This video will show you how to tie the strongest version of the San Diego Jam knot when using braided line. Although the standard version is good, a couple easy improvements will make it even stronger.

Best of all, this video was created while we were performing a detailed analysis of the most popular fishing knots used by the saltwater fishing community. To see the results, just click on the link below:

http://www.saltstrong.com/the-strongest-fishing-knot-contest/

In the contest, we tested out the top 4 knots in head-to-head match ups where they are tied against one another for an undisputed winner to be hailed. Here are the 4 knots we tested for this braid to swivel/hook category:

Uni Knot (customized for braid)
Palamar Knot
Improved Clinch Knot
San Diego Jam Knot

Results for the results of all category tests can be found here:

http://www.saltstrong.com/the-strongest-fishing-knot-contest/

12 Comments

  1. ALAS_K CHANNEL

    January 29, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Like it 🙏🏻

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  2. jayrough

    January 29, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Will this knot work great for fluoro?

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  3. Rakesh Talwar

    January 29, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    This circle hook is perfect along with the knot. I'm impressed. Please help with the size of this hook

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  4. Joe Bowyer

    January 29, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Been using this knot forever along with palomar. Had to teach my kids how to tie a knot and this was the easiest for them besides the palomar

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  5. Julian Mazer

    January 29, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    whats funny is that i tied this knot by accident, thinking i was tying a uni knot, but this knot is strong and you can pack more wraps on it and cinch it down easier than normal clinch knot

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  6. Marius Bartolome

    January 29, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    does saliva weakens line/knot

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  7. nLK

    January 29, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    I don't know if you left it out just in the video, but you should tighten the tag end a lot more than you did. It's what keeps the knot from slipping the most. This is the only knot I use to connect to swivels/hooks etc. I've never had it slip on braid, mono, or fluoro. Basic rule of thumb with the knot, thinner line, more wraps, and about 50% more than that with braid.

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  8. Scott P.

    January 29, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    So this modified knot will not slip with braid like the original san diego jam knot does?

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  9. Kevin Jimenez

    January 29, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Would you recommend this for tying 20lb flurocarbon to a 6inch swimbait?

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  10. Mark Creighton

    January 29, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    I like this knot better than the palomar for big plugs with lots of trebles.

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  11. RJ Bates

    January 29, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Good video!  Thanks a bunch!

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  12. julie owenson

    January 29, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    Superb thanks

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