I have not seen a FG tied with the leader actually sticking out the end of the knot. It is usually cut and coverd with half hitches isn't it? Anyway it seems there's lots of different variations. Do you have a link to this exact knot
Jam, I have not seen a FG tied with the leader actually sticking out the end of the knot. It is usually cut and coverd with half hitches isn't it? Anyway it seems there's lots of different variations. Do you have a link to this exact knot?Why tie a knot when you can direct insert into hollow, use windons and crimps, nail knots etc......?
Well I have been accused of being a one trick pony many times. I own one rifle. Bought it when I was in high school in 1979 in Louisiana and have hunted everything from deer to moose and bear in Alaska. I try to keep things as simple and possible with the fewest variables because the more variables I have to work with the more likely I will get one of them wrong. Fishy seems like a sharp fellow and accomplished angler and I will accept his experience with regard to the strength of the FG knot. From what I can tell all of the alternatives require tools and accessories and I don't want to have to buy and keep track of any more stuff. I can now tie the FG knot well and feel that I understand what it takes to tie it right. This allows me to replace a leader in a few minutes with no tools, crimps etc. The big advantage that I feel it gives is that the entire connection is only about an inch long and adds no curl to the line. Seems like any time you insert the leading more than a few inches into the spectra it will eventually start to curl some and create drag the live bait then has to pull around. With a foot or more insertion you can end up with a coil like a spring. Not with the FG knot.
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