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What knot to tie for a leader?

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What knots are good to tie, when connecting mono to braid?

I've tried the blood not uni to uni and a few others, but on all of them, the braid seams to cut through the mono when I set the hook, it's costing me some good fish!

Thanks!

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you must be tying something wrong because that's never happened to me before. The only time the knot breaks on my leader is when I get hung up and break it off intentionally. I use 30lb braid to 14lb fluoro with a uni to uni knot.

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uni to uni. Should work fine if you tie it right.

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The beauty of a Uni to Uni is that it doesn't cut into the other line.  Perhaps the issue is line diameter?  If the braid is significantly smaller in diameter than the leader, then I use a spider hitch knot to double the braid before tying a U2U connection.

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I have tried them all and the Alberto's knot is what works best for me.

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The beauty of a Uni to Uni is that it doesn't cut into the other line. Perhaps the issue is line diameter? If the braid is significantly smaller in diameter than the leader, then I use a spider hitch knot to double the braid before tying a U2U connection.

That makes seams, 50lb braid 40lb fluorocarbon (for snook)

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There is only one leader knot as far as I am concerned. Opposing nail knot...line diameter does not matter... I have tied 2lb leader to fly line..I have never broken or made this knot slip, you can tie it without the tool, but for a couple of bucks the tool makes it foolproof and easy. JMHO

watch this video....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgdQb958d28&NR=1

Ronnie

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i have been using the uni-uni for a very long time,braid to mono/flouro. mono/flouro, and i have never,never seen the knot break.i've seen the line break before the knot,and after it.but never seen it break AT the knot. not to be a S.A. but you sure your tying it right? how many "turns" are you using? i usally use 5 to 4 ratio,5 turns main line,4 for the leader. i just re-read your post,if your braid is cutting through your leader you are not using a uni-uni,sounds like your using a clinch knot to clinch knot.

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There is only one leader knot as far as I am concerned. Opposing nail knot...line diameter does not matter... I have tied 2lb leader to fly line..I have never broken or made this knot slip, you can tie it without the tool, but for a couple of bucks the tool makes it foolproof and easy. JMHO

watch this video....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgdQb958d28&NR=1

Ronnie

Man, thanks a lot for that.  Looks like an awesome product.

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