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BRAIDED LINE: PALOMAR KNOT
No matter if I’m fishing a 40-lb Seaguar Smackdown Braid for my swim jig or topwater, or the 65-lb when fishing a Snag Proof Frog over matted vegetation, I will tie a Palomar Knot. I like to use the Palomar Knot for braided lines due to its small diameter. I get enhanced strength from the Palomar, as the line is doubled through the eye of a jig, or split ring on the bait. This effectively doubles the strength of the braid. Smackdown Braid is super-thin in diameter, and smooth. Both of these characteristics are great for casting distance and for affecting a bait’s action. Using the Palomar Knot and doubling over the line, will stop the knot from slipping, once lubricated, and cinched down tight.