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    Braid to Floro KNOT

    What type of knot is best for tying a florocarbon leader to my braid? Also, can you give the same hook set without snapping the leader at the joining point? I am considering moving to braid on my jig rod, drop shot rod, and shakey head rod. Thank you in advance!

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    I have found the Crazy Alberto (you can google it)to be the best for me so far.There are a few good ones out there and Ive tried others.Important to find one that you can tie on-the-water fairly easy as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jiggerjake View Post
    Important to find one that you can tie on-the-water fairly easy as well.
    Yeah, this is extremely important.

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    I've always tied a Uni-Knot because it was easy and I've had no problems with one failing. I use a Palomar for line to tackle. Google Knot Wars and watch the videos. The Palomar beat out every single knot tested with the exception of the Fish-N-Fool knot.
    I gave it a look. Good knot, but I prefer the ease of the Palomar when I'm on the water. The Modified Albright beat out the Uni-to-Uni for best overall line to line knot strength.
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    alberto or double albright knot it's called. all i use, never break off at the connection. Easy to learn to tie.

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    I've been using thr triple surgeons knot and have had no problems with it. Very easy to tie and compact. I do loosen my drag a little. Try some until you find one you feel confident with.

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    I have used the uni to uni and the Alberto. I have better results with the uni.
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    Double uni; easy to tie. Watch the GOOGLE or YOUTUBE videos then just get you a couple feet of each line and practice at home till you get proficient with it. Then, you'll be able to tie it in your boat or whenever you need it.

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    check out this easy knot
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    Have used both knots. The one in the video is very close to the Albright knot, works good with heavier line and shorter leaders. The uni to uni goes through the guides a little better.

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    Red Philips knot .with no mistake and holds like a million bucks .hardly notice a togetherness. of the lines .
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassguy123 View Post
    check out this easy knot
    This is the exact knot I use to join Nanofil to a fluoro leader. Works very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonmay View Post
    alberto or double albright knot it's called. all i use, never break off at the connection. Easy to learn to tie.
    X2.
    I have never had luck with light line when using the uni-knot. Same with the Palomar when tying to a lure; regardless of how careful I tie the Palomar, it's weak with light line. A palomar on 6-8lb test = breakoff. If you consistently use 20+lbs test line, you would probably feel the Palomar is great; if it breaks at only 60-70% but you start with 30lb line, you would never know there's a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Little View Post
    This is the exact knot I use to join Nanofil to a fluoro leader. Works very well.
    +2, Pete showed me that knot last year and I have tested it repeated on snags, line always breaks first at the bait, super strong knot

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    Before I start buy up a bunch of braid....would I tie 30Lb braid to 10 lb fluorocarbon?

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    I have used 2...

    The uni-to-uni is very easy to tie. That's its postive. It is not, however as strong as the Alberto (modified Albright). Not saying you'll break off every time or anything like that (I've used it down to 2lb. fly tippet), but its simply not as strong as others. I find its strongest when the two connnecting lines are close in diameter. Its tag ends also tend to stand more perpendicular to the mainline, as opposed to flat or parallel, which can be an issue if you are reeling the knot into the rod guides and casting it back thorugh. The Alberto is harder to tie and takes some practice, IMO, but it is stronger and the tags lay very flat/parallel to the main line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwiebenga View Post
    Before I start buy up a bunch of braid....would I tie 30Lb braid to 10 lb fluorocarbon?
    Yes, that works.
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    So is there a basic "rule of thumb" concerning the braid to floro connection? For example, what pound floro goes with 20, 40, 50, 60 pound braid?

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    Use the knot Gluszek is showing in the video...I've connected 10-65 lb braid to different diameter leaders with no issues

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