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Mono To Wire Albright Connection

Albright Wire Mono

When chasing toothy critters we have to use wire leaders, but sometimes a snap swivel has a negative visual impact in clear water or finicky fish. We slow troll live bait a lot and use a direct Albright wire to mono connection to reduce the visible presence of the connection point. We can get away with no swivel because the live baits don’t spin.

First put a bend in the wire and leave a 4 to 6 inch tag.

Now pass the mono upward through the bend of the wire leaving a healthy tag.

Next, twist the mono around both legs of the wire about six times.

Pass the mono back down through the bend in the wire going the same direction as when you started.

Pull the wire and mono together to cinch the coils. Wet the knot first to help it slide and reduce friction.

Next, you can just cut the wire, but it leaves a very sharp tag that always finds a way to impale you. Therefore I have started making a light haywire twist and barrel wrap to finish the wire end.

Now you can bend a crank into the wire and twist it forward to snap the wire off cleanly.

albright wire mono

albright wire mono

Now you have a very strong connection, but keep in mind we are using fairly light drag settings for this type of fishing. The Albright has other applications too. I also use it to connect braid to heavy mono that is too thick for knots.

albright wire mono

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