Best Braid To Fluoro Connection
Posted April 26 2012 - 07:39 PM
Posted April 26 2012 - 08:14 PM
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Posted April 26 2012 - 08:21 PM
When Fishing,I practice C.P.R. (Catch, Photograph and Release)
Dinks are Dinks...Be easy on em, they cant help it
Posted April 26 2012 - 08:29 PM
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Posted April 26 2012 - 10:45 PM
Posted April 26 2012 - 10:56 PM
Posted April 26 2012 - 11:40 PM
So do you cast this knot through the guides? Do you retie after so long? Sorry if these questions seem stupid, but I only use braid on my musky setups. Does this not wear the knot?
I cast it through the guides. I usually tie a 2 foot leader and that's plenty for a day of changing out lures, reties, what have you.
Posted April 27 2012 - 12:44 AM
Posted April 27 2012 - 02:37 AM
Nothing fancy on hook or swivel knots, ordinary clinch for a mono or leader connection, and I use an improved clinch with an extra wrap for braid connections, lures get a loop knot, always with a leader. Knot failures don't happen often.
Posted April 27 2012 - 06:42 AM
X2 - this is not as much a knot as it is a wrap, if that makes any sense? With any regular knot you have line crossing over itself. There is no such cross over with the Alberto (essentially a double Albright), consequently, there is no cutting into itself. This is a very secure line joint that has surely proven itself over the years. Just ask any saltwater fisherman about it.
Alberto knot is all I use for joining braid to mono or floro. I throw $100.00 Swimbaits with this knot and I have not had one failure at the knot.
The plus here is also that it is a slimmer joint (although longer) and seems to flow though the guides easier. The Uni/Uni "clicks" going through the guides, possibly creating wear on this knot joint. I know a lot of guys that use the Uni knot joint, so maybe it's a stretch saying that this perceived wear is a factor at all. I'm just not sure. For now, I'm very pleased with the Alberto.
Finally, if I'm not topwater fishing, I'm adding some kind of leader to my braided rigs. And I make this leader at least 6' - 8' long. To me, this also reduces stress on the joint vs. using a shorter leader.
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