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Good Knots for catching Stripers?

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Hi, i have been using the improved clinch knot for a long time now and i absolutly hate it for catching stripers and blues. 50% of the time it lets loose. I am looking for a better knot to connect a #50 braid line to a black steel leader. Any suggestons...

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View PostHi, i have been using the improved clinch knot for a long time now and i absolutly hate it for catching stripers and blues. 50% of the time it lets loose. I am looking for a better know to connect a #50 braid line to a black steel leader. Any suggestons...

 

 

Black steel leaders not good idea for catching stripers! And as for knots, palomar!! Very powerful knot and easy to tie.wink.gif

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View PostHi, i have been using the improved clinch knot for a long time now and i absolutly hate it for catching stripers and blues. 50% of the time it lets loose. I am looking for a better know to connect a #50 braid line to a black steel leader. Any suggestons...

 

Your tying it wrong. An Improved Clinch will hold on any striper (I even use them for tuna). Check your steps again.

 

Edit: O, I read you were tying it with braid. I've never done that I just use it with my mono to lure. Try connecting your braid to a mono/fluoro leader with a albright or slim beauty knot. Then tie on your lure with an improved clinch. Or you can do a palomar to a swivel then palomar to mono/fluoro to lure, but I never use swivels.

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Welcome to SOL HappyWave.gif

 

Hmmmmm..............I use the improved clinch quite often and have never had it let loose.But never to a steel leader(which I agree is not recommended for stripers)

Are you tying to a loop on the steel leader?Or trying to joing the 2 "line to line"?

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View PostWelcome to SOL HappyWave.gif

 

Hmmmmm..............I use the improved clinch quite often and have never had it let loose.?

 

It's all about the saliva. yours is sticky...cwm27.gif

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View PostI am looking for a better knot to connect a #50 braid line to a black steel leader. Any suggestons...

 

Do not use an improved clinch knot for tying braid to any thing!

 

Palomar or Uniknot.

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View PostDo not use an improved clinch knot for tying braid to any thing!

 

Palomar or Uniknot.

 

 

right you are!

meant to say that I use the improved clinch for mono and fluorocarbon.

don't want to mislead the new guy

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ok thanks guys... but i here that some of you are telling me not to use steel leaders.. why? is there a better set up to use against stripers? i live where there are a lot of blues so when i go for stripers i sometimes get blues so i need a steel leader. but latley i have been only going for stripers at night, are the blues around at night and feeding like that stripers are..

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It depends where you fish...I know a place in NY where there are more blues at night than stripers. I also know a place in NJ that "rarely" you get blues at night but plenty in day time. So when I am in NY, I use steel leader and I catch stripers with it and even weakfish. In NJ I only use mono leaders. Personally I think it is nonsense, although others suggest otherwise.

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View Postok thanks guys... but i here that some of you are telling me not to use steel leaders.. why? is there a better set up to use against stripers? i live where there are a lot of blues so when i go for stripers i sometimes get blues so i need a steel leader. but latley i have been only going for stripers at night, are the blues around at night and feeding like that stripers are..

 

 

I usually make my own. Fine diam. fishing wire and a small barrel swivel. Use a haywire twist. I keep em short, about 6-8 inches. You can tie an awful lot of leaders and for cheap also.

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when i tie the cinch not with braid i put 3 simple over hand knots after the cinch .. the braid is slippery ... i havent had any problems as of yet ... i aso fished with a guy who tied braid direct to the plug and got a leg length bass and thats not suppose to happen because they see the line ...

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View PostHi, i have been using the improved clinch knot for a long time now and i absolutly hate it for catching stripers and blues. 50% of the time it lets loose. I am looking for a better knot to connect a #50 braid line to a black steel leader. Any suggestons...

 

 

Double the line and tie a uniknot.

 

Or, try this. Use a Palomar knot to tie on a Coastlock snap or Breakaway clip to the end of your braid, and use that to attach the leader.

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