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Old 05-26-2020, 04:13 PM
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
Top of the day to ya my friend!

Is the Alberto Albright the same as the Crazy Alberto in the video above? I'm assuming it is.
Yes it is...I like that he puts a bit of a "point" on the fluoro before he starts...it helps to keep the line together as you are passing the loops up and then back down to the start. It is also important to keep in mind whether the braid enters from the top or bottom....it should exit the same direction.

This is a very easy knot to tie and slips thru the eyes easily!

Good luck Doug, hope you have a great trip!
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Love the FG knot but can be difficult to learn on the fly.
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All I ever use is the Red Phillips note. Never had any problems.
Old 05-26-2020, 07:16 PM
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FG with a dab of super glue or if you fly tie, some zip zap. 50lb braid to 50lb mono FG. Almost 200ft of water on a 6500 Spinfisher v. I trust an FG for everything but you’ve got to do them right

Old 05-26-2020, 07:40 PM
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Red Phillips gets my vote for ease and casting performance. It's an overhand knot and a uni with the tag end folded in - super simple. If you are casting it can't be beat.

Never heard of Crazy Alberto before. Watched the video. Looks exactly like an Albright. Great knot for wire.
Old 05-26-2020, 07:58 PM
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I guess I'm the odd ball. I tie a PR Knot
at home on the bench and on the water I tie a spider hitch and then connect the loop of the spider hitch to mono or fluoro with a Bristol Knot.
Have not had either fail since I started tying them Neither of these knots have been mentioned in this thread.

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FG whenever possible.


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The new no-tension FG tie method has been a game changer for sure. Now it can be tied anywhere in a minute.
Not sure who first figured it out, but a BIG thanks to them...……….
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
Wait.....nail clippers won't do a good job on braid?

Now I need to get fishing scissors.
boomerang snip...
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Originally Posted by Left Coast Retriever View Post
The new no-tension FG tie method has been a game changer for sure. Now it can be tied anywhere in a minute.
Not sure who first figured it out, but a BIG thanks to them...……….
DId not see info on no-tension method please link me..

TO the Op.

FG is the best in my opinion but there is a learning curve and takes a bit of time. I have a method that is very doable on boat. So if the knot will be in top 20-30' I would use FG all the way. But if 100' or so into the spool FG is still my choice but if water is rough=, I would just do UNI to UNI and not worry 1 bit about it. Of course being a little finicky, I would likely redo with FG back at dock before my next outing.

Most of my trolling rods are spooled with braid then a topshot of 100-200' of mono. I like the stretch of mono when trolling, For bottom fishing I do not like more then 10-20' of mono. you can feel bite better and less likely to have a fish stretch you to the rocks.
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Originally Posted by spraynet 1 View Post
Wait.....nail clippers won't do a good job on braid?

Now I need to get fishing scissors.
boomerang snip...
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FG has my vote
Old 05-27-2020, 05:39 AM
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Over 50#, FG. Under 50, typically Red P knot. Bristol to Bimini for my topshots.

I find jam knots very strong and the easiest to tie under all conditions. You have to really screw up a jamb knot for it to fail and it’s pretty obvious when it isn’t right. Use what you feel most comfortable with as most mentioned are all good knots.
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learn the FG. The rest are imposters for those give up trying to learn it.
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Originally Posted by ports2016 View Post
learn the FG. The rest are imposters for those give up trying to learn it.
Bah! The FG is an imposter of a knot. It is a “hitch”, and has a fatal flaw in so much as it’s only designed to be strong in one direction. It’s most famous use is as a “telegraph hitch”, used to secure telegraph wires to poles where there is a constant tension in one direction.

The PR Bobbin is much better.
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pr bobbin - you may as well go hollowcore you dope
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I do hollow core most of the time, casting isn’t the best option for it though.

I’m a dope? I didn’t see what you put up to back up your choice of the Fu€king-Gone knot.
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hollowcore isnt good for casting? Loop to loop isnt but straight hollowcore is ya dope.
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Congrats, #48 on the list. Enjoy life.
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I switched to the Gt knot from the fg
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