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    TWOTOABOOTH Pirate in the making
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    I just set up one of my medium poles with an FG knot from braid to mono. I like the fact that I can still reel in the mono without any snags. My question is, has anyone else used this knot and how does it hold up over time.
  2. Specialist

    Specialist Buccaneer

    I'll have to look into it. I have always used the uni to uni knot for my braid to mono knot.
  3. lobsterman

    lobsterman Seaman Recruit

    Uni-Uni, I tried tying it, but need more practice. Uni is fast and strong.
  4. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member

  5. uni to uni is easy to tie fg go`s threw guides smoother
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  6. surf1967

    surf1967 Greenhorn

    I just started using the FG knot for braid to leader connections. Very smooth casting, but takes a little longer to tie. I can tie a uni-uni pretty quick and it is still my "goto" knot when I'm fishing. The FG gets tied when I'm home on the couch getting my gear ready for the next day.
  7. mak

    mak Moderator on Deck Staff Member

    Yeah, for me the FG was too difficult to tie unless I was sitting at home. I’ve been using the Alberto knot lately and like the results. Easy to tie and I seem to have better results than uni to uni with thick mono.
  8. 311sarge

    311sarge Master Gunner

    FG knot is great for leader to braid connections. It is not the easiest to tie but if you prep your gear beforehand at the house this is the go to for me. Especially for pitch rods and top shots that get pulled through guides a lot. The knot doesn’t catch and hang up and is very strong. Personally I use it as much as I can but I havent mastered tying it yet so I keep A uni to uni as a back up when on the water. Or Bimini into Albright only cause I learned that one well enough to be proficient at it on the water and works well through guides as well. Even better on inshore casting braid to fluorocarbon leaders.
  9. JD4WD

    JD4WD Greenhorn

    I was a uni-uni knot guy for awhile until I learned about the FG knot a few years ago and have to say that I highly recommend it. Once you get used to tying it, it's so much faster and possibly stronger than the uni.

    This guys has a good tutorial on how to tie it:
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  10. webeboatin

    webeboatin Pirate

    IMO the Fg is hands down better inshore knot over uni to uni. Love it. If I'm in a hurry I'll go with a uni to uni or if its dark but for the past year the fg has made my life better. Casts through the guides like a dream, doesn't pick up grass and allows me to use a longer leader without sacrificing casting distance. Yeah it's a PIA to tie in a pinch but every time you tie it it gets easier. I think it holds up great just make sure your finish/locking knot is doubled/tripled to keep it from unraveling.
  11. David Orlando

    David Orlando Master Gunner

    Really good tutorial. Thanks!
  12. GaryD

    GaryD Junior Member

    I have tried that but have not had much luck. It may be because I am not very good with knots
  13. alex23

    alex23 Pirate

    Just learned the FG knot and has been very strong for my offshore fishing needs.
  14. Greenedog

    Greenedog Treasure Hunter

    I learned the FG about a year ago using the tutorial posted. Drove me nuts at first but I'm finally to the point where I can tie it in a pinch on the boat.
  15. I am definitely gonna give this one a try as I always use long leaders. Thanks
  16. jacob928

    jacob928 Pirate

    I use the the knot for all my braid to flouro. Never had an issue with it out water. Just takes a little bit of practice to get right
  17. Floridays

    Floridays Pirate

    Excellent tutorial on the FG knot.
  18. JD4WD

    JD4WD Greenhorn

    This is my #1 go-to knot for braid to leader, been using it for years and it's never let me down.
  19. Rich M

    Rich M Buccaneer

    I was doing a version of the Albright knot and would have failures at the worst times. 2 yrs ago on a red snapper trip one let go.

    I started using the fg knot last year and it has worked well with trolling up some kings and red snapper.

    After that Albright knot failure mentioned above, I bought a couple 3 packs of super glue from harbor freight and started putting a dab on every knot I tie w the braid. Yes, it makes a stiff spot at the knot but it sure ain't gonna slip.

    As for uni knot, it is a great knot and I do use it occasionally since Sam taught me how he ties it.
  20. mak

    mak Moderator on Deck Staff Member

    I went back and started using the FG knot for a while after finding a much easier method to tie it. However, I had several failures after not constantly checking it. Making so many casts over and over throwing plugs seemed to want to pull it apart or loosen it up going through the guides. I went back to the Albright/Alberto style knot and have never had a failure with it.

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