Knot question - Braid to floro and/or Mono

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Knot question - Braid to floro and/or Mono

Postby Lugnut » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:17 pm

I am thinking of putting braid on one of my dropshot rod/reel combos. Up until this point I have only used braid for throwing Frogs and Punching. But the thought of minimal line twist, gets me very happy.......My question is when it comes to a knot. I will be connecting braid (8lb. or 10lb.) to floro and sometimes mono (6lb. or 8lb.). I am looking for EASY and STRONG. Right now I believe the Surgeons Knot fits the bill. Any other suggestions, and or tips?
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Re: Knot question - Braid to floro and/or Mono

Postby C.GANN » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:28 pm

here's a link to knots , my help you
http://www.netknots.com/html/fishing_knots.html

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Re: Knot question - Braid to floro and/or Mono

Postby crazychuy » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:18 pm

You might want to search this forum for some more 411 on this subject because I know it's been asked before, not to be rude.

But I personally prefer the double uni knot. As long as you don't go short on how many turns to do on each side you can't get much simpler and once you've tied it a few times it gets quick in no time flat. Remember, more turns on the braid side then the flouro side.

Another one that Bill Siemantel showed me that I like because it's more streamlined is the double albright. I'm still trying to practice it so I can be quick at it.

That's my 2 cents.

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Re: Knot question - Braid to floro and/or Mono

Postby Morgan » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:46 pm

I've been using the double uni but when I'm hung up, it breaks at the knot every time, not at the hook. I just found this one that is reported to 100% and goes through the guides better. I gonna try it.

http://www.sportfishingmag.com/techniqu ... 21967.html

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Re: Knot question - Braid to floro and/or Mono

Postby Paul W » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:48 pm

Albright knot. Pretty easy to tie and super strong. I use it for my braid to fluoro connections in saltwater. Caught tons of big Reds, Snook, False Albies, Cobia, Jacks, Tarpon, etc etc etc on it...and of course Bass!

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Re: Knot question - Braid to floro and/or Mono

Postby acm95301 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:31 pm

The current knot wars champion is the Albright knot with an average 13lb break strength, but Alot of guys use the double uniknot about 10lb break strength.
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Re: Knot question - Braid to floro and/or Mono

Postby ScottyJ » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:29 pm

Ive got all my setups done with braid and tie on leaders as needed. I use the tony pena knot and have had great success thus far. Its a little harder to tie using the lighter leaders but once you get the hang of it its awesome. Do a search for it and theres lots of how to diagrams and videos on how to tie it.
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Re: Knot question - Braid to floro and/or Mono

Postby Sacto John » Wed Mar 31, 2010 5:58 am

+1 on the Tony Pena knot

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Re: Knot question - Braid to floro and/or Mono

Postby S. Bailey » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:35 am

uni splice !!!
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Re: Knot question - Braid to floro and/or Mono

Postby L Dub » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:27 am

for drop shotting use a swivel. You'll have a lot less line twist.

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Re: Knot question - Braid to floro and/or Mono

Postby Jim Conlow Sr. » Thu Apr 01, 2010 6:04 am

I have been using the double uni for about 10 years and cannot remember a single failure.


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