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FG Knot

Post by gumby » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:12 am

what do you think about this knot?

http://www.netknots.com/fishing_knots/fg-knot/
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Re: FG Knot

Post by islandspeed2001 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:23 am

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Re: FG Knot

Post by SuaSponte » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:04 am

This is my favorite knot to link braid and mono together.
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Re: FG Knot

Post by G8trwood » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:11 am

I have been using it after seeing the video on saltstrong on an easier way of tying it. It is easier for me to tie if I loop a hook on the braid and use it as an anchor point, then lean the rod for tension as it is free standing. That way I can concentrate on the leader held further from me so I can see it. (Yes an AARP card might be needed for this method :bounce: )

It is very thin and goes through the guides well. Still new to it and if it is windy on the yak, I default to a yukatan or alberto as I don't have to think on those. I still look at it thinking this can't hold, but it really does.
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Re: FG Knot

Post by Chris » Tue Mar 29, 2016 9:44 am

I've had decent success with this knot. I switched to it after growing frustrated with the double uni's catching in the guides. So far no knot failures, and it's somewhat easy to tie. I'm still a little skeptical of this knot and everytime I hook a fish I'm expecting the line to break. Happy to report it hasn't happened, though.

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