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RUGER

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Ok so I am going to try this braid to furo thing.
What is the best knot to use to connect the two?

8# braid to 6# fluro if that matters.
 
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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.
 

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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.

This and I would add one that you can learn to tie well. It can get frustrating in the boat to tie a leader knot. In fresh water, we dont need some knot that can hold an 18 wheeler haha If tied correctly all these knots will hold. I tie a blood knot because its what I know how to tie.
 

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double uni, blood knot, and alberto work. the way my arthritis and tremors are kicking in i switched to the alberto because its easiest for me. good knot but like the others it will hit the guides, not a big deal because by the time it fuzzes up youll be replacing the leader anyways. now i use shin fukae’s knot that he uses for drop shot. its a modified albright special and the knot is just slightly larger than the line, but it only works for braid it will not work for gliss or nanofil type lines. the flouro cuts through those type of monotex lines.

6lb suffix 832 to 4lb flouro

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how to tie it, pay attention to how he reverses direction when first making the turns and putting the line back thru the loop in the same direction.

 

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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.

 

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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.

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.
 
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I've been using a uni to uni knot on my redfish outfits because I can tie it and not the FG. We caught a 40 # red on one of the outfits, and nothing broke, so I'm pretty comfortable with the uni.
 

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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.
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.
 

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