Discussion in 'Surf Fishing Reports' started by onehottip, Nov 10, 2018.
mostly 40 to 65 lb spectra. Also spectra to 80 lb floro.
I use FG, Bimini to reverse Albright or straight reverse alrlbright depending on what I’m doing .
Bottom fishing : Bimini to reverse Albright
spinning : reverse Albright or FG
Slow jigging : FG knot
I have not fished a lot with spectra, but I do have one reel I use for deep jigging with 80 lb spectra and a 50 lb fluorocarbon leader. After doing some internet research I settled on the reverse albright. This is easy to tie and makes for a fairly clean connection.
Albright for spectra to 60 fluoro and under. A RP or modified Albright to 80 fluoro.
FG to mono or fluorocarbon. The Alberto is easier to tie on a moving boat, but results in a larger knot.
Ten turn modified Uni to swivel or terminal tackle. Make two passes through the eye and ten turns in the knot. Double the line with a Palomar for a simpler knot.
I always add a mono or fluorocarbon leader to my spectra for abrasion resistance and shock strength.
John Collins, improved Albright, Alberto, RP knot for line to line. Believe it or not these are all names for the same knot.
7-10 turn uni for terminal tackle.
Don't forget the Modified Albright. Not sure the Improved Albright is the same.
Rated the most incredible knot is the modified ballon knot
Spectra to Terminal Tackle.....Palomar or Double Palomar.
Albright. It works well tying braid to 10-60 lb mono.
John Collins / RP knot
Go on the Vagabond sportfishing website, they demonstrate a knott they use. They fish it up to 80 pound, it's kinda like a double RP knott. It's caught tuna up to 200 pounds. Easy to tie, once youre fairly efficient at it, takes about 15 seconds. Probably good for most fish you will encounter, excluding hurricane bank or puerto Vallarta. Then the FG is likely you're best bet!
Double San Diego Jam with 2 extra half hitches after its cinched down. The only thing I tie straight spectra to is flatfall leaders and I want to make extra double certain there is no slipping.
I used to tie a similar knot when Spectra was first introduced to the fishing industry. The Spectra had a Bimini to make a loop and it was tied as a Modified Albright with about 20 turns. Kinda bulky and didn't go through the guides very well. I used to use it to connect Spectra with a long top shot. Maybe 100 yards.
This knot is a little different. I've seen it elsewhere, but can't remember where. Let's call it a Vagabond Knot?
Braid to terminal tackle, I use a San Diego. But i wrap 4 down and 2 up.
Braid to mono, you do what everyone here says to do.......
RP with a half hitch albright looped and gagged over a reverse improved cinch spider hitch and bow tie. Then take scissors, and scratch the tag end to make it curly like a xmas gift. lmao
Merry Xmas everyone!
So, what's the difference between the FG and the John Collins knot? I like the John Collins and just learned to tie the FG, but the JC knot is way easier and almost the same profile. So when is one better than the other?
The FG holds its strength a little better and the profile is smaller when using heavy leader and a night main line
I guess I missed something here, I agree with the John Collins, FG , and thanks so much for sharing Kyle’s knot, for spectra to mono or fluorocarbon But didn’t the title say spectra to terminal tackle? For terminal connection I normally use a SanDiego or double SanDiego, I think Kyle would have said the same.... and walk away with a smile ...always a SanDiego
Spectra to terminal= improved clinch knot
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