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Occasionally yes, with spinning tackle. I'm still not certain the exact cause but seems to have to do with the way I make the cast. Maybe it's when I keep the rod tip up on a strong cast. Dunno really. It's not a regular problem.

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do you have problems with the hit of leader knot on the rod guide ?

Not really.  I've used several knots, triple surgeons, nail, Alberto (my favorite), uni to uni, allbright, etc.

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I use the alberto knot as well, i think from J Francho's suggestion. I love it, and have no issues with the knot on spinning or baitcasting gear.

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I can definitely tell when the knot hits the tip-top (guide) but it's not an issue in any way.  I've used the uni to uni and now the Alberto (also my favorite; no going back) and they both feel similarly but it's not an issue of any sort (to me).

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Here is a tip for braid to fluoro or mono leader:  Leave a 1/4" tag on the braided mainline, and fray it into a little white poof ball.  You now have a strike indicator.

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im a personal fan of the blood knot. just make sure to wet it and tighten it down real good and get those tag ends cut short

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I use a 6 turn uni-knot for attaching a leader and after I tie the knots and pull the tag ends with a lot of effort, I pull the lines very hard to get the connection as small and tight as possible. Then I cut the tag ends flush with each knot. Cutting the tag ends flush has reduced the tip hangups considerably on retrieve and I have never had a problem when casting.

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thank you very much, I have another question.  what is the kind of rod do you use in the leaders of 6' or more?..spinning or baitcast?..

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I use a 6 turn uni-knot for attaching a leader and after I tie the knots and pull the tag ends with a lot of effort, I pull the lines very hard to get the connection as small and tight as possible. Then I cut the tag ends flush with each knot. Cutting the tag ends flush has reduced the tip hangups considerably on retrieve and I have never had a problem when casting.

That is works best for me. I notice the knot when it travels through the tip top but have never had it hang up.

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Try a double UNI...goes through the guides with ease..and it's strong.. :D

I use it for braid with a fluro leader.

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The animated knots link RW put up there is a good one, just look at how the Blood Knot's tag ends are 90-degrees to the line in either direction. Helps with any issues of the knot hitting the guides. A well tied knot, whether Uni-, Alberto, Blood, or whatever won't impede casting or retrieving one bit.

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