suddenly and since stopped.

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    Anything over 80# a uni is not going to hold. Well it might to some extent, but not to the % it should. 100# fluoro should be crimped.

    I use a uni for my mainline connect to the snap for trolling. If i am chunking i'll tie a uni right to the barrel. Like i said though, its very sketchy with anything over 80#. Even with 80 make sure you pull both the tag end and mainline tight to draw the knot on itself.

    Fluoro is very hard too which makes it tougher to cinch down the knot.

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    Default crimps

    Your success rate is much higher with the crimps. Pre rigged different size leaders last year before overnighters. Switched leader after fish was brought to gaff and recrimped the old leader for the next fish. Worked great and lost far fewer fish.

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    Anything over 50lb we crimp.
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    Default Uni knot

    I had no problem with uni knot so far up to 100 pound. turns of the line tied up must look just like any picture shows. if i ever add any on the tie will be a drop of fishing glue.( Fishin" glue - Carlson Tackle( 330-393-3600) that I bought at Dick's sporting goods.

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    I dont normally use Fluorocarbon leader over 80lb so I cannot confirm or deny. Only time I have needed to use over 80lb is on trolling rigs and I do crimp.

    Whats the application?

    BTW Others seem like they have more experience than I do with heavier than 80lb, so I would heed their advice.

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    havent had any problems with the polamar knot.


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    Default 100lb Fluoro

    Anything over 60# crimp , prepare rigs in advance,I use a Quickrig corkscerw type swivel ,on those you can just run the loop around the swivel attached to mainline ,your back fishing in a few seconds.
    You don't want to tie knots on a PB or any boat when the bite is hot, too much lost time prepare in advance crimp all lds ,much more fish time! I keep second outfit rig to go just in case.

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    palmor number one knot after you tie the knot take the tag end and tie a hlaf hitch incase the tag line slips it makes the knot almost bullet proof
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    Default Play it safe

    How many times do you get those trips with only a few shots on the chunk? Why take chances with the knots. If the crimp is stronger, why not use it. If your in a mad dog bite, then you might start the knot tying process. At that point, drops are less critical. By then, you probably have enough meat in the slush anyway.

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    I use a uni knot for pratically everything....never had a problem. Check this link out. http://www.animatedknots.com/uniknot/index.php

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    We crimp everything from 50# on up.

    Make sure you get good crimps with no burrs on the inside at the ends. Also, make sure you crimp correctly with the proper sized crimp. Overcrimping is as bad as undercrimping.
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