How Many Coils Should An FG Knot Have? [New Experiment]
A recent question came in about how many coils to use for the FG knot, so I decided to do some testing to see how much the coil count mattered.
This new experiment revealed some surprising findings including a new record for a 10 lb braid’s breaking point in a knot experiment… a whopping 26.92 lbs – WOW!
Click on the video below to see the findings:
FG Knot Coil Experiment [Video]
The lines used in this test were 10 lb braid lines (PowerPro & J-Braid 8 Grand) that were connected to a 30 lb leader (Ande monofilament).
Leader Line – Andy Monofilament – 30 lb
Although this test found that 30 coils brought on some added strength to the FG knot, the increased difficulty of locking all of the coils into place overshadows the strength gain in my opinion.
So I’m planning to stick with the 18 to 20 coil count for my FG knots going forward.
Have you tried use 30 or more coils for your FG knot? If yes, please let me know if you’ve had any issues with the knot getting compromised when casting it through the rod guides.
Are there any other aspects of the FG knot that you’d like me to test? If so, leave a comment down below.
P.S. – The strength of our knots is one of the few things that we have 100% control over, so it’s on us to make sure we’re maximizing our odds of landing a fish of a lifetime whenever the opportunity arises. Click here to see the full listing of knots ranked by their performance for each knot type.
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