Or any heavier line if you want, but i just want to ask, what would be a good general knot for tying 80lb line to a hook, swivel sinker etc?
Uni knot all the way for every thing
I use the Snell knot for the hook connection, then to the swivel I use a Clinch knot. I also often use crimps.
I find that some lines will work well with one knot better then another .
Suffix zippy snells well and works great with a uni knot but I cant get a clinch knot to work well for me….
Try out the various suggestions of snell/uni/clich etc and see what works best for the line you have .
http://www.animatedknots.com/indexfishi … dknots.com
Lots of different ones in there to try out.
Cheers guys, got the 80lb leader from the warehouse! ryoshi, though it snapped out of the case and got tangles, spen about 2 hours untangling it all for the sake of $10 of line.
cheers guys i tested and found the snell is great for attaching the hook, and uni knot is good for swivels.
80lb is easy enough to tie simple knots etc in, but once you get to the heavier line you’re probably better off with crimps.