Best knot for braid to thick leader (not FG)

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Re: Best knot for braid to thick leader (not FG)

Post by Seb85 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:40 pm

bluewater81 wrote:
frozenpod wrote:Do you double the line with Yucatan?
Hey mate, same as this video. I only use 4 knots these days and mostly 3.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP6ieyPj_ss
I have never tried Yucatan knot. I shall try.

Seems like majority agrees that FG is the best and thinnest.
I still can't get over the fact that if I don't do the FG properly (not tight enough), the leader can slip. Happened once and traumatic.



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Re: Best knot for braid to thick leader (not FG)

Post by frozenpod » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:52 pm

Seb85 wrote:
bluewater81 wrote:
frozenpod wrote:Do you double the line with Yucatan?
Hey mate, same as this video. I only use 4 knots these days and mostly 3.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AP6ieyPj_ss
I have never tried Yucatan knot. I shall try.

Seems like majority agrees that FG is the best and thinnest.
I still can't get over the fact that if I don't do the FG properly (not tight enough), the leader can slip. Happened once and traumatic.

Yucatan is fairly weak unless you double the braid.

Improved Albright is the second thinnest and second strongest if the FG is perfect.

The most important consideration is how well you can tie the knot. No point using a brilliant knot if you cant tie it well.

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Re: Best knot for braid to thick leader (not FG)

Post by dazz999 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:04 pm

Jay375 wrote:Improved albright knot, never had one fail caught over 60 cod in excess of 1 metre and a few over the 100 pound mark, not one failure, also use is for the salt no failures there either
bang on improved albright

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