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What typ of knot is best for typing a heavy test braid to a Flourocarbon leader? 

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Depending on who replies, the answer will likely be: Uni-Uni, FG, Alberto/Modified Albright, Albright, Seaguar, Blood, or J knot :lol: The best one is likely going to be the one you tie best. If you can't tie a good knot, it doesn't matter how strong someone else says it is. Personally, I pretty much stick to just the Alberto, with the random FG, Seaguar or 'J' knot thrown in for variety and testing purposes.

-T9

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i like the uni to uni, but team9 is right on in saying the best one is the one you tie best

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Best is a relative term and team9nine is spot on with his reply. I use the Albright Special due to how easy it is to tie and for me how strong it is. When out on a kayak and dealing with the waves,wind, and everything else I need a quick leader knot and this one fits the bill for me. It passes through all the guides on my rods 'semi micro' without any issues. I sometimes have a leader long enough that the knot is below the first guide when casting.

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In the shallow, stained, vegitation filled soup bowl lakes I fish in down here I rarely tie a leader. The only exception would be when Carolina rigging which really doesn't answer your question. When I take the kids tho I will always tie a leader for them and use the uni to uni.

"9" is exactly right. 

 

Mike

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If I feel I NEED one on the water I usually go with a Uni-Uni and tie a short one. It's a really simple leader knot and works fine most of the time for me. If I am at home preparing to fish at a later date, I tie an FG and tie a long leader that will last many trips. 

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I only use the Alberto knot, but t-9 is right about using whatever knot you tie best.

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My best knot is the alberto, but I'm going to experiment with the j  and fg  knot.

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I use a uni-uni knot. I have issues, but I think it mostly stems from the braid being smaller diameter than the leader. 

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I've been using the alberto, but have been having issues with it lately for some reason. Lost 2 baits during cast from the knot either breaking or slipping.

I'm going to start trying the uni-uni for awhile to see if I like that better.

LC

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FG here.  Alberto in the few instances it won't work well (Knot 2 Kinky leader).

Team9nine is exact right.  Which one do you tie best?

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On 5/26/2016 at 4:36 PM, Mike L said:

In the shallow, stained, vegitation filled soup bowl lakes I fish in down here I rarely tie a leader.

 

 

Me either. But it isn't all salad here. It's more tannin stained.

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+1 for the Albright Special.

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I use Alberto. Make sure you "set" the knot after cinching down by holding both stands of leader and pulling hard on the braided mainline. That prevents slipping. Tied properly it is a very small knot.

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