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I have had problems with Berkleys line before, but I needed heavy line and I they had was XL in 20lb. This stuff is like rope. I was fishin yesterday and got hung on a rock, maybe it was a fish, but I will never know b/c my line broke. Well, the knot came untied. I tie the knot wher ey ou twist the line 8 times, lick it then run the line thru the bottom loop, and have never had a problem till yesterday. :roll: Anyways, a few hours later, flippin a jig, and I hook up with a monster. We saw her, she shook her head (About 7 lbs, easily the biggest one I have hooked all year) once, pulled hard and my jig came untied. After a few bad bad words, I reeled in and noticed the same deal, untied line. Maybe I got a bad batch? I dont blame my knot, I made sure it was a good one when I tied it on. Just wanted to share my fish losing fiasco with you guys and gals.
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I'm definetely not an expert but have you ever tried tying a palomar knot? I used to tie a cinch knot( I believe that's the knot you are talking about) and would only use a palomar to tie a dropshot, now I only tie the palomar. I never have the knot untie any more and I can blame my line when I lose a fish and not my lousy knot tying skills. I have trilene XL on two of my rods and I haven't had any problems yet. Josh
 
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It sounds to me like you are using a clinch knot. The improved clinch knot is much better and will not come undone like the clinch knot does. The difference is after you pass the line through the bottom loop you then pass it back through the loop you just created, then tighten it up and its ready to go. Hope this helps.
 
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One word...Palomar!!!! I've towed toulies, dragged boulders, and towed the boat w/ this faithful knot. Sorry it got away, Jason.
 

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I use the berkley XT on 1 of my rods 14lb test & tie the palomar knot and never have any problems. Sorry about the fish.

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Remember, when tying a palomar knot for a d/s rig, start by running the line through the eyelet from the back side, then run it back from the front. This will ensure that the hook is always pointed up.
 

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franklin, dont be mad just b/c you werent ALLOWED to go fishing by the wifey!
HAHAHAHA!
 
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Hell, I was with the dude in the boat and all I can tell you is that the knot was not a palomar or a clinch knot....It was your basic double overhand granny knot. A fter the first break off I told him to use a better knot but I think he was too hungover to take the time and tie a real knot. That will teach him. Dan
 

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I get beat up alot at work+Im ugly+I am too skinny+I cant even hook a fish the size of the one Jason lost let alone even think of getting her to the boat= Franklin. And that was a TRIPLE overhand granny knot, Dan! Im never fishing again. Well, not until I get to the lake, that is.
 

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where in your nose? trim that stuff, girls dont like it.
 
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