Try improved cinch or San Diego knot to swivels/plugs/spinners etc. and egg loop knot to single hooks or double/triple hook rigid tie mooching leaders. Moisten knots before you pull them tight. Any knot source book or web page should have good directions. Hope this helps.
Palomar, it works on large line verry well and you have a small knot that Will Not Slip or brake. Just wet it before you tighten it. It is almost the only knot I have used for 3 years now and have never had one fail.
I agree with Sturg. Tom...the Palomar Knot is the best for holding the line strength. I have tested this myself on a machine and it is quick to tie and still works on 40-50 lb mono. Just make sure to wet it down.
I have used just your standard cinch knot for years, it works always, dont try any fancy knots, just twist, put it in th bottom twist, moisten and tighten, it works every time, I like about 5 or 6 twists, but three is enough.
I now have the tugging sensation that can ONLY be relieved by sitting in my Boulton @ Chan. marker 75-77 & waiting for one of those beautiful nooks to play games w/ me. I will try all of these knots, & thanks again. If you see me ( Second Chance) yell or something.