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    Best knot to join braid/fluorocarbon
from Luke (  
6/10/2007 5:38:00 PM


 Just wondering if anybody has an answer as to what is the best knot to join braided line and a fluorocarbon leader and also is the risk high for losing fish in doing this if the knot is tied properly?

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   Uni to Uni knot from JonD (  6/10/2007 9:47:00 PM
 tied properly, is very secure. Use a couple extra turns on the braid side. But no matter what knot you use, or how well you tie it, you're gonna lose up to 50% of the original line strength.

   j-knot from RandyB (  6/10/2007 10:57:00 PM
 There's several that work. Some depend on your ability to snug it down without the braid bunching up. For me, I tested several and settled on the J-knot.

Manage your drag because the braid doesn't stretch (much if any). I broke off a fish today with 30# braid and 10#FC because I snapset it. It wouldn't have happened if my drag had been looser.

   Braid to Flouro knot from Texas_bullet (  6/10/2007 11:56:00 PM
 Google "Slim beauty knot". I find it easier to tie and haven't had the knot break or slip. Also goes through the line guides well.

   vote for the J knot from tnbasser (  6/11/2007 9:41:00 AM
 I've tried the double uni and the J knot. I think the J knot is a stronger connection and one I have alot of confidence in.

   Braid Knot from CCGaffer (  6/11/2007 10:47:00 AM
 I use a uni to uni knot with a dab of super glue. Give the glue a second and roll the knot between fingers with the glue. Use this in both fresh and saltwater 0 failures. Tight Lines....CCGaffer

   fireline/fluro from njjimbass (  6/11/2007 12:04:00 PM
 I had been using 10# fireline and 8# mono for my finesse fishing for years. I was using a regular blood knot for this and it worked well. When I switched to a fluro leader it kept slipping all the way out I had nothing but problems with this. I tried most of the above knots but had a hard time tying them well. I recently went back to the blood knot with 8 wraps on each side and it has worked out very well. I wet the line with saliva before starting and again before tightening. You must pull it tight very slowly. Once in a while the fluro will slip through but wetting the line first seems to have solved this. It remains fairly strong when done right and I find the blood knot much easier to tie.

   Depends... from KenB (  6/11/2007 12:26:00 PM
 ...on the diameters. For lines nearly the same diameter, uni to uni is fine. For lines of different diameters, albright works great. A dab of superglue is also a good idea, not just to prevent the knot slipping but to make the knot smooth.

   j knot from bill (  6/11/2007 9:55:00 PM
 does anybody have a link showing how to tie the j knot? thanks bill

   Albright from walleyehawger (  6/11/2007 10:56:00 PM
 I use the albright for joining my FC leader to my braid. I have had great luck with this knot for several years now. It is described in the Power Pro packaging, and can be found on several sites on the internet. It works great with any of the braids that I have used it with. However it is not too great with Fireline. I cannot get it to hold with Fireline.

   Here you go, Bill ! from Fishingelbow (  6/12/2007 1:53:00 AM,12746,472807,00.html Scrollthe bottom of the page.

   Line Leader awesome from Nitroman (  6/12/2007 10:39:00 PM
  Okay! I just fished the BFL on West Point Lake with this line leader combination using fireline crystal and 8 lb Silver thread flourocarbon. I could feel every little tick and bite with this knot. Not sure of the knot name but it works great. I broke off three times and never did the knot slip. The knot is small in profile and casts through the eye guides with no line snagging issues limiting casting distance. I can't think of every using any other line leader combo for finesse presentation or heavier jig presentation for fishing again. This knot will NOT SLIP! Also, after several times of tying off the knot it's fairly easy to tie.

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