The purpose of this step is to create a smoother top of the knot so that the hard edge of the leader’s tag end doesn’t snag onto anything (floated debris, rod guides, etc.). In testing the breaking strength of my 10 lb braid tied to a 30lb leader with this FG knot, the breaking point was typically in the 20 to 23 lb range… which is more than enough to handle most inshore fish. Knot is low profile, so will slide through guides easily for longer casts. Very few commenters have complained about the ease of tying this knot but I wonder if those like me are just not commenting. I’m also in the process of buying a boat . What is your plan for that setup? The problem I think was the fluoro tag end kept hitting the final eye on my rod causing it to loosen up. Have you seen the new Table of Contents section on the, Weekly fishing reports and TRENDS revealing exactly where you should fish ever trip, Weekly “spot dissection” videos that walk you through all the best spots in your area, Exclusive fishing tips from the PROS you can’t find anywhere else. I see now I wasn’t tightening the braid into the leader. Thanks. Nothing formal. Thank you with all my fishing passion! I would have lost my bucktail jig on the next cast. Thanks again, Luke. Mind out of gutter!...Ok, I used a wire wheel at my stationary grinder to remove the paper and burl left behind from drilling the holes. Is it good for multiple trips or should I cut it and make a new one every trip? After cutting, I center punched all marked drill holes. Jan 2, 2019 - No more need to hold the main line in your teeth to tie the FG knot! Your short wait to get the boat exactly like you want it will means years of enjoyment. Here’s a strength test I did on the FG knot vs. the Crazy Alberto where you can see how it’s tied: https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/albright-vs-alberto-vs-fg-knot/. It's the FG knot. So now I’m wondering. Hey Luke, I wanted to come back to this video and leave a comment. and it is awesome! 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Central Ave, Winter Haven, FL, 33880. Let my cramping hands rest just a bit then put the other half hitch on. Much appreciated!! But first let me see if I can answer some of those questions. Thanks for making time to leave the helpful comment Beau! As an Insider, you have full access to all cheat sheets from this page that’s exclusive for you: https://www.saltstrong.com/fishing-tip/pdf-cheat-sheet-central/. Lives may be at risk – possibly your own. Trying to follow instructions via illustrations is nearly impossible and even FG knot videos have been tough — until now! Since seeing this new method I’m confident I can do them anywhere now and fast. However, many critical factors cannot be controlled, including: the choice of materials; the age, size, and condition of ropes; and the accuracy with which these descriptions have been followed. It has many uses such as to fasten a mooring line to a ring or a post. Now its locked. FG knot, with handmade tool #FGKNOT #FG매듭 #FG매듭법 #자작 #골드웜네 골드웜네 : ... 골드웜네카페 : ... 골드웜네밴드 : ... @goldworm 골드웜네유튜브 : ... 골드웜. I do not recommend this knot for a 30 lb braid to a 20 lb leader because the leader will get weakened and the knot will be prone to slip off due to the thicker braid not being able to dig the necessary grooves into the outer layer of the leader for permanently locking into place. After that, I used my little bench top bandsaw to carefully cut out all the pieces. The FG knot passes through guides with ease. However, there is a much faster and better way to tie the FG knot that allows it all to be completed in under 60 seconds (video proof below). Most expensive thing is the piece of aluminum, coming in at $10 at your local big box home improvement store. Thanks for making time to leave the nice comment Delbert! With practice it can be tied quickly and reliably. About 2 hours, if you have access to all the tools. Thanks for making time to leave the nice comment on this FG knot video, Manny. It does have two giant faults: it slips and can also bind. I have a knot that has never broke. Richard A. Moors, AQ1 U.S. Navy (Retired) (Life Scout, Explorer, & Corn-fed Buckeye Farm Boy). Same knot? I was using 30lb braid and a 12lb fluorocarbon leader. And the most important part to remember is the tightening of the braid coils on the leader before cutting off the leader’s tag because that is what locks the coils in place for good. The Figure 8 Knot provides a quick and convenient stopper knot to prevent a line sliding out of sight, e.g., up inside the mast. What lines are you using (strength and brand)? I always enjoy your videos and I always learn something. Using your pinky for tension is a great improvement! I think this is a great tool and your video gave all I needed! Step 1: Wrap the line around your pinky. For those who routinely use longer leaders (and therefore pull line to leader knots through rod guides regularly), do you have an alternate recommendation to the FG knot? I love the info on SaltStrong so keep it coming! Ooor you are a fisherman, and you want to see what it is all about...Either way, you are in the right place. Absolutely! The knot on the top video was 30 lb braid and 50 lb mono so that it could be seen easier in the video. Great improvement! can you use this knot on heavy braided line like 65 or even 100 bl and tie it to 50-75 leader or is just for lighter lines. Good stuff there. Push the wraps down to the fist wrap as you pull the main line tight around the leader. Step 2: Wrap the leader around the braid. Fishing guy here from Sweden! If it doesn’t, I’ll let you know that it was the biggest fish I ever hooked into and it was his fault. It should be deeply distrusted when used by itself. If you’re getting slippage, you’ll need to use less coils because you need more pressure per coil for them to dig into the mono… try 14 ot 16. Hold the coils with your fingers to keep them in place and be sure that you’re getting both the leader and the mainline in these knots above the coils. Historically I’ve used a J knot, but I’m hoping to find something a little thinner and more streamlined to cut down on friction. As I mentioned above, the most common reason we’ve heard from those who watched the video above in YouTube was that it takes too long to tie. Admittedly it is usually a bow that we tie - but the underlying knot is a Square Knot. Sign up for FREE to receive the latest saltwater fishing videos, tutorials, product reviews, and fishing product discounts! And I agree. Is it good for multiple trips or should I cut it and make a new one every trip? I have been a huge fan of the FG knot ever since it shocked me in my first braid to leader knot contest because it proved to be over 30% stronger than all of my prior favorite knots including: And it also happens much thinner than all of the other braid to leader knots because the thicker leader line never doubles over like it does for traditional fishing knots. I was skeptical and tested the knot using a fish scale. I am gonna make my own leader now for the northern pike (muskie little brother) and I am not sure what knot to use. I have sed the double uni knot for years and can pretty much tie it in my sleep, but just wondering if I should switch up my knot given a certain situtation. I use swivels most of the time to attach leader. Works great. I’m so sorry to hear that. Since you want to be technical the sheep shank is a knot used to shorten a length of rope. Like any knot: easy to tie when you know how. Increased to 32 twists much better initial hold but it was as if the fluro slowly worked its way out of the knot till it reaches a slipping point. I most often use a 10 lb braid to a 30 lb leader and it is easy to tie on in the boat or on the paddleboard too after some practice. It’s the fastest easiest way I have found to snell a hook. Do a few more and keep the mono at 90. I remedied it by putting some glue on the knot – same the glue I use to help hold the lure on the jig head. I am new to the CNC scene, but I hope my template can be formatted and used for creating this jig on there. 8 weeks ago I bet you have LOTS of friends. REALLY interesting and feels good that you have som “facts” with The tests. J/k ha-ha, thanks again for sharing. It mostly depends on what size and species of fish that you’re targeting. When you get it right both half hitches line up and the lines are next to eachother exiting in the same direction. The effectiveness of communication is judged by the response that you get. The FG knot is a relatively new braid to mono (or fluoro) knot that has proven to be stronger and thinner than all other braid to leader knots we’ve tested. The knot held, the flouro failed as expected, but the break was well away from the knot. If I have 30lb braid reeled onto my reel, what lb floro should I tie to it? Place the leader above the braid and then wrap it over and around the braid while keeping tension on the line. I use the double uni on the water. I commonly hear about people who use super glue on their knots. Just got back from the ReelAnimals show in Tampa. The FG knot is designed to protect a lighter braid from breaking when tied to a stronger leader. I used to recommend using your teeth to keep tension on the line, but this new way is actually quicker and easier. I used a rotatory carver and belt sander. Click here to see the best knots for every situation and download the Ultimate Knot Guide PDF. Swivels are ok to use.