Fg vs Alberto knot for braid to fluro??

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  1. goosenoose

    goosenoose Newbie

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    Looking for advice. I have been using the alberto for the last couple of years. They claim the FG knot is stronger but I'm knot a fan of the time and looks of it when it's done.

    What do you guys use if you are running a fluro leader off your braid.
     
  2. TonyG

    TonyG I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    FG always for me. Clean and strong
     
  3. r8rs4lf

    r8rs4lf I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    If I have the time, FG always for me.

    If not, I've been trying the Bob Sands knot. Had a deckhand tie it for me and I'm a fan now.
     
  4. johnny_bass

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    never broke off an FG and with practice you can tie it decently fast
     
  5. RUNNOFT

    RUNNOFT Word of the Day: IceMelter

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    RP Knot (Royal Polaris) with is an improved albright. Can tie it in the wind, under 30 seconds with two hands and nothing else. Never had it fail and slides through the guides like butta.
     
  6. Team Sency

    Team Sency Unleash the hounds!!

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    I like FG tied up when not fishing...

    On boat i like this one...

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  7. Ragin Cajun

    Ragin Cajun There's no better place than on the water!

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    FG is the way to go Definitely remember to tighten the braid down onto the fluorocarbon before tying your knots. That’s where I had issues when I started using. This knot is an art project like Tommy like to say. Practice it at home before trying to do it on the boat.
     
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  8. South Sounder

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    Uni-uni
     
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  9. Siv

    Siv I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    What he said..
     
  10. tugasangler

    tugasangler Well-Known "Member"

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    FgG is intimidating from the outside looking in .. but it takes little to no tension and these days I don’t even pull hard on it just lock it down and I’ve caught some really big fish to test the knots .. no failures .


    It’s the easiest strongest knot to tie .. I literally did it on four rods sitting on the floor of a center console on the way out going 20-25mph ... crazy how I used to feel the same way .. but the Bimini to Albright is just inferior in so many ways . But the most is the tension on your hands it takes to tie then tighten. No more the with FG.. and to me it looks much nicer than Albright and such when tied .. so small
     
  11. kdubinwa

    kdubinwa Well-Known "Member"

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    X2... for speed and ease, and old eyes.
     
  12. tugasangler

    tugasangler Well-Known "Member"

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    But the strongest knots out right now are the PR and FG .. that’s just what it is guys all numbers support that
     
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  13. johnny_bass

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    the only 2 braid -> mono i ever use
     
  14. wdlfbio

    wdlfbio Once you go Cat, you never go back

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    Fg goes plenty quick of you practice ahead of time.
     
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  15. tuner

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    FG. I preferred tying the modified Albright on the boat until I came up with a super easy FG.

    Put the rod in the rod holder and make a simple loop in the braid. Hook the loop over a cleat and lightly tension the line. Pinch the leader perpendicular to the braid about 8" from the loop knot and make 20 tight wraps, no gaps. Pinch the wraps and make 3 hitch knots around leader and braid, then tighten the knot. Cut the leader close and tie 3 more hitches around the braid and cut the tag to 1/8". All six hitches must be tight against each other, the first hitch that locks the wraps is very critical.

    I tie 2 or 3 of these a week on my boat on the way out of the harbor. I have never had one slip.
     
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  16. ledbed6b

    ledbed6b I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Modified albright all day everyday, never had any issues slipping for any of the fishing I've done. All you need is two hands and a bit of spit...
     
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    litzsout619 Newbie

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    Jon Collins (aka RP) knot won my confidence over recently pulling on some BFT down in SoCal. I like it because it’s easy to tie.
     
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  18. EJ Swanny

    EJ Swanny I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I prefer the bow knot, very easy to untie.

    Man, you post a knot subject on this board and everyone needs to puff up their feathers...
     
  19. Deepsea Warrant

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    It doesn't matter how strong the knot is proclaimed to be if you cannot tie it perfect every time in the heat of a wide open bite.

    Use whatever knot you can tie best as that is the one that will yield the best results.
     
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  20. goosenoose

    goosenoose Newbie

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    Thanks for all the replies. Based on the consensus I'm going to perfect the FG knot..
     
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