best connection for mono to fluoro with 80-100# test???

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Just use straight mono or fluoro. I am not aware of a good use case for fishing fluoro leader with mono topshot in 80-100.
Real potential for a popcorn thread here😉. Been thinking about this myself, do I really need fluorocarbon fishing 80-100, especially at night? Tougher, yes, more abrasion resistant, okay, but is it worth the potential failure of the connection? Bring on those infamous BD opinions boys 😆
 
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For #80 and up...connect fluoro or mono to your spectra via a serve or use a wind-on if running hollow or an FG knot if solid.

I do have some lighter set ups with mono topshots and yes, I'll use a 4 turn surgeon knot if I want to add a bit of fluoro.
 
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I assume your using this for live bait? Otherwise I don't see the need for a flouro leader on 80 and up. In general I have used a 3 turn Surgeon and had no problems.
 
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The smallest knot I could get wiht heavy mono to fluoro was a 3 turn seaguar. I dont know what the strength was but I attached it to a hook ring,buttoned down the drag and locked the spool with my hand and pulled like crazy; it held.So I'm going with that.The surgeons was more bulky surprisingly.
 
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I’m almost always fishing either straight monofilament for trolling or FlatFall (with heavy bite leader) or straight fluorocarbon for flylining or sinker fishing.

I’ll use the short piece of fluoro for 25 and 30 lb. with either 3-4 turn Surgeons knot or the back to back Uni knots.
 
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The issue I had with long fluoro leaders is the memory, a few weeks back I tried splicing 30' of 60# fluoro to 100# HC braid with no mono topshot, it was a disaster. Poor little sardine couldn't even begin to straighten out all those loops laying on top of the water. Wrong fluorocarbon? It was probably Yo Zuri pink but I have so many I can't be sure.
 
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Did you try stretching out your fluoro before tying it on? It usually gets rid of the curls. I usually tie a perfection loop on one end and run it through a pad eye or anything else that I can find and pull on it pretty hard for about 8-10 seconds. After that, it looks like a completely different line.
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The wicked tuna guys stretch the leaders out on the boat before fishing them.
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    I know some really productive fishermen do the 3 turn surgeon with that size line. Keep the length outside your guides. I usually run either mono or fluorocarbon but that is because less connections the better but cannot argue with success. Maybe the short break interrupts the light transfer. Tuna have very keen eyesight for polarized light.
     
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    I switched to the Tony Pena knot about two years ago and so far I like the results. The main benefit is that when done properly it has a smaller profile and with the knot in the back it does not get caught up on guides.
     

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    I switched to the Tony Pena knot about two years ago and so far I like the results. The main benefit is that when done properly it has a smaller profile and with the knot in the back it does not get caught up on guides.
    Anyone used the rp knot for the larger stuff?
    The OP was asking about fluoro to mono connections.
     
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    The issue I had with long fluoro leaders is the memory, a few weeks back I tried splicing 30' of 60# fluoro to 100# HC braid with no mono topshot, it was a disaster. Poor little sardine couldn't even begin to straighten out all those loops laying on top of the water. Wrong fluorocarbon? It was probably Yo Zuri pink but I have so many I can't be sure.
    I generally use a length of floro that stays outside my guides and I also stretch my topshot, both mono and floro. Ideally I'd say get a bigger sardine 😂
     
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    I and many have used the tried and proven SEAGUER KNOT
    for many years. Never failed me. FYI. GL Here's how to tie it.
    SegauerKnot.jpg
     
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    I only do 8 day trips now and havent used or needed flouro in years. I always bring what I need, 20-100lb but it only goes for a boat ride.

    Jerry
     
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