Best braid to fluoro connection knot?

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Best braid to fluoro connection knot?

Post by ogrich31 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:23 pm

Super thin braid to 2lb fluoro/mono, what connection knots do you guys use?

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Re: Best braid to fluoro connection knot?

Post by HobeyBaker » Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:38 pm

FG

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Re: Best braid to fluoro connection knot?

Post by NorCoMike » Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:20 am

I usually use the alberto knot with the braid doubled when I wrap the mono or flouro leader.

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Re: Best braid to fluoro connection knot?

Post by Alphahawk » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:30 am

Because of older age......fumbling fingers....good eyesight, but with age it gets harder to see small lines....I use either a 3 or 5 turn surgeons knot. I also use a Daiwa Figure Eight tool to tie this knot....saves me a lot of time and frustration. I have tested both these knots on my Bouz Drag Checker and the knots are as strong as line rating.

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Re: Best braid to fluoro connection knot?

Post by poisonokie » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:20 am

NorCoMike wrote:I usually use the alberto knot with the braid doubled when I wrap the mono or flouro leader.
This. 7up 3dn. I can't comment on the surgeon's knot which may be better. For me, the doubled braid Alberto is easy to tie and strong enough that I haven't felt the need to try anything else. I like it much better than a double-uni, that much I can say.
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Re: Best braid to fluoro connection knot?

Post by Edward78 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:43 am

Alberto knot for me always with braid to fluoro connections

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Re: Best braid to fluoro connection knot?

Post by Strewth » Tue Feb 19, 2019 10:56 am

FG

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Re: Best braid to fluoro connection knot?

Post by Knotty » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:36 pm

Depends on the reel. For spinning I use an Alberto. For BFS an FG knot because its slimmer profile goes thru the guides easier and avoids birds nests with really light lures.

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Re: Best braid to fluoro connection knot?

Post by Creekin » Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:22 pm

I always use the Alberto knot. Used the FG a couple times but it's a pain for me to tie easily. I can tie the Alberto in a fraction of the time and have had better luck with it. I have found that with light braid to fluoro/mono I have better luck tying a good knot when I wrap 8-10 up and 8-10 down, pulling tight with the standing ends, then pulling the tag ends tight. With heavier braid to fluoro/mono, I can get away with 5/6 up and down and still have a strong knot.

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Re: Best braid to fluoro connection knot?

Post by rt dak » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:00 pm

Double uni

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Re: Best braid to fluoro connection knot?

Post by mthao105 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:54 pm

Modified Albright/Alberto knot for me

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Re: Best braid to fluoro connection knot?

Post by reason162 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:54 am

FG is a terrible knot for light line applications. For one, many of the "nano" braids are very slick and biting into light floro leader is difficult. But more importantly, a single-strand finger-trap style knot...requires a fair bit of tensioning to bite properly.

The last thing you want to do is pre-stress your 2lb leader to that extent, before even hitting the water.

The "half alberto" or Shin Fukae alberto variation is all the knot you need for light braid to leader connections. The leader is doubled up, only 6-8 wraps to cinch down and bite, and you don't have to pull on the knot nearly as hard to finish it properly.

Just my $0.02.

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Re: Best braid to fluoro connection knot?

Post by SteveSchmelzle » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:09 pm

surgeon knot.

can tie it in the cold. can tie it in the dark.
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Re: Best braid to fluoro connection knot?

Post by DirtyD64 » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:56 pm

I'm not using line that light, but with 6lb Sufix Nanobraid or 8lb Sufix 832 both to 7lb and 5lb Sunline FC Sniper I do just fine with the Alberto knot most times. Not long ago I had issues tying in the cold though, lost 2 drop shot rigs casting due to poor knots. I gave up and just did a good ole double uni instead and fished the rest of the day fine, never retying. Caught plenty of fish, knot passed through guides fine, even pulled snags loose with no issues.

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Re: Best braid to fluoro connection knot?

Post by ultralight » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:45 am

Which leads to two questions:

1. Anyone using 2 or 3 lbs fluoro/mono use the FG knot?

2. And can such FG know pass through size 3.0 guides just fine? We are talking tiny tiny guides, but they are still a lot larger than the FG know.

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