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Old 05-29-2013, 03:22 PM   #1
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I was just curious what knot you guys are using to get the best action out of your top water lures such as the super spook jr and rapala skitterwalks?
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:13 PM   #2
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Best knot I've run into is for flourocarbon and will also work on mono, is what I call the Chilton Ultimate. It is the easiest to tie, easiest to adjust (which is extremely important). Only thing I don't know is the percentage at which it breaks.

Look at it closely on UTube. Be a little patient. The guy is English and a bit hard for me to understand.

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I just use an improved clinch knot, I'm not concerned about the lure being loose on the line for freedom of movement. I want a know that is tuff to break that I can lean into when needed.

Can't say if it has impacted my hit ratio or not.
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I usually don't use a loop but when I do I just go with a good old bowline. Once it is set it holds forever.
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I just use a uni knot most of the time
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:51 PM   #6
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Loop knot.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:09 PM   #7
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Perfection loop
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:29 PM   #8
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rapala knot with a 17 lb test leader

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Definitely a loop knot......but I dont like flouro for top water unless im throwing a large tail weighted topwater.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:44 PM   #10
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Definitely a loop knot......but I dont like flouro for top water unless im throwing a large tail weighted topwater.
Yeah I use a mono leader for top water it seems to float better than flouro

Thanks for the replies guys! I'm gonna try some of them.

I have been using the improved clinch but had heard there are knots that allow more action.
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