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Joining Two Lines
« on: May 02, 2017, 08:39:15 PM »
Not sure what kind of knot everyone uses to join two lines, but I tried this one tonight and I really like it!





After ignoring braided line for the last 20 years, I'm gonna give it another try. So tonight I spooled up a spinning rod with braid and then tied a fluoro leader to it using this exact knot.


Give it a try. I think you'll like it  :nod:

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Re: Joining Two Lines
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2017, 08:34:09 AM »
Im at work so I cant see the video, but I swear by the FG knot. For finesse fishing its becoming a go to to use really light braid with a fluoro leader. That knot is super strong and is very thin. No issues going through guides or coming on and off the spool.

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Re: Joining Two Lines
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2017, 01:05:17 PM »
Been using the FG knot also but hear good things about the Alberto also :thumbup:

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Re: Joining Two Lines
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2017, 01:09:59 PM »
Curt i switched to braid last year on my spinning rods and won't go back. I'm using 10lb & 15lb braid with a floro leader.

No more line twist and loops 8)

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Re: Joining Two Lines
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2017, 08:47:09 AM »
Quick note. For braid I traditionally liked power pro spectra for power fishing because its abrasiveness to cut through vegetation (just never around wood). For this application I prefer smoother types of braid like the power pro smooth or right now sunline is my go to 12-15 lb.

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Re: Joining Two Lines
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2017, 10:37:39 AM »
Curt i switched to braid last year on my spinning rods and won't go back. I'm using 10lb & 15lb braid with a floro leader.

No more line twist and loops 8)

I will probably switch at least one more spinning outfit to braid soon. I will still leave one or two setup with mono, though, no doubt.  :yes:

For the rod I rigged with braid I tried the Mustad braid in 15 lb. test. I was hoping to find 10 lb. test, but Wal-Mart didn't have any and I couldn't wait for an order to come by mail, since I need to use the setup this weekend.

I'm hoping the Mustad line will work well. I'll let everyone know how I like it after I've used it for a while.

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Re: Joining Two Lines
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2017, 10:48:12 AM »
The FG knot looks good!


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Re: Joining Two Lines
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2017, 02:37:49 PM »
For a lot of years now I've been using the Alberto knot. I can even tie it out in the boat with a stiff breeze, with no difficulty. All it takes is practice and I couldn't recommend it more. It is not actually a knot; rather it is a braid of two lines. And like the gentleman says in his video, it's like the old Crackerjack's box toy, the finger cuff. The tighter it gets the more secure the knot becomes. Foolproof it there ever was such a thing.
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Re: Joining Two Lines
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2017, 12:00:29 PM »
I have used the Albright knot since I started using braid lines many years ago.  I have never had it fail. :thumbup:
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Re: Joining Two Lines
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2017, 11:53:25 AM »
I have used the Albright knot since I started using braid lines many years ago.  I have never had it fail. :thumbup:

Cool. Seems like this is a pretty popular knot!