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Old 04-11-2015, 10:49 AM   #1
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What knot do yall use to tie fluro leader to a main line? Normally I tie an Albright but had it fail recently and wondered what the concensus was. Thanks
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Old 04-11-2015, 11:06 AM   #3
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I use a double uni and haven't had any fail.
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Blood knot is nice, but I don't use it very often because you have to leave tag ends. I generally fish anywhere from a 3' to 10' leader, so I use an Albright. I've never had one fail, but that's because it's all about how you cinch it. After you complete the knot, pull it about halfway tight with both hands. Then wet your knot, singe your braid tag, grab it with a pliers, & pull the braid tag as tight as you can. THEN grab both the leader & your main line (one in each hand) & pull the knot as tight as you can. Now pull the braid tag tighter one last time, then finish by clipping your mono/flouro tag flush, then cut your braid tag to about a 1/16'' of an inch & use a lighter to singe it flush.

Many people have Albrights (or other line-to-line knots) fail because they don't take the time to singe the braid tag when they're done. If you don't take the time to do this step, the braid tag WILL fray eventually & the knot will slip.

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Blood knot is nice, but I don't use it very often because you have to leave tag ends. I generally fish anywhere from a 3' to 10' leader, so I use an Albright. I've never had one fail, but that's because it's all about how you cinch it. After you complete the knot, pull it about halfway tight with both hands. Then wet your knot, singe your braid tag, grab it with a pliers, & pull the braid tag as tight as you can. THEN grab both the leader & your main line (one in each hand) & pull the knot as tight as you can. Now pull the braid tag tighter one last time, then finish by clipping your mono/flouro tag flush, then cut your braid tag to about a 1/16'' of an inch & use a lighter to singe it flush.

Many people have Albrights (or other line-to-line knots) fail because they don't take the time to singe the braid tag when they're done. If you don't take the time to do this step, the braid tag WILL fray eventually & the knot will slip.

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Fly fishers use the blood knot to connect often several components of a flyline leader......because of its low profile, no tag endS visible! Much more reliable than an albright, and easier to tye. Cut the tag ends flush with the knot.

If the loop in your albright is twisted before you make your wraps, you will insert the tag end backwards, which will CUT your knot in half. Try testing your albright tying technique by tying 18lb sevenstrand to 20lb mono. Then pull to test...if tied wrong you'll know it immediatley. I used to fish for spanish on the bch pier, lost plenty of fish because of the damned albright, but not much else will connect light line to steel....without a swivel.

Ive fished for large trout with 8lb mono bloodknotted to foot of 10 or 12 pound shock leader for plus 30 years without a single failure.
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Blood is the Knot. I'll often use a dbl or triple surgeon for a section of tippet sometime when flouro and mono combine they'll slip for some reason on me the surgeon will not. Also when tying a blood of significantly different sized leader line to ea. other use a 7 turn on the smaller tag end 5 on the large end for a strong knot .

PS a good fisherman always checks his connection w/a good pull before putting them to work!
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Fly fishers use the blood knot to connect often several components of a flyline leader......because of its low profile, no tag endS visible! Much more reliable than an albright, and easier to tye. Cut the tag ends flush with the knot.

If the loop in your albright is twisted before you make your wraps, you will insert the tag end backwards, which will CUT your knot in half. Try testing your albright tying technique by tying 18lb sevenstrand to 20lb mono. Then pull to test...if tied wrong you'll know it immediatley. I used to fish for spanish on the bch pier, lost plenty of fish because of the damned albright, but not much else will connect light line to steel....without a swivel.

Ive fished for large trout with 8lb mono bloodknotted to foot of 10 or 12 pound shock leader for plus 30 years without a single failure.
I think that saying a Blood Knot (or any knot) is more reliable than another line-to-line knot is subjective. Many knots will work perfectly without failure. It's all about how they're tied.

You are definitely right about an Albright needing to have a clean loop (that isn't twisted). I forgot to mention that in my previous post, but I always tug on the flouro/mono loop before finishing the knot to be sure that the loop isn't twisted.
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And there lies my problem I have never took a lighter to the braid thank you so much
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Try the Modified Albright.
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