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Old 04-30-2011, 08:47 PM
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There has been many questions about the best knot for connecting fluorocarbon or mono leaders to braided main lines.

I have noticed the many guys are recommending this knot - but I cannot find any video's demo-ing it or a much info on why it seem to work so well.

I wanted to make my case for why it's such a good knot.....

The Red Philips Knot...

It's used to connect braided mainline to fluorocarbon or mono leaders.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSCmLbKkHOk

There has been a lot of discussion here over the years about this type of connection.

I agree that the "Chinese Handcuff" type connection used for wind-ons is probably the smoothest and strongest connection - if you use hollow core braid.

But - for a small, super strong and fast tying connection for solid braid the Red Philips cannot be beaten...

The uni to unit creates a larger knot on the fluor/mono side of the knot than the Red Philips.

also there is only one strand of fluoro or mono under the braid's uni knot as compared with the Red Philips which has two...

Not using the fluoro or mono uni knot saves time plus its hard to tie uni knots in 70# and up mono or fluoro line - the over hand knot is quick and easy...

Having both strands of the fluoro or mono under the braid side of the knot means the braid has to cut thru both strand of fluoro/mono on either side of the overhand knot for it to fail...


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This pic is 100# suffix braid (red/pink section from metered spool) and 80# suffix mono
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Good video - Thanks!
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Hey Guys

There has been many questions about the best knot for connecting fluorocarbon or mono leaders to braided main lines.

I have noticed the many guys are recommending this knot - but I cannot find any video's demo-ing it or a much info on why it seem to work so well.

I wanted to make my case for why it's such a good knot.....

The Red Philips Knot...

It's used to connect braided mainline to fluorocarbon or mono leaders.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSCmLbKkHOk

There has been a lot of discussion here over the years about this type of connection.

I agree that the "Chinese Handcuff" type connection used for wind-ons is probably the smoothest and strongest connection - if you use hollow core braid.

But - for a small, super strong and fast tying connection for solid braid the Red Philips cannot be beaten...

The uni to unit creates a larger knot on the fluor/mono side of the knot than the Red Philips.

also there is only one strand of fluoro or mono under the braid's uni knot as compared with the Red Philips which has two...

Not using the fluoro or mono uni knot saves time plus its hard to tie uni knots in 70# and up mono or fluoro line - the over hand knot is quick and easy...

Having both strands of the fluoro or mono under the braid side of the knot means the braid has to cut thru both strand of fluoro/mono on either side of the overhand knot for it to fail...


Thanks

Chris-Chris

This pic is 100# suffix braid (red/pink section from metered spool) and 80# suffix mono
Hi Chris

Thanks for the nice video and kind words.

An Angler should use a knot he's comfortable with.

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Will this knot work with smaller line 20lb braid to 10lb fluorocarbon leader
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Tanx Chris, I'll give it a try. You have bunch of good videos on Youtube!
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it should work fine for any size line - harrelson

thanks for the good comments - guys
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Thanks for doing the video. I sent this to animated knots a couple of years ago but they weren't interested.
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A very good video for a very good knot, thanks.
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I noticed that really cinching the overhand prior to the uni really keeps the profile small...THANKS!
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has anyone had a problems with this knott popping while jigging. I lost 3 jigs in one day using this knott and each time it appears as the briad pulled through the floro. I was jigging for Aj's and as soon as i went back to using a swivel that day and since no more lost jigs. I want to be able to use a knott like this so i can get the line through the guides instead of being stuck at the end and not go through.
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has anyone had a problems with this knott popping while jigging. I lost 3 jigs in one day using this knott and each time it appears as the briad pulled through the floro. I was jigging for Aj's and as soon as i went back to using a swivel that day and since no more lost jigs. I want to be able to use a knott like this so i can get the line through the guides instead of being stuck at the end and not go through.
I would suggest you try the Sebile knot. It's the best knot I've come across for this application.
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Looks interesting. I'd probably make a few more wraps, though, with the braid for the uni knot part. I like the Tony Pena knot but have always been concerned with the open overhand knot at the end. This looks like a simple and quick knot that can be tied on the boat during a hot bite. Will give it a try this weekend!
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I would suggest you try the Sebile knot. It's the best knot I've come across for this application.
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After reading this in another thread I tried it last weekend and it seemed to work fine. It is quicker then a uni-uni knot
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When I first started using this knot - I was a little worried about tag end of the braid slipping thru the uni knot's last wrap - so I would put a couple of half hitches in the tag end around the mono/fluoro before trimming - not sure if this necessary since there doesn't seem to be a problem with uni knots failing...

As for slipping you have to make sure the uni knot lays down completely past the overhand knot in the mono/fluoro - it might slip if some of the wraps jump over the overhand knot and set up on the braided mainline.

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has anyone had a problems with this knott popping while jigging. I lost 3 jigs in one day using this knott and each time it appears as the briad pulled through the floro. I was jigging for Aj's and as soon as i went back to using a swivel that day and since no more lost jigs.
When you put the overhand knot in the fluorocarbon or mono leader material - after you insert the braid, wet the overhand leader knot with a liberal amount of saliva and jerk it tight. When you do this, the fluoro or mono will come together and look like it has been "fused," and there is no way an AJ or any other fish can pull your braid knot thru the mono knot.

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When I first started using this knot - I was a little worried about tag end of the braid slipping thru the uni knot's last wrap - so I would put a couple of half hitches in the tag end around the mono/fluoro before trimming - not sure if this necessary since there doesn't seem to be a problem with uni knots failing...

As for slipping you have to make sure the uni knot lays down completely past the overhand knot in the mono/fluoro - it might slip if some of the wraps jump over the overhand knot and set up on the braided mainline.

Thanks for the comments guys

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No problem if the tag end of the last wrap happened to slip through, it still has each of the remaining wraps to slip through too. I use 7 or 8 wraps.

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Chris, good vid!

I have been using the Red Phillips ever since I saw it here several years ago and love it.

My boat rolls somewhat and Striper fishing in the winter makes it challenging to tie a knot. This is an easy one to tie under adverse conditions.
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Looks like a great knot. Thanks for the video.
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Nice knot, thanks mr phillips.
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