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#11519569 - 04/03/16 07:19 PM Floro leader to braid
csbrad58 Offline
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Registered: 02/20/12
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So how many of y'all actually do this and have confidence in it? I've used the double uni knot and Alberto knot. I have about 20% hook up and the rest of the time it breaks or I guess comes loose. What do y'all use?
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#11519591 - 04/03/16 07:31 PM Re: Floro leader to braid [Re: csbrad58]
Cmack Offline
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Registered: 10/14/04
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Loc: Onalaska,Tx
Ive had terrible luck with Uni-Uni but since getting the Alberto down pat, I've not broken a leader off.
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#11519593 - 04/03/16 07:32 PM Re: Floro leader to braid [Re: csbrad58]
Jobucko Offline
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Registered: 06/06/11
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I use fluorocarbon leaders on all my rigs and all my rigs have braid. I am using 10#-30# braid and 15#&20# flurocarbon leader. I tie a surgeon's knot and have never lost a fish due to the knot failing. On rare occasions the surgeons knot will fail if I am snagged badly enough but most of the time the leader will break well below the knot.

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#11519606 - 04/03/16 07:38 PM Re: Floro leader to braid [Re: csbrad58]
Fork-Legend211 Offline
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Registered: 07/25/11
Posts: 2190
Loc: Fork
Alberto 100% confidence for me

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#11519610 - 04/03/16 07:38 PM Re: Floro leader to braid [Re: csbrad58]
csbrad58 Offline
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Alright thanks guess I'll try the surgeons next. My buddy ties the Alberto and never has a problem so I guess just getting it down a 100% makes that much of a difference. Would be nice to find something and have some confidence with it.
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#11519612 - 04/03/16 07:38 PM Re: Floro leader to braid [Re: csbrad58]
Im RICK JAMES Offline
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Registered: 02/13/09
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Loc: Alvord,tx
My Alberto knots always have held. I just have a hard time tying it up. Thumbs get in the way with my fingers I guess. Pretty frustrating for me anyways but it's a good knot
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#11519664 - 04/03/16 07:58 PM Re: Floro leader to braid [Re: csbrad58]
csbrad58 Offline
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Registered: 02/20/12
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I believe it is but I guess I'm doing something wrong with it
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#11519699 - 04/03/16 08:15 PM Re: Floro leader to braid [Re: csbrad58]
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Registered: 01/20/07
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Crazy Alberto Knot, been using it for two years, not a single failure.

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#11519735 - 04/03/16 08:29 PM Re: Floro leader to braid [Re: csbrad58]
Boomstickfishing Offline
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Registered: 11/07/15
Posts: 74
This is the only way I rig my reels I use the fg knot

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#11519812 - 04/03/16 08:56 PM Re: Floro leader to braid [Re: csbrad58]
James Biggs Offline
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I LOVE the Alberto knot & have 100% confidence in it.
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#11519894 - 04/03/16 09:27 PM Re: Floro leader to braid [Re: csbrad58]
csbrad58 Offline
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Registered: 02/20/12
Posts: 123
I'm gonna try that fg knot out. Sucker looks intense
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#11519981 - 04/03/16 10:07 PM Re: Floro leader to braid [Re: csbrad58]
Randy Harrell Offline
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Registered: 03/30/10
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Loc: Winnsboro, Tx
I used the double uni for 4 years with good success. Only twice did I break off on a fish, but I lost plenty of leaders when snagged on rocks and stumps. I have recently switched to the FG and it is awesome. I have yet to break off a leader. It has always broke off near the hook as it should. Super strong and thin for going through the eyes on your rod.

I use 30# braid and 20# flouro.
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#11520078 - 04/03/16 11:13 PM Re: Floro leader to braid [Re: csbrad58]
csbrad58 Offline
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Registered: 02/20/12
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I've noticed a couple of y'all say 30# braid. I've always just used 50lb for whatever I'm doing unless it's on a spinning reel. Why do y'all prefer the lesser lb braid?
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#11520337 - 04/04/16 08:33 AM Re: Floro leader to braid [Re: csbrad58]
dandeeks Offline
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Registered: 04/06/14
Posts: 337
I use the Uni Knot. It does not break for me.

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#11520355 - 04/04/16 08:40 AM Re: Floro leader to braid [Re: csbrad58]
photofishin Offline
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Registered: 04/21/14
Posts: 124
Loc: Houston, Texas
Originally Posted By: csbrad58
I've noticed a couple of y'all say 30# braid. I've always just used 50lb for whatever I'm doing unless it's on a spinning reel. Why do y'all prefer the lesser lb braid?

I've yet to hook a bass I couldn't turn with 30lb braid. It's lighter and casts better. As far as the alberto knot, the key, I've found is to use the dull side of a knife and strip away the outer slick coating of the first 8 inches or so of line. Tie is exactly like in the video and you'll never have one break at the knot.

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