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Luckyloser
04-29-2019, 09:28 PM
Should I tie a knot that leaves a small loop so the jig can move freely or tie a knot directly to the jig and cinch it down so the jig hangs exactly how I want it to be everytime?


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ET Fish
04-29-2019, 09:41 PM
I use a loop knot.

Zman
04-29-2019, 09:49 PM
What about using a swivel dose that as good as a loop knot ?


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deathb4disco
04-29-2019, 10:07 PM
Should I tie a knot that leaves a small loop so the jig can move freely or tie a knot directly to the jig ...

Depends on who you ask. I always tie direct.

INDyak
04-29-2019, 10:34 PM
On jigs I use a loop knot. Minners I tie a palomar directly to the hook...just my :twocents. Ymmv

silverside
04-29-2019, 10:49 PM
I was always a firm believer in a tight improved clinch knot. Last year I tried using the loop knot. I will not go back to a tight knot on a jig again. I believe the action of the jig improves with a loop.

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Luckyloser
04-29-2019, 11:06 PM
I was always a firm believer in a tight improved clinch knot. Last year I tried using the loop knot. I will not go back to a tight knot on a jig again. I believe the action of the jig improves with a loop.

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That was what an old man told me he said if you donít have a loop for the jig to bounce and move more naturally you wonít catch as many. They also sold tiny clips that you tie on with a regular knot and clip your jig into a small loop. The clips were very small about the size of an o-ring on a crankbait lip. They are awesome for changing jigs without re tying every time.


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Jamesdean
04-29-2019, 11:22 PM
Ive used the Loop knot for a long time. It allows the lure to move as designed to.

Crestliner08
04-30-2019, 04:59 AM
I'd recommend the loop over the direct tie. Doing so appears to give the jig a more natural swimming action, in my opinion. But the game is all about confidence! Whatever helps you achieve the confidence level you need to get the job done.

Just so you know, I do NOT use a loop knot. I don't like the idea of the eye of the jig sliding (and abrading) the line inside the loop. But I do use a loop, just not the kind you are thinking about. I use Mustad Snap Hooks instead. These tiny, almost weightless clips (which were designed by & for fly fishermen), are tied directly on the end of my line. Thereby giving me not only the "loop" effect, but it also allows me to quickly change jigs. I hate having to re-tie all the time. :)

Search Results for snap hooks (https://www.jannsnetcraft.com/Search/snap%20hooks.aspx)

huntinslabs
04-30-2019, 05:19 AM
I use a loop knot unless vertical jigging then I tie a tight knot. Just how I roll.

Ketchn
04-30-2019, 05:38 AM
loop knot …...ketch me if you can :Rofl

Wilk816
04-30-2019, 05:48 AM
Overhanded Loop is very easy to tie. Any advantages of tying a different loop knot over this one? Example, non slip loop knot instead of Overhanded?

shipahoy41
04-30-2019, 05:58 AM
Should I tie a knot that leaves a small loop so the jig can move freely or tie a knot directly to the jig and cinch it down so the jig hangs exactly how I want it to be everytime?


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Loop knot of a small size oo Duo Lock hook snap.

cva34
04-30-2019, 07:48 AM
Handy but looks like a BOOGER on jig! Thats what a swivel look like...Just My Take

trypman1
04-30-2019, 08:28 AM
I use small snaps and Fas snaps!

JigRigPreacher
04-30-2019, 08:43 AM
I use small snaps and Fas snaps!

X2! Med or small Fas Snaps


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Crestliner08
04-30-2019, 10:17 AM
X2! Med or small Fas Snaps


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I find the FasSnaps use a really thick wire. Don't like that heavy a connect on my jigs. Besides, unless you're a Rockerfeller, they cost an arm & leg! Here's a much lighter and less expensive option:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074TDVBNP/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

slowhand
04-30-2019, 11:10 AM
So what knot do you use to tie the snaps to your line?

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Techno2000
04-30-2019, 02:59 PM
I find the FasSnaps use a really thick wire. Don't like that heavy a connect on my jigs. Besides, unless you're a Rockerfeller, they cost an arm & leg! Here's a much lighter and less expensive option:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074TDVBNP/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Those look like they would catch a lot of debris.

PS I took your advice and started using a black jig a with split shot above it, and slow
rolling just off the bottom. The big gills have been nailing it ...thanks.

JigRigPreacher
04-30-2019, 03:34 PM
I find the FasSnaps use a really thick wire. Don't like that heavy a connect on my jigs. Besides, unless you're a Rockerfeller, they cost an arm & leg! Here's a much lighter and less expensive option:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074TDVBNP/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Someone is ripping off Amazon buyers on the real Fas Snaps! I typically buy them locally for around .99 a 6 pack (No-Knot Fas-snap)...


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JigRigPreacher
04-30-2019, 04:03 PM
I find the FasSnaps use a really thick wire. Don't like that heavy a connect on my jigs. Besides, unless you're a Rockerfeller, they cost an arm & leg! Here's a much lighter and less expensive option:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074TDVBNP/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Fas-Snaps are super light!

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Don Fischer
04-30-2019, 04:45 PM
Calling on my vast experience at crappie fishing, twice now, I'd call the best knot the surgeon's knot. I think that's what it's called. Run the line through the eye of the hook. Te a slip knot in the end and put the hook, jig through the loop in the slip knot and pull it tight. Learned to do that fly fishing for trout! There the best knot settled once and for all. Your more than welcome. You may find this hard to believe but as a kid, about 6 or 7 yrs old, my knot for tying on hooks was several simple overhand knots! We were still taking 4" fish home in those days. Even some three inch fish. Ah heck, we took everything home then!

catchNgrease
04-30-2019, 05:35 PM
A cinch not will work as well as a cinch knot if and only if you are dilligent in adjusting the knot after each fish pull, snag or the likes that has changed the angle of the bait hanging. I am not so I choose to use a loop knot. I find the knot that Richard Gene uses to be very fast and very strong. And it had improved my catch rate with jigs.

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Crestliner08
04-30-2019, 06:00 PM
So what knot do you use to tie the snaps to your line?

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For over 50 years I only use the Trilene knot to make solid connections. The double eye turn on the Trilene just gives me a bit more confidence.

Techno2000
04-30-2019, 06:22 PM
I use small snaps and Fas snaps!

I got my post to you, confused with Crestliner08 post, about the black jig.

Don Fischer
04-30-2019, 09:14 PM
On the more honest side, I'm not really sure the knot you tie matter's that much. I've used the Palomar and some say it's the best going. I've used the cinch and the improved cinch. Don't understand the need for the improved version the original never failed me. Then fly fishing got me going with the surgeon knot and for jig's it's my most used knot. If I don't use the surgeon knot then it just depends on what I feel like tying. I'm not so sure tying a bunch of granny's is really all that good an idea but, as a kid it worked on those 3 and 4 inch bluegills!

shipahoy41
05-01-2019, 06:19 AM
So what knot do you use to tie the snaps to your line?

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Palomar

eagle 1
05-01-2019, 06:34 AM
loop /jigging , Palomar casting . :twocents

hdhntr
05-01-2019, 07:36 AM
I've used same simple overhand knots forever and caught tons of fish but now trying all these others but when they are biting and in hurry revert back to my go to. Usually use the 7 twists and go thru the hole knots now, whatever those are called. it's all good but am trying to find a loop knot that is easy peasey as I jig most of the time.

SuperDave336
05-01-2019, 07:48 AM
I always use a loop knot like Richard Gene shows in this video.


https://youtu.be/cXqIPXWbk-4

Techno2000
05-01-2019, 09:01 AM
I've used same simple overhand knots forever and caught tons of fish but now trying all these others but when they are biting and in hurry revert back to my go to. Usually use the 7 twists and go thru the hole knots now, whatever those are called. it's all good but am trying to find a loop knot that is easy peasey as I jig most of the time.

The surgeon's loop in my opinion is the easiest way.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMtl25-mmXk

Pac in Arkansas
05-01-2019, 09:12 AM
I use a loop knot unless vertical jigging then I tie a tight knot. Just how I roll.

I'm just the opposite. I use a loop for vertical and a clinch knot when casting.