Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by HoxFish, Feb 5, 2018.
Another vote for the FG. Doesn't take me much longer to tie now then any other braid to mono knot.
Just looked that tool up and saw someone say it wasn’t made to use on heavier line. Do you find it hard to use with the heavier 100#+?
No issues....if you did 20 wraps with 100#/130# FC you would have to reset the device after about 16 wraps not a big deal .... but since I only do 12 wraps no issues.
on the nose. i have had success with the simple "triple overhand" braid to floro or mono with 65 braid to 30, 40 ,or 50# mono or floro, to a degree that I only use the Bob Sands knot for spooling looong topshots of 100 yards plus. I think we, as a society of fishermen, have reached the point of over complication; the simple triple overhand knot for braid/topshot connection has never failed me for anything(for short leaders)... mean ass bluefin have chewed my flatfalls off thru 50# floro but the braid/floro knot was fine, i have caught tough yellowtail at the islands with drag hammered down with this knot (and san diego to jig fwiw) that won JPs. KISS everybody!
but, I just a knuckle dragging caveman with stupidfingers, so whatevs. FISH ON!!!
long range is out of my league, FWIW
I dig that Rizzuto vs. 1,000 1/2 hitches...and not just for the FG.
Here is a video of how to use the Knot Assist 2.0
My other go to knot but purely optional to all angler is the PR Knot. It does take time but with practice it gets easier. I do finish it with the rizutto knot also on my PR
I just find a convenient place near my box to hang my lope of fuel hose and rig it like this, with any handy sinker temporarily on the spectra.
That video with the knot assist completely skips the part when the knot should be cynched down after the half hitches.
That cinch is less critical if you’re able to maintain a siginicant amount of tension the whole time you’re wrapping the spectra around the leader like you can with that tool.
Best part of the 2.0 video was the info-mercial/elevator music.
Critical part of tying it.......
Yup, I think so.
My knot can kick your knots ass...
No it caknot! Get it? Get it?
Ok, not funny!!
Tony Pena for me never failed yet ..can tie in no time. Been reading a lot of post on the FG might try it.
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