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#1 Murr2345

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 10:04 PM

Hello everyone. I was wondering if any one could help me out with a main line to leader question. Im headed down to Maine this summer to fish for stripers and i am gonna try to make due with what i have already. I was gonna use 15 pound braid to 12 pound fluorocarbon leader. Is the difference on diameter too large to connect with a uni knot?

 


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#2 FrequentFlyer

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 11:10 PM

they are pretty much the exact same diameter.   i use 15lb braid to 10lb mono for pier fishing.  i use a surgeons knot most times, or an albright knot


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#3 IR4J

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 12:37 PM

FG knot for me, helps when braid diameter is thinner then leader diameter. Lots of good videos on youtube...


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 02:52 PM

The braid would be much thinner than the fluro in this case, I would say you are fine to do a uni to uni since I have done it with 20lb braid and 10lb fluro without any issues. If the leader is going to be 3' or less I would just go with a micro swivel, it will help with line twist and both of those lines should break before the swivel..


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 03:15 PM

I like using the albright knot.

 

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#6 fishfreek

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 08:50 PM

In your case micro swivel would be ideal.
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#7 Murr2345

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 09:09 PM

Thank you guys. That help's a-lot. 

 


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#8 IR4J

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 12:31 PM

I like using the albright knot.

 

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Alberto is a stronger version of the albright.

 

The debate for the strongest leader knot often sees Albright/alberto/FG as the top 3


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#9 PUMP KNOWS

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 02:26 PM

Alberto is a stronger version of the albright.

 

The debate for the strongest leader knot often sees Albright/alberto/FG as the top 3

 

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Experiment with these knots and use what you feel is comfortable.

 

I should start experimenting/practicing with other knots, I only tie 2 knots for fishing...improved clinch and albright.


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#10 RedGyarados

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 02:12 AM

I tried the FG knot and it didn't work great because I made the mistake of using a lighter fluro leader. The FG knot is best suited for connecting main line to a heavier leader so the main line bites down into the leader material.

Now, since I use a lighter fluro leader with braided main line, I use the Alberto knot and it has worked great. It can be a bit tricky and time consuming to tie at first, but with practice and time you'll get it!

Goodluck with those stripers!
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#11 ChromeAddict

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 10:19 AM

I use a uni to uni knot but I like the look of some of these. The way the tag ends lay perpendicular to the main line makes the uni not go through guides well.
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#12 Ibstacle

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 06:04 PM

I use the uni to unit knot


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#13 Trev

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 06:04 AM

I use the FG, too. I've had great luck with it.


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