Best knot from mono to floro

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Using the RP knot for any both mono or floro to spectra seems to works great - when the BFT are line shy, and you have spectra backed up to mono - and want to add a piece of floro - what is the best knot?
 

jer dog

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Using the RP knot for any both mono or floro to spectra seems to works great - when the BFT are line shy, and you have spectra backed up to mono - and want to add a piece of floro - what is the best knot?
I have been using the Seaguar knot
For years, and I like to pull it tight while it’s in my mouth, and I have good results doing that way.
 
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tunakillerjoe1

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    I have seen a 3 turn surgeons and a Seaugar done with more than 3 turns. Normally, 3 is how I do both. Any need for 5-7 turns? Thanks!
     
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    hucklongfin

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    I've seen people using more than 3 turns on the Surgeon but I've never seen the need for more than 3 up to 100#.

    As I recall an even number of turns forms a nicer figure 8 with the Surgeons so a 4 turn would be nicer than the 3. I should try it again and see.
     
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    Spoons

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    i use the RP knot from mono to fluoro with zero issues. Tie one up and put it to the test. the line will break before that knot breaks. note: i like to do the loop with the fluro and the twists with the mono.
     
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    Tuna-Sniper

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    I just got back from an 8 day trip this morning and saw couple of failed knots for uni to uni but none for 3 turn surgeon. This was mono to floro connection.
     
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    NoFeelings

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    uni to uni - tied properly (with tag ends coming out the end, not 90 degrees ) is great to mono to fluro . not a great knot for braid to mono
     
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    MrBob

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    Going Friday on the Grande. Will the 3 turn work well connecting 80# mono to say, 40# floro if I need to flyline a bait out there?
     
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    Tunahead

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    Seaugar Knot, only one I've ever used...hasn't failed me yet. FYI LIke any knot, WET both when tying.

    SegauerKnot.jpg
     
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    Rubberhook2

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    Never had confidence in knots to connect small sections of flouro ( 3 to 4 feet in length) to mono so I use a small welded round ring (150lb to 250lb strength) instead using single San Diego's on each side and it never has failed me.
     
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    Shaka760

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    RP Knot for me. As stated above, use the harder fluoro to form the loop, as the softer mono will lay nicer, and cinch down tighter around it.
     
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    gettingbentwithbo

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    Seaguar works for me. And it only takes a few seconds to tie.
     
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