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Does everyone use the paolmar knot when D/S'ing? I was tying the knot I normally use (Twist it 8 times, then run the line thru the bottom loop) and just made sure the hook was facing up...worked fine for me! Just curious.
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I use a palomar knot when using mono or braid. for flourocarbon line, I now use a San Diego knot. I've had too many palomar knots break with this line, no matter how careful I was in tying them. I have yet to have a SD not break. I have also read that several top pros now use a SD knot with flourocarbon lines. John Murray uses a modified one.

Here is a link for the San Diego knot:
http://shoreangling4u.tripod.com/knotguide/id30.html

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SteveM said:
I use a palomar knot when using mono or braid. for flourocarbon line, I now use a San Diego knot. I've had too many palomar knots break with this line, no matter how careful I was in tying them. I have yet to have a SD not break. I have also read that several top pros now use a SD knot with flourocarbon lines. John Murray uses a modified one.

Here is a link for the San Diego knot:
http://shoreangling4u.tripod.com/knotguide/id30.html

SteveM
Thanks for the link SteveM!!! I have been using the polomar for everything but I hear this knot is just as good. ??? I don't know for sure but I do know that it's supposed to keep you from breaking line. Thanks again!
 

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I use the San Diego knot on my saltwater trips. It's very similar to a cinch knot, but you make a loop and wind in the opposite way. I think it is also called an inverted cinch?? Anyone know for sure? I do know that it has won numerous competitions for breaking strength. My source is the saltwater forum at allcoast.
 
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