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    Shaw Grigsby Knot for Flouro

    Hi guys,

    I'm going to give the Shaw Grigsby knot a shot for flouro and was wondering what has been the experience with the knot for any of you that use the knot with flouro (any failure, breakoffs, etc.)

    Thanks!

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    I haven't use it but going to try too. I've been breaking off the palomar knot a lot the last couple of years.

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    It works well and is easy to tie.

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    Never use a palomar knot for flouro. Use a straight up clinch knot with lots of lube when tightening down the knot. I have never had one fail.

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    San Diego jam knot works great with floro


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    Quote Originally Posted by Clif Kincaid View Post
    San Diego jam knot works great with floro
    +1,000......With the exception of dropshotting, this is now the only knot that I tie with flouro. Isn't Shaw's knot just a little bit of a modified version of a San Diego Jam?

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    I use 4 wraps and it's the best knot I've found for fluoro. It's easy to tie and strong. This winter I did some hands-on knot comparisons, and this knot was much stronger than a San Diego jam.

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    I like this knot very well. Just started using it this year after I saw the video with Shaw. I had always been a palomar guy, but now am using on mono as well, so far, no issues.




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    I always thought it was called the Jimmy Houston knot...I was using it years before flouro came out. Absolutely fool proof knot!!!
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    Another fishing website says the knot is actually the Pitzen knot. It appears Shaw doubles the line...I can't view videos easily, so not sure.

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    I learned this one from Zell Rowland when I was his Marshal on Oneida. It does seem strong, but wastes more line than other knots (I still use it).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeet Skeet-er View Post
    Never use a palomar knot for flouro. Use a straight up clinch knot with lots of lube when tightening down the knot. I have never had one fail.
    I just don't understand why people don't use this knot more with fluoro.

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    Gary Klein taught me this knot when I was a marshal a few years ago. He said him and zell Roland tested different knots on flouro and it was the strongest. I have yet to have this knot fail on me. I tie it with braid too and it seems to work well. With a palomar knot you can mess it up and it will cut flouro line.

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    this is what I use.



    this has been the best knot I have used. But dont use it for mono.
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    So I'm going to give the Shaw knot a shot for fluoro.......but what do you guys use when dropshotting with heavier line......only the Palomar seems to consistently keep my hook pointing straight up?

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    Shaw knot is what I use for fluoro. Awesome knot. Never fails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Lund View Post
    So I'm going to give the Shaw knot a shot for fluoro.......but what do you guys use when dropshotting with heavier line......only the Palomar seems to consistently keep my hook pointing straight up?

    Double Uni and thread the tag end back down through the hook eye before clipping the weight on.

    Double Uni is a great all around knot for any type of line. It is the only knot I use.

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    This is the only knot I use now. It has not failed me yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Altro Cat View Post
    Double Uni and thread the tag end back down through the hook eye before clipping the weight on.

    Double Uni is a great all around knot for any type of line. It is the only knot I use.
    I'm a big fan of the Uni knot too. I don't double it over--just never had a need for it--but I'm sure it's pretty bullet-proof that way. Best thing about that knot, to me, is that it doesn't cross over itself. It cinches down perfectly every time.
    I am serious. And don't call me Shirley.

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