What knot do you use for spectra to terminal tackle

Discussion in 'Surf Fishing Reports' started by onehottip, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. onehottip

    onehottip Member

    Location:
    So cal
    Name:
    Guerms
    Boat:
    18.5 Wahoo cc , Evinrude Etec V6 135 HO
    • Messages:
      (482)
    • Likes Received:
      (149)
    mostly 40 to 65 lb spectra. Also spectra to 80 lb floro.
     
  2. r8rs4lf

    r8rs4lf I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Long Beach
    Name:
    Alex
    Boat:
    Salty AF
    • Messages:
      (1,736)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,014)
  3. tugasangler

    tugasangler Member

    Location:
    Virginia
    Name:
    James
    Boat:
    Yankee Capts
    • Messages:
      (573)
    • Likes Received:
      (242)
    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
     
  4. Pescador Paul

    Pescador Paul Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
    Carlsbad, CA
    Name:
    Paul
    Boat:
    Sold the Pursuit- Only a kayak and Wave Runner now
    • Messages:
      (1,677)
    • Likes Received:
      (202)
    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.

     
    Blackfish likes this.
  5. 5-20

    5-20 Poseidon Group's Back Up Trident Thrower

    Location:
    San Diego
    Name:
    5-20
    Boat:
    L2 Fish
    • Messages:
      (936)
    • Likes Received:
      (453)
    Albright for spectra to 60 fluoro and under. A RP or modified Albright to 80 fluoro.
     
  6. tuner

    tuner pysgotwyr

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Steve
    Boat:
    260 Mackinaw
    • Messages:
      (1,150)
    • Likes Received:
      (646)
    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.
     
  7. yakdout

    yakdout Professional

    Location:
    Fallbrook
    Name:
    Brandon
    Boat:
    Plastic navy
    • Messages:
      (969)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,105)
    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.
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2018
    Cubeye likes this.
  8. Cubeye

    Cubeye I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Kub
    Boat:
    17' Gregor
    • Messages:
      (2,317)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,321)
    Don't forget the Modified Albright. Not sure the Improved Albright is the same.
     
  9. dragonballs

    dragonballs I'm off probation

    Location:
    Arlington WA
    Name:
    Vance
    Boat:
    40' ocean sport fisher
    • Messages:
      (8,170)
    • Likes Received:
      (5,644)
    Rated the most incredible knot is the modified ballon knot

    @Marlin Mike
     
  10. Derby

    Derby My "Member" is Well Known.

    Location:
    SouthBay SF
    Name:
    The Kid
    Boat:
    Aquasport 222 FFV
    • Messages:
      (4,045)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,419)
    Spectra to Terminal Tackle.....Palomar or Double Palomar.
     
  11. tunakid4321

    tunakid4321 Member

    Location:
    Malibu/San Diego/Boise
    Name:
    Travis
    Boat:
    None
    • Messages:
      (500)
    • Likes Received:
      (34)
  12. elskel

    elskel Newbie

    Location:
    Laguna Beach CA / El Pescadero BCS
    Name:
    Brian Knott
    Boat:
    21' Baja Bayrunner
    • Messages:
      (96)
    • Likes Received:
      (14)
    John Collins / RP knot
     
    jer dog and muletrain like this.
  13. Tom Honaker

    Tom Honaker Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
    Hotchkiss Colorado
    Name:
    Tom Honaker
    Boat:
    Royal Star
    • Messages:
      (714)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,004)
    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!
     
    Cubeye likes this.
  14. SouthBayKiller

    SouthBayKiller I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Long Beach, CA
    Name:
    Robert
    Boat:
    none
    • Messages:
      (5,748)
    • Likes Received:
      (5,227)
    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.
     
  15. Cubeye

    Cubeye I've posted enough I should edit this section

    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Name:
    Kub
    Boat:
    17' Gregor
    • Messages:
      (2,317)
    • Likes Received:
      (1,321)
    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?


    https://www.vagabondsportfishing.com/crew-how-tos.html
     
  16. WhyMe

    WhyMe Talk shit... Get hit :)

    Location:
    San Bernardino California
    Name:
    Jason
    Boat:
    Mako CC
    • Messages:
      (912)
    • Likes Received:
      (263)
    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!
     
    matta57 likes this.
  17. Gil Marlin

    Gil Marlin World Peace? Visualize Using Your Turn Indicator

    Location:
    Laguna Percebu Baja Norte
    Name:
    Scott
    Boat:
    19.655' Aluminum
    • Messages:
      (25,448)
    • Likes Received:
      (2,933)
    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?
     
  18. InDeepShip

    InDeepShip Ah ship

    Location:
    Ventura/Vallejo
    Name:
    Adam
    Boat:
    In my Dream's
    • Messages:
      (627)
    • Likes Received:
      (266)
    The FG holds its strength a little better and the profile is smaller when using heavy leader and a night main line
     
    Gil Marlin likes this.
  19. JohnnieB

    JohnnieB SelFishAddiction

    Location:
    HereandThere
    Name:
    JB
    Boat:
    Unknown limits
    • Messages:
      (1,117)
    • Likes Received:
      (498)
    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
     
  20. 909MARIO

    909MARIO Well-Known "Member"

    Location:
    Rancho Cucamonga
    Name:
    Mario
    Boat:
    CABO 226 (Yamaha F250)
    • Messages:
      (826)
    • Likes Received:
      (287)
    Spectra to terminal= improved clinch knot
     

Share This Page