Knot Strength

#1
Hello folks!

(I used to post on this board before the redesign and had to recreate my account to post again)

I'm looking for some sources on tests of the strength of various fishing knots. In reading this forum in the past, I remember some users referring to various tests that compared different knots. I have a vague recollection that some of these tests may have been done at the Fred Hall show down in SoCal, but maybe there are other places that have done knot strength tests.

Does anyone have links to any of that data? Perhaps a list of the strongest knots tested, or something along those lines?

Hoping someone here remembers some of those posts.

Thanks!
 

mav

Active member
#5
I’ve done tests on my own. You probably can do that.

There are stronger knots out there but for me it came down to useful strong knots that I can tie quickly when the fish are biting. No point missing the bite, tying a knot.
 

Red Fish

Active member
#6
Hello folks!

(I used to post on this board before the redesign and had to recreate my account to post again)

I'm looking for some sources on tests of the strength of various fishing knots. In reading this forum in the past, I remember some users referring to various tests that compared different knots. I have a vague recollection that some of these tests may have been done at the Fred Hall show down in SoCal, but maybe there are other places that have done knot strength tests.

Does anyone have links to any of that data? Perhaps a list of the strongest knots tested, or something along those lines?

Hoping someone here remembers some of those posts.

Thanks!
We had some data on knots in the archives. Board member Mahigheer had gone to Fred Hall to witness a tests and their results.
I forget the exact results but some of the top knows for strength were: San Diego Jam, FG, Palomar (Aka fisherman’s knot), and Albright.

I always go by how much knot I need for the fish I’m trying to catch. I have a lot of hand strength and if a knot doesn’t pass my pull test, it’s not going to hold fish.
For instance, I have noticed o have broken loop knots on big fish right as I’ve tried to start extracting them from the water. The solution is to use a much higher pound test leader if you are using the loop knot snapped on s snap swivel. They loop knot will be the weakest link.
 
#7
We had some data on knots in the archives. Board member Mahigheer had gone to Fred Hall to witness a tests and their results.
I forget the exact results but some of the top knows for strength were: San Diego Jam, FG, Palomar (Aka fisherman’s knot), and Albright.
Is there a way to access or search through the archives of this forum? I'd love to read through some of those old posts on knots.
 
#9
Hello folks!

(I used to post on this board before the redesign and had to recreate my account to post again)

I'm looking for some sources on tests of the strength of various fishing knots. In reading this forum in the past, I remember some users referring to various tests that compared different knots. I have a vague recollection that some of these tests may have been done at the Fred Hall show down in SoCal, but maybe there are other places that have done knot strength tests.

Does anyone have links to any of that data? Perhaps a list of the strongest knots tested, or something along those lines?

Hoping someone here remembers some of those posts.

Thanks!
I used the FG or PR knots for my braid and fluorocarbon leader line. Search on youtube. That is the strongest knot you want to learn how to tie for all kind of fishing
 
#10
I am always surprising why Trilene knot rear included in the list of best knots. IMHO it's much stronger vs. improved clinch knot which always on the top of all lists. Double line Trilene and Palomar knots are perfect also for braided lines...
 
#11
Does anyone have links to any of that data? Perhaps a list of the strongest knots tested, or something along those lines?

Thanks!
You should take a look at Knot Wars. I think you can find the series on YouTube. The series aired some years ago. Great info. Head -to -head tests of of many knots.
 
#12
I have always tied the improved clinch knot habit i quest have used the palomar and others but always return to the clinch knot several years ago at a fishing club we did some testing a scale most tied other knots but the improved clinch knot won testing at near 100 percent have tho tie it correct wet it 4 to 5 twists but i don't know tie what your confident in
 

mav

Active member
#14
I am always surprising why Trilene knot rear included in the list of best knots. IMHO it's much stronger vs. improved clinch knot which always on the top of all lists. Double line Trilene and Palomar knots are perfect also for braided lines...
It is a strong knot and one I’ve tested. I remember when they had instructions on how to tie it on packaging. I know it by heart but I just can’t tie it fast enough.
 
#15
experience has me always using the uni knot or the Palomar knot. I even use double uni for line to line, flouro to mono, jigging up yellowtail and tuna. works.
 
#16
It is a strong knot and one I’ve tested. I remember when they had instructions on how to tie it on packaging. I know it by heart but I just can’t tie it fast enough.
Time the same or less vs. Clinc. Both knots very similar On the
Trilene knot the line embracing the swivel or hooks eye twice and it is serious advantage. Probably Clinch historically has appeared early vs. Trilene and more people customize it.
 
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