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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-14-2018, 05:21 PM Thread Starter
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Fluorocarbon knots

Steelhead fishing in Erie tribs using Berkley 6# fluorocarbon as 2x tippet also Maxims Ultragreen fluorocarbon leader material as 2x tippet. Problem of knots not holding up, used improved clinch knot & Pitzen knot. I make sure they are tight. Attach tippet to end of small swivel that knot hasn't come undone just where attached to fly. Should I buy regular fluorocarbon tippe t 2x or try a different knot?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-15-2018, 09:55 AM
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If it doesn't come undone at the swivel why is it coming undone at the fly,it doesn't make sense.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-23-2018, 11:14 AM
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Are you wetting the tippet before you cinch the knot down? I assume so if the swivel end is holding. You could try a longer length of tippet to allow for more stretch.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-23-2018, 11:35 AM
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Are you using the improved clinch?
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Hard to say what is going on but I make sure I have a lot of chapstick on hand when tying knots. I like to "lube" up the knot before seating, this helps with line strength as well.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-24-2018, 12:22 PM
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Use the Palomar knot. It has the highest breaking strength and least slippage for fluoro lines.

(It's what we use for tuna rigs.)
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