Best floro to mono knot?

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  1. Hector Romo

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    I've practiced tying various knots between mono and floro and found they fail at about 65% of the line strength. If I tie 50 lb floro to 50lb mono with a breaking strength of 65% (31 lb) would I not be better just to fish 30 lb mono and avoid knot failure? Wondering what knot you guys are using and the breaking strength.
     
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    Try the Albright knot.
     
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    Tying Fluorocarbon to Monofilament .

    The Two strongest knots I have tested are the 3-4 turn Surgeons Knot and the Seaguar Knot with a very slight advantage to the Seaguar Knot.
    Would not drop to 30 as 65% of 30 = 19.5 you don't want to go there targeting these local Blue Fin. Personally would not go lower then 40.

    Also the two main causes of lost BF are hook pulls and chew offs. Not much you can do about the pulled hook. But chew offs can be some what attenuated by using a thicker leader.
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    Hector
    The recommended drag setting for 50lb mono or fluoro is between 12 and 15 pounds. You're fine with 31lbs breaking strength. What you're looking for with 50lb fluoro is abrasion resistance and not getting the line bitten off.
     
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    surgeons
     
  6. Hector Romo

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    Thanks for the feedback it is very helpful. I guess all lines are going to be weaker at the knot, as Dennis V said the key is abrasion resistance.
     
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    Fg knot is very strong and not to hard to tie lots of you tube videos out there I only use three mono to braid knots Bimini to a 21 turn alright the fg and the rp knot for real heavy mono all are good and all test over75% of line strength
     
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    For mono to fluoro I tie the surgeons just caught 2 #70 bluefin on it without retying and no failures
     
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    Alberto knot and surgens knot have worked well for me.
     
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    I like a three turn Surgeons. It’s a little smaller than a Seaguar but either one would be my choice.
     
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    RP knot and Tony Pena knot are my favorite. Easy to tie and very low profile. Tony Pena knot goes through guides very easily.
     
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    FG is my go to. Have only had it fail once and i think it was my fault. Usually go 60 braid to 30 or 40 fluoro. Tho it works good in mono, I feel it probably gets a better bite with the softer mono.
     
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    Do people even read the question anymore?

    Mono to Fluoro knot is the question.

    FG, Alberto, RP, Collins, Pena....

    Maybe you guys really do use those for attaching a 4' fluoro tip to mono. I wouldn't.
     
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    I use the Seaguar knot. Easy to tie and it holds.
     
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    3 turn surgeon's. Make sure the lines are wet, cinch it slow and tight, and make sure you get that classic figure 8 look when its's cinched up. So simple...takes about 30 seconds. Never had a failure yet.
     
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    According to contributing editor Erik Landesfiend, the Tony Pena is what you should use for braid to fluoro. To address your question specifically, it’s best to practice and get good at tying the double uni, as it is the most reliable mono-to-fluoro connection...

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    I bet he would tell you to tie the best knot you can of the many options.
     
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    Alberto worked for me on my last bluefin trip
     
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    Seaguar, easy and strong.
     
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