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What's your favorite knot to tie on a hook in large flouro? say 50# to 150#? This is for Tuna chunking, so I don't want to use a crimp if I don't have to. My goto is an improved clinch, but it's hard to do with >100#, unless maybe I go with only 2 or 3 wraps.
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Palomar, over 80 may be tough though.
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Originally Posted by popeyeiii View Post
What's your favorite knot to tie on a hook in large flouro? say 50# to 150#? This is for Tuna chunking, so I don't want to use a crimp if I don't have to. My goto is an improved clinch, but it's hard to do with >100#, unless maybe I go with only 2 or 3 wraps.

big difference between 50# and 150#. either way - if knot to strait hook i only clinch. most 150# i crimp.
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I snell for tuna chunking.
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Originally Posted by UNCFISH View Post
I snell for tuna chunking.
if a snell hook - of course.
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Palomar or Snell depending on the application. For tuna chunking I usually go with palomar for 50-10lb leader
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Springer knot under 100
Crimp above 100
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3 wrap centauri.Simular to a uni.
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The Springer Knot comes highly recommended. I put it thru heavy workout tuna fishing. 50, 60, and 80 fluoro. Incrediblyeasy to tie consistently and has a very small profile. It slips thru a butter fish no hangup or tag ends interfering .

Bench test it you won't be disappointed!!
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Snell.

But if you want knots for big line (50 isn't big), tie either a San Diego Jam, or a Johnny Dukes. The Jam is stronger, as it's nearly 100%. You can tie a Johnny Dukes in line up to 300# without trouble. The Jam... 150 is probably about it.
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Palomar up to #100. Anything over #100 gets crimped. Hard rule for me.
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I had read that a San Diego Jam knot is good with heavy lines. Just thought I would throw something else into the mix. Same read also stated less turns on heavy lines.
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Nothing wrong with a 3 turn uni.
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Originally Posted by popeyeiii View Post
What's your favorite knot to tie on a hook in large flouro? say 50# to 150#? This is for Tuna chunking, so I don't want to use a crimp if I don't have to.
Curious. Why do you not want to use a crimp? At least on the >80#?
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As mentioned you can Palomar 100, over that crimp, i crimp everything now and black out crimps with a sharpie
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Originally Posted by popeyeiii View Post
What's your favorite knot to tie on a hook in large flouro? say 50# to 150#? This is for Tuna chunking, so I don't want to use a crimp if I don't have to. My goto is an improved clinch, but it's hard to do with >100#, unless maybe I go with only 2 or 3 wraps.
The old figure 8 fishing knot or improved version. Still one of the best, easy, and ties up nice with heavier line....no crimping needed.
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Originally Posted by Re-Bait View Post
The Springer Knot comes highly recommended. I put it thru heavy workout tuna fishing. 50, 60, and 80 fluoro. Incrediblyeasy to tie consistently and has a very small profile. It slips thru a butter fish no hangup or tag ends interfering .

Bench test it you won't be disappointed!!
This ^^^^^
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I use the uni snell for tuna chunking. I was told long time ago, just learn 3 knots and learn to tie them great. This is one of them followed by the san diego and the palomar

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