For such small lines I would focus your efforts on a double uni knot with the braid side doubled over.
The other knots that are popular require you to really cinch down the knot to have the knot be at its peak potential. The small flouro leader can’t handle the pressure you would need to lock in an Alberto, Albright, FG, properly in my opinion. I’m sure others will disagree.
How do you cinch this knot with 8lb flouo? Genuinely curious.I only use the FG knot for braid to flouro. It takes practice to learn to tie, and can be aggravating. I still mess it up occasionally.
It's slimmer than the uni-to-uni and goes through the guides easily. I'm usually going 10 or 20lb braid to 8lb fluoro though.
I had the pleasure to meet and fish with Jimmie a few times when I was a youngster. I caught my first bonefish with him on the polling platform.Not a braid or flouro carbon guy . Jimmy Albright 's knot is all I have ever used to connect mono, whether it has been leaders or backing. Never have had one fail.
There's not really a need to pull that hard with the FG knot. You're wrapping the braid around the fluoro - that's where the strength comes from. There's nothing to really cinch that tightly.How do you cinch this knot with 8lb flouo? Genuinely curious.
When tie this and other similar knots, I literally pull hard enough that the braid will cut my hands if they are wet. My expectation is that if I pulled that hard on 8 lb flouro that I would break the leader. Perhaps I'm wrong.