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marktfd88
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new drop shot knot
03/19/04 at 16:03:58
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As most of you know, I'm a firefighter, and as luck would have it, have been added to the technical rescue team.  We went thru a bunch of rope rescue training recently, and learned a BUNCH of new knots to use in tech rescue.  One knot in particular caught my eye.  The butterfly knot.  It is used to tie a loop into a rope, (read fishing line), and has unidirectional pull characteristics.  I began to think about how to use this knot in fishing.  After teaching myself how to tie it in hand, I figured it would be a great drop shot knot Cheesy!!!!  The beauty of the knot is that it is easier to tie than the palomar and running the tag end back thru.  It is easily loosened and can be adjustable to change length of rig.  But most importantly to me, is that the hook always rides straight up and down.  No more bait hanging side ways on the rig! Shocked  I will give it some experimenting  and try it with other applications and will gladly teach anyone how to tie it.

Mark
  
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virgilw
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Reply #1 - 03/19/04 at 16:13:05
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Cool! My guestions are, what is the knot strenth? and will the hook slide up and down on "fishing line"?....Good knot with rope!
  
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BassingWoman
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Reply #2 - 01/23/05 at 12:05:31
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Shocked  Hi, this is new member Brenda, from the Jan 05 meeting. I am just learnin about Bassin'!

My question is......on this knot - did it work out good for
drop shotting? I haven't practiced any knot tying on this
type of fishing yet. So, I am looking for the EASIEST KNOT TO LEARN!!!! 

any info on this is MUCH APPRECIATRED! THANK YOU!
  
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Hawkeye
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Reply #3 - 01/23/05 at 18:57:49
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The one and only knot to use is the "Palomar" No need to try anything else.............................
  
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BassingWoman
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Reply #4 - 01/23/05 at 20:37:24
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Thank you for answering my question.
  
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SMITTY
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Reply #5 - 01/23/05 at 20:40:51
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Very true Hawkeye, unless of course if you want to snell a hook, tie a leader on to your mainline, tie a loop knot on to a topwater popper or a spook to "walk the dog".
In fact there are numerous knots an angler should know in order to be able tto present all the lures available to them in the best way.
However for just drop-shotting, a Palomar works best when attaching a hook and then leaving a tag end for the weight. Grin

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Re: new drop shot knot
Reply #6 - 01/23/05 at 21:20:04
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BW,

Here's a link to one of many sites that show you how to tie these knots: http://www.angelfire.com/ia3/fishing/knots.htm

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BassingWoman
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Reply #7 - 01/23/05 at 21:25:30
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Stu!  Kiss  You're Great! Thank you for the link to learnin
how to tie the knots! Yeah!

I will check that out throughly & share it with my buddy
basser Jerrie.

  
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marktfd88
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Reply #8 - 01/27/05 at 16:50:48
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A follow up to my post earlier this year and my experimenting with the Butterfly Knot.  I tried both the palomar and the butterfly on my drop shot rigs.  Liked both but preferred the butterfly because the hook always rides perfectly straight up and down.  As for ease of tying, I actually think the palomar was a little easier to tie.  Also, in rope rescue the butterfly was easily adjustable up and down the rope, however, with the butterfly on fishing line, the diameter is so small I was unable to loosen the knot and adjust it up and down the line easily.  As to knot stregnth, the butterfly is rated stronger than the palomar.  The palomar knot is in rope rescue terms, is a type of "figure 8" knot.  Which is one of the strongest knots available.  However, we use the butterfly knot because it is actually stronger and easier to tie for rope rescue.  I also started to experiment with the butterfly on my 3 way rigs this winter.  So far so good on the 3 way system.

Mark
  
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Rob M.
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Reply #9 - 01/27/05 at 18:18:53
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I always run the tag end back down throught the loop. This ensures your knot will stick straight up when tying the palomar on a dropshot. I use the palomar for everything else, but the loop is a must if you want that loop to stay in the knot.
  
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Dipsnort
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Reply #10 - 01/27/05 at 21:51:51
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I don't know why I have such a problem with the hook riding sideways when I tie a palomar knot for dropshotting.  Next time I go out fishing with one of you guys I'm going to have to get a quick lesson. Embarrassed
  
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Rob M.
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Reply #11 - 01/27/05 at 23:28:35
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That's why I'm your Ambassador. I will show you how to fix that knot and catch some huge toads....
  
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Sarge
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Reply #12 - 01/27/05 at 23:37:39
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Hey - like, umm, Rob... When you put it that way, maybe I should have you as an AmBASSador, too?

Grin
  
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Dipsnort
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Reply #13 - 01/28/05 at 04:31:41
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Back off Sarge, you young punk!  He's all mine!!  Grin
  
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