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A buddy of mine thought of a new way to secure his FG knots. It is basically an Alberto knot with FG style wraps to secure the FG knot. He is not sure if the half-hitches at the end are necessary. I personally think the FG part should be cinched down first before starting the Alberto-like finish. Can anyone with the proper equipment test the new technique strength-wise? Also, is there anything like this already out there?
I have a custom 13ft spinning rod here. (6-16oz 30-80lb line rating) The guides on it are quality Fuji guides. 11 guides total. The guides are not micro guides but there not huge neither..... First picture... are the size of the first 5 guides starting from the rod tip down. Second picture... are the size of guides at #6 #7 #8 Third picture.... are the size guides at #9 and #10 Last guide being the biggest guide at (#11) My questions are about braid and shock leader: 1. Do you see a problem with 80lb braid <-- FG Knot--> to 130lb mono (Shock leader) passing through the guides? Or FG Knot damaging the Fuji guides? 2. Should I scale back to 65lb braid <--FG Knot--> to 100lb mono (Shock leader) for better knot clearance? 3. With a 13ft rod what is a good shock leader length? Big blacktip sharks, sharks 8ft and under and tarpon are my current interest from the beach btw.... For now I will stick with braid to mono connection. I would like to advance and connect braid to braid for example 80lb braid to 200lb braid without the double uni knot. I need to find a slimmer knot connection. But that is for another day....
The FG knot appears to be a popular braid to mono/flouro connection due to the ability to go through guides without catching. Although it takes longer and more care is needed than lets say a modified albright or uni knot, it is pretty strong if tied properly. I don't have any personal experiencing pulling in fish on a FG knot, though I have heard of GT's being pulled in on it. If it can pull in a GT, then I'm sure it will pull in a bass or blue. What is the biggest fish you have caught using a FG knot and did you experience any slippage or other issues? Pictures would be great as well!