Non Slip Loop Knot vs. Canoe Man Loop Knot: Surprising Contest Results
Do you use a loop knot when rigging your artificial lures?
Then you’ve got to see these shocking non slip loop knot vs. canoe man loop knot results.
Normally, when I test two knots or types of line against each other, they’re pretty comparable.
But one aspect of this test was a real eye-opener (especially for those people who use fluorocarbon and the canoe man loop knot).
See the surprising results of this experiment in the video below.
Non Slip Loop Knot vs. Canoe Man Loop Knot [VIDEO]
- 20 lb. Ande Monofilament
- 20 lb. Seaguar Blue Label Fluorocarbon
- Mission Fishin Jig Head
- Z-Man Slam Shady
Here are the full results of the experiment:
How the canoe man performed with fluorocarbon vs. monofilament is one of the biggest differences in performance I’ve seen in a knot contest.
The canoe man loop knot was about 20% stronger when tied with monofilament than it was when tied with fluorocarbon.
And to make sure it wasn’t just a fluke with one brand, I used three different types of fluorocarbon.
So if you like to tie the canoe man loop knot, I definitely recommend going with monofilament.
But if you’re stuck on fluorocarbon, then I definitely recommend using a non slip loop knot.
Here are some other notable results:
Canoe Man Loop Knot vs. Non Slip Loop Knot (Tied With Monofilament)
These two knots were roughly the same strength when tied with monofilament (the canoe man was slightly stronger).
Using Saliva With Monofilament
Knots that were tied with monofilament where I did not use saliva were 5% stronger than knots where I did use saliva when cinching it down.
When using fluorocarbon there was just a 1% difference in strength, so as it turns out, you probably shouldn’t use saliva when cinching down your knots.
Cost of Monofilament vs. Fluorocarbon
Here are the costs per yard of the lines I tested:
Ande Monofilament (20 lbs): $0.10/yard
Seaguar Blue Label Fluorocarbon (20 lbs.): $0.40/yard
Seaguar Premier Fluorocarbon (20 lbs.): $0.46/yard
Yo-Zuri Fluorocarbon (20 lbs.): $0.43/yard
So even though fluorocarbon is 4x more expensive per yard, monofilament is actually stronger.
Plus, monofilament is more abrasion resistant, too.
I love finding surprises in my experiments like the canoe man loop knot – fluorocarbon relationship here.
It just goes to show that experiments like this are necessary if we want to be sure were armed with the best knots and gear when going fishing.
You can get Ande monofilament from our shop here.
Did this experiment surprise you?
Which of these knots do you prefer?
Which of these lines do you use?
Let me know down in the comments!
And if you have any questions or suggestions about this experiment, leave those down in the comments too!
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