Category: Knots

How do you tie a lure directly onto a leadcore line? Is there a special knot to be used?

Posted on August 30th, 2020

Hi Norman, I use a “Perfect Snell Knot” and wrap my 20-30 lb fluorocarbon 6-10 times to make the connection. A “Uni-Knot” will also work. Most anglers will use a “Willis Knot”, https://www.netknots.com/fishing_knots/willis-knot . Fish with a Passion. God bless you, Italo

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Hi Italy , I would like to know which is the best knot to use when tying braided line to a florocarbon leader? Also would you use a different knot for different size lines?Thanks

Posted on February 13th, 2020

Hi Bob, I use different connections depending how heavy a leader I tie and how heavy the main braided line is. I explain it very well in our YouTube video, https://youtu.be/4trzxBw3uq4?t=2 .

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Hi ltalo I was wondering should I use a loop knot when tying on a top water or crank bait if the lure has a split ring attached to it?

Posted on October 17th, 2019

Hi Bob, I don’t think a loop know would add any more action to the lure if it already has a spilt ring. I would suggest that you tie a tight knot that you trust…God bless you.

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Can you tell me how to tie a fluorocarbon leader to monofilament line please

Posted on August 27th, 2019

Hi Grant, best way to see is how to connect a fluorocarbon leader to monofilament or braided line is by going to go to our Italo Labignan YouTube channel and see the detailed tip,  https://youtu.be/4trzxBw3uq4 …God bless you,

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Hi Italo, I just bought some Sufix siege monofilament in 8lb and it seems nice and tough. Perhaps even 6lb would have been strong enough for smallmouth bass and bigger trout. Anyways, what kind of knot do you recommend with this strong line for attaching hooks and swivels? Thank you!

Posted on January 31st, 2017

Hi Angler, my go-to-knots for strong connections are:

  1. Trilene Knot
  2. Polomar
  3. Improved Clinch

The best site to view knot is, Animated Knots .

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Hi Italo,I have seen your video about the melting the fluoro to make the ball for the knot from your braided line to catch on, but I am curious on what knot you would use when tying your snap onto your 30# or 40# fluorocarbon? With the fluoro being so stiff I am curious as to which knots will work best.Thanks,Robbie

Posted on June 24th, 2015

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When I tie a snap to 30/50 lb test fluorocarbon I use a Clinch Knot (not an Improved Clinch Knot), with only 3-twists of the line, I tighten it really well, leave about a 1/8″ tag and than I melt the tag back which creates another small ball to within 1/32″ to the knot to ensure the knot won’t slip. The Clinch Knot is not a good knot to use when making it with monofilament connections because it can cut the line when really tightened, but it cannot damage heavier fluorocarbon because it is much harder.

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Today I watched the taping of your show that wasshot in Lake Huron. The crankbait ‘what loop knot were you using.?Thanks, love your shows.

Posted on June 13th, 2015

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That “loop-knot” is called the Rapala Knot and works extremely well when soft-bodied or hard-body lure needs to have a knot that allows the eye to move freely as the lure swims through the water. You can see how easy it is to tie by going to, http://www.animatedknots.com/rapala/ .

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