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Old 02-08-2019, 12:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best knot for tying on flouro leader to braid?

I am curious what people use to tie fluoro leader to braid. I have been liking braid more, but have noticed inconsistencies in the strength of my knot.

I am using 20LB fireline and 8,10, or 15 LB fluoro leaders and am tying an Albright knot. Sometimes it seems really strong, and other times it breaks off real easy. Maybe I just suck at the knot, but I am wondering what other people use.
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Old 02-08-2019, 12:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For that line size, a double uni knot works well. 6 wraps on the braided line and 5 wraps on the mono/fluorocarbon. For thicker line, you might try the FG knot.
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I use This : ALBERTO KNOT ...
Easy to tie... even in the wind.

https://youtu.be/J56O3CZVu7M
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For that line size, a double uni knot works well. 6 wraps on the braided line and 5 wraps on the mono/fluorocarbon. For thicker line, you might try the FG knot.
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Old 02-09-2019, 08:25 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I use a small barrel swivel. Easy to tie, line doesn't cut/ break. Line twist is virtually eliminated. Works for me. i use short leaders like 18-24" so my rod guides don't get jacked up by the barrel swivel.
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Old 02-09-2019, 01:02 PM   #7 (permalink)
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x3 if I absolutely need a leader. 95% of the time it's just straight braid. Haven't been convinced that a leader is necessary unless I'm fishing for toothy critters....
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Thanks for the advice all. I have thought about trying the swivel method. The only concern I have is the lake I fish the most has super clear water. That being said you never know unless you try. Maybe 24" of leader is enough.
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Troutbiscuit,
I too stopped using a leader on my braid many years ago. I usually fish lighter line, 4# or 6# but have not used a leader for 10+ years and see no disadvantage. Most of my spin fishing has been on the Frying Pan as well as the Ark in very clear water, in the South Park lakes I also go w/o a tippet, I tie the braid directly to a small snap, no swivel, with an improved clinch knot. I do use the Albright exclusively salt water snook fishing, I've found a minimum of 12 wraps insures it won't pull apart.
A good knot link
https://www.animatedknots.com/
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Old 03-04-2019, 02:26 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I'm with Linh on the double-uni. I usually fish relatively light line for an application and can't recall ever having a break at the knot.
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