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what knot do you use to attach braid to flourocarbon?

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I use uni to uni. 11 wraps on the braid & 8 wraps on the FC. Haven't had it give out on me yet, and I've pulled the boat around a few times.

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I plan on spooling one of my BC with braid this year and have been practicing with some old Spiderwire that I have had forever. I thought I would use the double Uni, but I just can't seem to master it. RW's Alberto's knot is far easier to tie IMHO. It seems to be very strong. Thanks RW.

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I use a Uni-knot to join any line to any other line, all the time (fresh & salt) :D

The only time I bother with any other knot is for Rig-Typing

for example dropper lines (for out-rigging), palomar knots (for dropshotting), sinker loops, etc.

Roger

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I use a Uni-knot to join any line to any other line, all the time (fresh & salt) :D

The only time I bother with any other knot is for Rig-Typing

for example dropper lines (for out-rigging), palomar knots (for dropshotting), sinker loops, etc.

Roger

Roger I would like to use this knot based on its approval rating, but I just don't seem to have the dexterity to do it.  :-[ Maybe I can just get my wife to learn it and tie it for me. I'm just not sure my fragile ego will allow that though... ::)

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I use a Uni-knot to join any line to any other line, all the time (fresh & salt) :D

The only time I bother with any other knot is for Rig-Typing

for example dropper lines (for out-rigging), palomar knots (for dropshotting), sinker loops, etc.

Roger

Roger I would like to use this knot based on its approval rating, but I just don't seem to have the dexterity to do it. :-[ Maybe I can just get my wife to learn it and tie it for me. I'm just not sure my fragile ego will allow that though... ::)

Haha. I've had my wife learn the alberto knot. I had to practive with shoelaces before morving to the tinsel.

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X 2...except on my swimbait rig I use 8 turns on the braid side.

Uni-uni knot with 6 turns on both sides. A properly tied knot for that application will not slip so no coating/glue is needed.

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I use a Uni-knot to join any line to any other line, all the time (fresh & salt) :D

The only time I bother with any other knot is for Rig-Typing

for example dropper lines (for out-rigging), palomar knots (for dropshotting), sinker loops, etc.

Roger

Roger I would like to use this knot based on its approval rating, but I just don't seem to have the dexterity to do it. :-[ Maybe I can just get my wife to learn it and tie it for me. I'm just not sure my fragile ego will allow that though... ::)

Knot-tying is one place where I have my wife beat, the only thing she's better at is catching bass ;D

Like any knot, the more times you tie it, the better you become.

It's always best to practice with heavy nylon monofilament line.

The directions for a knot are always more foreboding than actually tying the knot (here goes nothing):

UNI-KNOT (right-hand version)

> Thread at least 6 of line thru the eye

> Fold the line tightly around the eye by clamping the thumb and forefinger of the left-hand

over the eye (the tag-end & standing line should be lying side-by-side together)

> Grasp the middle of the tag-end between the thumb and forefinger of the right-hand

and form a loop in the tag-end by pushing toward the eye while rolling the line between the fingers

> Transfer the loop thus formed into the left-hand by tucking it between the thumb and forefinger

     (everything is now under the thumb and forefinger of the left-hand, and the right-hand is free)

> The looped tag-end will appear like the number 6, and should now be adjusted

  with the right-hand so the bottom loop of the "6" and the upper leg of the "6" are the same size.

> Finally, wind the tag-end through the loop at least six turns moving away from the eye

     (more turns are fine, but not necessary)

> Close the knot 'snugly' before the final tightening and it will 'never' slip (snugly = never)

> Trim the tag-end within 1/8 of knot.

Roger

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