Do you glue your FG or PR knot?

TOTW

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I buck tradition and glue—but ONLY the finish knot(s). It’s the best way I’ve found to keep it from eventually unraveling. Like Fishy said above, you want the weave portion of the braid to continue to dig into the leader material.

Edit—this is for FG. I haven’t jumped into the bobbin brigade just yet.
 
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Russo

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If I have the option I will glue the finish knot and also use a lighter to put a small bulb on the leader to help prevent it from slipping. That being said if I'm tying it on the water and or don't have super glue its not a deal breaker. I have never had a failure either way.
 
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Tail Chaser

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Learn to tie knots... you don't need to know them all.
I tie 3 knots extremely well and absolutely perfect every single time... Zero shortcuts... Zero ehh that'll hold... Zero ehh thats good enough for these grade fish... And you know what I bend hooks well before my knot fails. There are always people trying to sell you something... wether it be fishing gizmos or the fact they are experts...
I know it sounds crazy but people have been catching fish a very long time without glue...

Invest your time learning just 1 go to knot and it will pay off over and over. If you don't have the time or patience to do the extremely simple things perfect... You will never make the way more difficult things look easy!
 
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RichG

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Learn to tie knots... you don't need to know them all.
I tie 3 knots extremely well and absolutely perfect every single time... Zero shortcuts... Zero ehh that'll hold... Zero ehh thats good enough for these grade fish... And you know what I bend hooks well before my knot fails. There are always people trying to sell you something... wether it be fishing gizmos or the fact they are experts...
I know it sounds crazy but people have been catching fish a very long time without glue...

Invest your time learning just 1 go to knot and it will pay off over and over. If you don't have the time or patience to do the extremely simple things perfect... You will never make the way more difficult things look easy!
I agree with you. Just a bit bored and looking at different knots. Occupies the boredom.
 
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RideHPD

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I buck tradition and glue—but ONLY the finish knot(s). It’s the best way I’ve found to keep it from eventually unraveling. Like Fishy said above, you want the weave portion of the braid to continue to dig into the leader material.

Edit—this is for FG. I haven’t jumped into the bobbin brigade just yet.
Same. It's nice to have for longer, heavier leaders that may go back and forth through the guides a lot and you don't retie much.
 
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I finish under and over hand knots. 3 each way. When I see the tag starting to unravel, it's time to retie the 6 foot leader.
 
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I almost exclusively use an FG that's just off the reel. I tie about 5 half hitches, mostly to create a little space to the tag end of the spectra. I pull the knot super tight and then apply a tiny bit of TAC to the middle of the half hitches. As long as none of the TAC reaches the tag end of the spectra, it will be very flexible though the guides.
 
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