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Braid to leader knot
« on: February 07, 2014, 11:18:36 PM »
What knot do you use for braid to leader (either mono or fluorocarbon?)

For a long time I used inverted Albright knots & been thinking of giving this one a try for a bit.

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How many have tried it or have been using it?



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Re: Braid to leader knot
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2014, 08:24:06 AM »
That will give me something to do on night shift tonight.
Looks great.

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Re: Braid to leader knot
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2014, 11:03:46 AM »
That looks like an FG knot - the only difference I do is to tie more alternating half hitches at the end of the knot. I have found trying to tie that knot freehand in the lighter line classes (10lbs braid to 8lbs fluoro) really quite difficult as the leader tag is softer than say 80lbs like in the clip. I ended up buying a knot tying tool to help hold everything taught and it makes it much easier to complete the knot. One thing in this video which I think makes a huge difference is cinching down the knot every 6 or so wraps as you go, most other clips just do it at the end. I am yet to see a clip of this knot being tied in the really light line classes like we use for bream/bass etc. In these lighter classes I have found that a slim beauty knot has just as small a profile and is probably a bit easier to tie while bobbing around on the water. That being said, I sit at home a couple of nights a week in front of the TV practicing this (and other) knots.


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Re: Braid to leader knot
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2014, 05:41:44 PM »
Sounds like it stands the tests okay but I would be concerned that I might contaminate the single strand of leader. 

Whether it be with oils of my skin, inbox off handling my reel whatever and I only have wraps on a single strand to hold a fish.

I like to have the leader bent back along its self then wrap up and back.  Tested in time that one.  Yes that one of Earls that's the one.

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Re: Braid to leader knot
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2014, 10:20:25 AM »
I noticed a Diawa add on YouTube about a Daiwa Sokkou Knot tool and ordered one from local supplier, have tried it at home on a few different size leaders to braids and it looks ok, it seems to stand the heavy stretch test and the knot is small enough to easily slide through my eyelets, I'm not sure of the name of the knot or if it will tie other types but I think it will make life easy for me with poor eye sight, Would be interested if any one has used it for other knots,
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Re: Braid to leader knot
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2014, 10:27:17 AM »
Used to tie the Albright  then changer over to the slim beauty, slightly trickier to master at first  but easy enough when the wing is blowing

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Re: Braid to leader knot
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2014, 11:11:33 AM »
I like the Slim Beauty for most applications with heavy leaders.  I've found some new twisted leaders that seem to really work well for me, very similar to the old Knotted Dogs.  They haven't been released yet but they'll be available rom about 10lb to 150lb I think.   No more knots, just a smooth wind on from a bimini twist.

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Re: Braid to leader knot
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2014, 04:02:14 PM »
I have tried to tie 30Lb Leader to 8LB Nanofil using the sokkou tying tool but the braid keeps pulling through so I tried wrapping the braid 3 times then twist both braid & leader as per instructions and it locks in fine, for both line & leader of similar dimensions the tool works perfectly, Will try to Attach photo, hope this is helpful to any one using it. Had a check through knot books and it looks like it is a Seaguar Knot, for those worried about dropping it into the water it has a hole at the top of the handle that you could put a key ring and bubble float on.

 

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