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#12787066 - 06/10/18 05:20 PM Best braid to flouro knot?
Finesse Master/ Dropshot king Offline
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Registered: 12/18/15
Posts: 1626
Loc: Arlington
What is the best? I have been having endless knots break.

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#12787107 - 06/10/18 06:03 PM Re: Best braid to flouro knot? [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king]
elkhunter7x6 Online   content
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Registered: 01/20/07
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Loc: panola county
Uni to uni works for me. I flip with braid and a 20lb flouro leader. You still need to back off the
drag to keep from breaking line on hooksets.

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#12787132 - 06/10/18 06:37 PM Re: Best braid to flouro knot? [Re: elkhunter7x6]
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Registered: 02/03/06
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Thinnest, strongest hands down FG knot.
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#12787140 - 06/10/18 06:46 PM Re: Best braid to flouro knot? [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king]
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I’ve had same problem. I backed off drag and that solved a bunch but not enough. Last week I did some very non scientific test in my backyard. I used 20lb braid and 15 mono and some dumbbells. From my experiment, the FG knot had a slightly higher break point but only when tied right. That was my weakness though. I only could tie a good one about 50%. The double uni and Alberto tied. I can tie at least 3 Alberto knots in the time of 1 double uni so for me Alberto wins. If I did 10 wraps up and 10 back, I could hang 14 lbs before any breaks and sometimes it was after several seconds and a few times the line would break first. IMO the Alberto is very fast and easy to tie a quality knot. I will add there was about a 2lb better break difference when increasing wraps from 6 or 7 up to 10 going and coming.

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#12787192 - 06/10/18 07:47 PM Re: Best braid to flouro knot? [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king]
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I like the Albright knot using 50-65 braid to 20-25 Flo. Works well for me. Hung up a jig in the rocks and pulled the heck out of it until the knot broke down at my jig. thumb

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#12787230 - 06/10/18 08:42 PM Re: Best braid to flouro knot? [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king]
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Flouro sucks......go braid 100%
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#12787250 - 06/10/18 09:02 PM Re: Best braid to flouro knot? [Re: Chet]
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Loc: Lewisville, TX
Originally Posted By: Chet
Thinnest, strongest hands down FG knot.

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yep....

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#12787262 - 06/10/18 09:11 PM Re: Best braid to flouro knot? [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king]
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#12787273 - 06/10/18 09:18 PM Re: Best braid to flouro knot? [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king]
stringwise Offline
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Based on your username I would have thought this would be something you would have "mastered."

FG knot is the best but harder to tie on the water in waves/wind so I rig that one pre-tournament.

If I break off and need something fast on the water, Alberto.

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#12787318 - 06/10/18 10:04 PM Re: Best braid to flouro knot? [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king]
Bill Durham Offline
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Registered: 11/10/12
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Loc: Crowley
Alberto for me.. I have been using 7 wraps but I will up to 10.. that is good info. I'm using 20lb braid and 12lb flouro now but have used the Alberto on bigger braid and leaders.

BD

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#12787346 - 06/10/18 10:31 PM Re: Best braid to flouro knot? [Re: stringwise]
Finesse Master/ Dropshot king Offline
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Registered: 12/18/15
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Loc: Arlington
Originally Posted By: stringwise
Based on your username I would have thought this would be something you would have "mastered."

FG knot is the best but harder to tie on the water in waves/wind so I rig that one pre-tournament.

If I break off and need something fast on the water, Alberto.


I fish 8lb flouro but wanting to try braid and flouro because people have been telling me that Im missing out lol

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#12787350 - 06/10/18 10:42 PM Re: Best braid to flouro knot? [Re: Bill Durham]
bjankowski Offline
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Registered: 09/11/09
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Originally Posted By: Bill Durham
Alberto for me.. I have been using 7 wraps but I will up to 10.. that is good info. I'm using 20lb braid and 12lb flouro now but have used the Alberto on bigger braid and leaders.

BD

Ditto.
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#12787370 - 06/11/18 12:00 AM Re: Best braid to flouro knot? [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king]
Im RICK JAMES Online   happy
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Registered: 02/13/09
Posts: 1232
Loc: All over
I use Alberto. Never had knot break. I use anywhere from 10lb braid to 30lb and 8lb to 12lb floro leader.
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#12787403 - 06/11/18 05:26 AM Re: Best braid to flouro knot? [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king]
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Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 3596
Loc: Arlington
I did the FG knot but it is hard to tie on the water and you always seem to need one more hand for it. Nothing would make me angrier than sitting and fighting to tie it then after it was all over pull it tight and it slid apart because I did something wrong. I started using the Alberto knot and found that it is pretty easy to tie in rough water and wind and using it for about a year, it has never failed me yet.

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#12787407 - 06/11/18 05:37 AM Re: Best braid to flouro knot? [Re: Finesse Master/ Dropshot king]
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Palomar with small Spro swivel.
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