Fastest Way To Tie The Amazing FG Knot [Free PDF Guide Included]

By: Luke Simonds on April 30, 2015
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Why the FG Knot shocked the heck out of my brother and I…

Since launching Salt Strong, I have performed many fishing knot strength analysis experiments to make sure that the knots I recommend truly are the best of the best out there in terms of true tension strength… not just angler hype.

Like most anglers, I’ve used the same fishing knots for years just having zero doubt that they were the best out there.

In fact, when starting the knot testing, I never thought that I’d find anything new… just that I’d simply be generating proof of the ‘fact’ that the knots I’ve relied of for years would be the strongest.

More specifically, I was eager to prove the dominance of my favorite knot (a unique combo of the perfection loop and a uni knot) in the most important category… braided line to leader connection.

The reason this connection is the most important is because it’s the weakest link in the system for anglers who use light braided line (for maximizing casting distance) to heavier fluorocarbon leader (to withstand the biggest, baddest, and saltiest of fish out there).

For instance, a 50% knot tied on the lure end of a 30 lb leader is stronger than a 100% line-to-line knot one the other end given that it’s to a 10 lb main line.

So I was excited to prove to the fishing world that my unique method of connecting my braided line to leader was the best…

Free FG Knot Guide [PDF]

Click here to get a single page cheat sheet PDF guide showing the core steps of the FG knot so you can always have it on hand if you need it… it’s 100% FREE!

The FG Knot Surprise

When I first saw the FG knot, I just knew my favorite line-to-line knot at the time was going to demolish it.

Why?

Well, the FG knot only consisted of a series of braided line wraps squeezing the end of fluorocarbon leader… it didn’t even double-back the leader line like all the others… at first I thought it was laughable!

My theory about this tiny knot being weak was so fixed in my mind that I truly did believe I made an error tying my favorite knot when the FG knot beat mine on the first test (the test consisted of me tying them both to a single strand of line and then pulling on it until the weaker knot busted).

However, this incredibly thin FG knot completely humbled me that day as I re-tested it multiple times before realizing that my “unbeatable” knot wasn’t quite as good as I thought.

It then went on to win the line-to-line knot contest I held in January by a significant margin (over 30% as shown in the final four pic below), so I was quick to adopt it as my new favorite.

fg knot

And this FG knot has done nothing but completely impress me ever since.

In fact, I’ve even tested it against every knot recommendation that has come in since posting the FG knot video shown below that somehow went viral on YouTube, and it has continually held its spot at the top… even against very popular knots like the Crazy Alberto, Surgeon, and double line knots like the bimini twist to a bristol.

How to Tie the FG Knot

There are several ways to tie the FG knot. The first way I learned to tie the FG knot was extremely time-consuming, so I was against even recommending this knot given how long it took to tie.

However, I then learned this short-cut method shown that has allowed me to now be able to tie it in under 1 minute, so I now recommend the FG knot for anglers who uses braided fishing line given that it’s both the strongest and thinnest knot that I’ve ever tested, and it can be tied fast if you do it using the method shown below.

Here’s a video showing the short-cut method to quickest and easiest way to tie the FG knot… just click on the image below to watch the video.

FG Knot Video

Free FG Knot Guide [PDF]

Click here to get a single page cheat sheet PDF guide showing the core steps of the FG knot so you can always have it on hand if you need it… it’s 100% FREE!

Conclusion

As anglers, our fishing knots are the only thing we have 100% control over when it comes to landing the biggest fish of the day, so we might as well make sure we use the strongest ones out there for each connection… and we must pay special attention to the connection involving the lighter/weaker line since the overall line system is only as strong as its weakest link.

Although tying the FG knot can take a bit longer than many others (especially when first learning it), it is worth using in my opinion because it has consistently been proving to outperform the others… even while being the thinnest option out there.

Please know that I’m by no means saying it’s the strongest knot known to man… just that it’s the strongest of the many I’ve tested it against for directly connecting braid to fluorocarbon.

Note: If you have a line-to-line knot that you’d like me to try it against, just leave a comment below (or send an email to fish@saltstrong.com) and I’ll be sure to include it in the next round of knot strength analysis.

Related Posts: 

1. The Best Fishing Knots Of All Time [Ranked Strongest To Weakest]

2. How To Tie The Perfect Leader Assembly For Inshore Fishing

3. What Is The Proper Drag Tension To Use For A Fishing Reel?

P.S. – Be sure to share this post with any of your fishing friends who use braided line because they may not yet know about this very strong and thin braid to leader knot.

Free FG Knot Guide [PDF]

Click here to get a single page cheat sheet PDF guide showing the core steps of the FG knot so you can always have it on hand if you need it… it’s 100% FREE!

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Jarvis
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Jarvis

An amazing knot! My new favorite. Rivals the Improve Clinch for how often I am using it. I use surgeon knots instead of hitch on the end. Less likely to come undone. Thank you with all my fishing passion!

Bob W
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Bob W

Started using the FG knot 5 years ago. 30# spiderwire to 50# fluorocarbon leader. As long as you keep it snug when tying. Works great. Use gloves to snug up. Have had line break but never at knot.
Knot is low profile, so will slide through guides easily for longer casts.

Jim Casey
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Jim Casey

This knot cost me a $25 lire I the Cape Cod Canal after casting maybe 5 times the knot unraveled and the mono and my lure launched into the middle on the canal . I will not use it on any situation again .

Den
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Den

Love this knot – thanks for the easier method.

Ray LaCour
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Ray LaCour

That FG knot might take a tiny bit longer than the one I’ve been doing,but the one I’ve been doing isn’t reliable. Going to do this for all my rods.

Donald Johnston
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Tied my first FG just 5 min ago. Using 15# J-Braid x4 with 30# Berkley Vanish Fluorocarbon. Got a cataract in my right eye so I’m blind in one eye and can’t hear out the other…fingers must be losing sensitivity as I could barely feel that thin braid line. No problem with the fluro. Holding the line tight in my teeth I needed to smile a big toothy grin as I almost cut through my lip with that thin line. Got it wrapped up and fumbled a half hitch on it. Let my cramping hands rest just a bit then put the other half hitch on. Cut fluro and threw on 4 more half hitches to help cover the fluro stub. Cut the braid (need better scissors as the stub looks frayed) Seems to be holding but was afraid to pull tighter for fear of slicing through my fingers…yes with the thin braid. Did I mention that the braided line is very thin?

All in all I call it a success and I think it will hold. If it doesn’t, I’ll let you know that it was the biggest fish I ever hooked into and it was his fault.

Donald Johnston
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Just an update. Yesterday I went out for only 45 minutes before heading to my volunteer job. Divito Park is on the way so I stopped there. After a half dozen casts I checked my FG knot. I would have lost my bucktail jig on the next cast. The problem I think was the fluoro tag end kept hitting the final eye on my rod causing it to loosen up. I’ll try again and if no luck, I’ll try one of the competitor knots.

Josh
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Josh

I can’t trust a knot they works by cutting grooves into the leader. Braid – leader Size have to be a match etc…and is a pain to tie…
Alberto Albright and slim beauty all work great.

Duane
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Duane

I fish offshore and we use 200 yards of 80 to 100lb mono topshot tied to 80 to 100lb braid ..will this knot work with that heavy of mono ?

Jeff
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Jeff

I have a knot that has never broke. The floro will before knot.. however I have no idea the name but I’ll explain kinda how it’s done… take your tag end of floro and make a loop.. then take your tag end of braid and run through the loop.. after it’s through loop, make 5 or 6 wraps down. After your last wrap. Turn around and start wrapping back towards your loop 8 to 10 times.. after u finish wrapping. Take your braid tag end and past it through the loop on the opposite side from where u initially started after u made your loop.. wet your floro n hold tag end in mouth, then sench down.. may need to help braid but once senched down, pull lines tight n cut ends………… only my problem with fg knot is it unravels… Thanks n try out…

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Have you tested it against the PR knot? They look almost identical after they’re tied but in all the tests I’ve seen the PR always comes out on top

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Knot don’t work on 200 pound line

Anonymous
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Anonymous

It worked for me

Doug Mathews
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Hi Luke,

I love the info on SaltStrong so keep it coming!

I am going to be doing some freshwater fishing in N. Georgia next week. After doing research, I see that most of the fishermen up there tend to use 4-6lb leaders. I use 10lb braid on all of our reels and I am wondering what knot you would recommend to attach a lighter leader to braid?

We will only be up there for a week and I don’t want to bother respooling any reels.

D

Anonymous
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Anonymous

If I have 30lb braid reeled onto my reel, what lb floro should I tie to it?

Eric Bardes
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Luke, I love this knot but today I lost a 34″ cobia at the boat? When I took pressure off the fish and grabbed the leader the knot came undone of the Floro and the thing swam away!!!! Ever have this happen and or what do you think I did wrong? Only thing I could think is the floro stretched and became thinner ??

RICHARD FIORENTINO
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Luke – have you ever heard of the RP (Royal Palms) knot?
thanks

SM0kiE
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SM0kiE

Will this knot work on regular carbon line??

informative video!! thx

Manny Rodriguez
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Manny Rodriguez

Thank you for all your tips and sharing your knowledge with everyone. I have used everything that I’ve learned with much success.

Paul Turner
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Joe, excellent demo. I commend you on your ability to answer so many questions with detail ,and above all, PATIENCE. YOU ARE GOOD. Thanks

Ray Sullivan
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Excellent demo!! Thanks!!!!

Doug Weaver
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Doug Weaver

Can you do this with fly line and leader?

kerry.burgess@twc.com
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I don’t use braid I use Fireline. This knot don’t work well with Fireline. Any recommendations?

Casey
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Casey

Someone told me a long time ago that to strengthen my knots, to put a drop of super glue on it. I’m sure I’ll get severely chastised for this, but, right or wrong?

Ken Estep
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Ken Estep

Great illustration on your part and really made it an easy knot to tie. Heading to Toledo Bend in the morning and will try it.

Justine Forbes
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braid to flouro, how about mono or one of the hybrid/combo line types? Same knot?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Double nail knot

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Do you have an article on the benefits of using the fluorocarbon leader vs. tying directly to braid?

Gordon Janssen.
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Gordon Janssen.

Cool. Really nice. Thanks

Robert Mauro
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i know this knot will hole, but are you against using swivels to do this line to line, just asking ….????

eh767@yahoo.com
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Watched the video, tried the knot. I was skeptical and tested the knot using a fish scale. 30 lb braid to 20 lb fluorocarbon. The knot held, the flouro failed as expected, but the break was well away from the knot. Repeated the same test for verification. Same result. I was surprised. I am still curious to know if the characteristics of the braid may allow it to loosen up over time as some have reported. The tiny size, smoothness, and strength of the knot is impressive. The longevity will take some time to test but I will try and give it a fair test.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I’m a long time fisherman and this is the first time I have seen this knot…. and it is awesome! Question I have is if you have tested it to join braid backing to FlyLine?? Curious if there is any chance the braid wraps will pull off the flyline coating?

Michael Dillman
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As a new inshore fisherman (Indian River Lagoon) I am using the same knots I use for fly fishing. Surgeon s loop on the braid and on the leader & run one through the other. What potential problems will I have with this system

David Burns
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David Burns

Tried it, a lil sloppy at first but got my first one done. Stress the tension needed as you do the 20 loops, the first few I did came undone. I think I have it know, great advice.

RICHARD FIORENTINO
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Luke – tied my first F G today. A little sloppy, but feels strong. A little tougher to tie than the double uni, but I guess it’s worth it.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

THANKS FOR THE DEMO.

Travis Bauman
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Travis Bauman

Thanks for making us understand through a demo.

RICHARD FIORENTINO
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I am older and my sight and dexterity is not what it used to be. I use swivels most of the time to attach leader. Is this a problem?

Will Robinson
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Will Robinson

I’ve had problems with my line breaking, always while casting, the knot is intact and the mono broken right at the Albright. I’ve recently started surf fishing for stripers where I’m casting heavy plugs which seems to make this worse (and quite expensive). How well does this knot hold up with heavy impact going through the eyes of the rod which is where my issue has always been.

ALbert
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ALbert

WHAt is an FG knot? What does FG stand for?

sdynna@hotmail.com
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Just got back from the ReelAnimals show in Tampa. All the guides are using a bimini twist to a uni to get a doubled braid on the leader. Would like to see a comparison. How much does the bimini twist work as a shock/stretch ?

francoistaljard@gmail.com
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I must say a very elegant knot. I do mostly finesse fishing so use very light line. I tried the knot on 6lbs HMPE Braid (it is a silky type of braid) did about 22 twists onto 8lbs fluro but the fluro still pulled out. 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.
Any suggestions?

fl.fisherman@yahoo.com
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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

Old Eyes Smith
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Hi when I click to get the PDF print out I get error 604
any suggedtiond please

Bassman
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Bassman

Just tied 25 FG knots 30# braid to 10# flour looks great will this line combo hold up fishing?

Aaron
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Aaron

I love the knot. I do use the extra 2 hitches at the finish to try to cover the mono. My problem with the knot is that after casting a while the braid hitch knots loosen and I begin to get a tag of loose braid. I can use a small drop of glue on the braid tag end but that does add a touch of hardness to what is a nice smooth and soft knot. Any suggestions? This question may have already been answered in the long comment section and if I missed it I apologize.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Small drop of super glue will solve that

coach dean
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coach dean

Me too , also try clear fingernail polish. I have caught 40 lb reds and a few casts later I had knot failure with no load , then I added super glue and no failure after hundreds of casts. Best knot ever ,but don’t forget the super glue.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

When I go after big fish, and I have braid to mono, I always tie a double polymar. Takes a little time but super strong and knot is not that big

Robert D\'Ercole
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Robert D\'Ercole

This is by far the best knot for braid to mono or braid to fluoro. I have never lost a fish at that knot. As a matter of fact I caught a 250# swordfish and many tuna and mahi with it. It s easiest, strongest and thinnest knot on tie

Anonymous
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Anonymous

OMG you just cut my offshore prep time by hours! Having to make leaders and swivels, and baits…. TYVM!!!!

Joseph Simonds
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Yep! The FG knot is a game-changer (and massive time saver)

John Gerbino
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MY son recently brought a 100 pound plus tarpon and a 175 pound plus bull shark to boat on braid/ fluorocarbon joined with the FG . Great knot thanks for the “how to’.I add a tiny touch of super glue to lock in the tag end of the braid after it is trimmed

Chris Lam
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This knot can be such a pain great job simplifying it

Leonard Carulli
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I’ve been tying this knot since watching your video, I’m a believer! My knots are tight and strong, now my buddies are asking me to teach them how to tie the knot.

Russ
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Russ

Been doing this knot with 50# Braid and 65# Mono leader material. No matter what I do the braid will not grip into the mono leader. It finishes great and looks fantastic for running through guides, but after a pull test it simply slides off.

Thinner lines (20# Braid & 40# mono) works great and holds.

Something I’m doing wrong or is this knot used only for certain poundage or leader material?

Richard
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Richard

I will use this for tying on the boat line connections. Have you compared this knot with using hollow core connection that would be done before going fishing?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

We don’t like it. You waste to much line and expensive leader materials. Besides that where’s your swivel gonna go?

Roger sherriff
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Roger sherriff

Can you use an fg knot to tie a leader to a fresh water fly line

Donnie Smith
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Thanks for sharing this FG knot I guess I’ll be practicing that tomorrow at work.

Charles Gallagher
Member

Your site is great. Would this knot be good for tying Rio’s Wire Bite tippet 20# to 40# braid?
For that matter, what”s the best knot for tying 20# Wire Bite to 20# fluoro?

Tad
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Tad

After watching the video many time I tried to tie the FG knot. 25# Yozuri mono leader. I could not get the tension in the mono to lay flat on the braid. Is the leader too heavy ?

Phil Williams
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Phil Williams

luv ya work buddy

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Awesome knot. Thanks for sharing. TJ

fernando
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fernando

nice!

Lynn Hayes
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I’ve tried the Nanofil and the only thing I did different is that I made 26 wraps instead of the twenty. Seems to be holding great. We’ll see when it’s tested on the water though.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Have you tried the FG with Nanofil?

jason
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jason

Can this be used on mono to mono with close to same size?

Freddie
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Very interesting knot…I will try it for sure

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Great thanks

Larry Howe
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Going to go try to tie the knot now. Looks like a great skinny knot. Get back with you later

Big Hig
Member

Wish I knew what I was doing wrong on the FG knot. I tied it several times and loved it, but the past 4-5 attempts have let go. I set it until I almost cut myself with the braid before clipping mono tag end. Even started leaving a little extra tag on mono. Reviewed video 20 times & pretty sure I’m not missing anything. Next step might be to wear gloves when setting knot.

Joseph Simonds
Admin

Have you seen this FG mistake video? This is the most common reason for FG knot slippage: https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/fg-knot-mistake/

Big Hig
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Kevin
Member

Love it! Great demonstration. Great knot. Thank you!

Jin
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Jin

Love the FG knot! Could I use it tie my filler (or backing) line to my mainline to spool my baitcaster? Thanks!

Mark MacKay
Member

Do I treat Fireline as a braid or Mono? I understand that since it is fused, it doesn’t have the braid effect and is much more smooth. Does this hinder the FG knot effectiveness? If so, what knot should I use to connect 20# fireline to Mono or Flouro? Thanks

Jeff Boring
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Jeff Boring

I’d be interested in the answer to the Fireline question. I just tried to tie a couple of FG knots using #20 Fireline Crystal and 80LB mono. It would not grip the mono and just slipped off. I pulled as hard as I could before clipping the tag end of mono.

Nick
Member

Thanks for the video. I just tied the fg knot with help from your video and it was successful for the first time for me. Kudos

William Reid
Member

Hey Luke! really appreciate the knot videos, so easy to watch, understand and learn. You guys are doing a great job, both of you. Livin the dream yes? lol Fish on! Thanks again

Geoff
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Geoff

I use this knot quite a lot on the beach fishing for tailor, Jew and Mackerel but I’m unable to ever bring in the Spanish mackerel. When they hit they hit fast and I’ve got my drag on very light but for some reason the braid gives up because when I bring in the line I don’t have any leader or the knot just a frayed braid on the end. I’m using 30ld braid with 60lb leader

Phual
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Phual

Luke, Thanks for the info. I’ve been using a double bobber stopper knot. Basically you lay the 2 lines side by side, tie a bobber stopper knot with the braid then tie a bobber stopper knot with the flouro , lubricate and pull the 2 knots together. Could you strength test it. It is slightly thicker, but is easy to tie. I’m tying 10lb flouro to 15lb braid and I haven’t had any issues.

Bruce
Member

Iam using power pro to mono. The knot keeps slipping down the mono.

Rob
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Rob

I’m definitely going to try this knot looks good

Jim
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Jim

Will this work with 12lb fluoro to 10lb braid ? If so do I need more wraps?

Geno Machino
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Geno Machino

Love the FG knot…fought a 40+ pound yellowtail with a 600 pound sea lion playing tug of war with me and my fish for over an hour and a half, while I kept buttoning down the drag. Probably had 25-30 pounds of drag at the ended of the fight (65# braid to 50# fluorocarbon leader). The hook finally pulled out. That knot is the bomb and bullet proof!!! My go to knot – now. I used to use the Bob Sands knot, which I never had a failure either, however a slightly more bulky finished knot, than the FG. My Albright knots would almost always fail.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

I tied the knot 4 different times and with a micro guide rod it broke the knot of when casting … lost a couple good lures but continued to believe it was my fault. Reverted back to the Albright Special and haven’t had to retie it in a long time. I’m not sure what it was about the FG knot that caused it to break off when casting but it seemed to run smoothly through the guides when I tested it by pulling line out manually. Stinks cause it took me a while to perfect the knot before I actually started to use it and that time was well wasted.

Joseph Simonds
Admin

Hey Jeremy, thanks for the feedback. I had the same issue until my brother Luke watched me tie the knot and told me about this one critical error I was making (that quite a few other anglers have done as well)

Check out the most common mistake here: http://v2.saltstrong.com/articles/fg-knot-mistake/

Jeremy
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Jeremy

I will have to give it a try again to make sure I don’t cut the tag end too soon. It’s been so long since I tried it that I can’t even remember if I actually made that mistake or not. This time I’ll make a cast with a weight on the end instead of one of my good lures haha.

Joseph Simonds
Admin

Hahaha. I know what you mean. I threw off a $25 topwater lure while tarpon fishing right before I realized my issue. Definitely bond it together really well before cutting off the tag ends. It makes all the difference in the knot.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Not sure why but now when I’m pulling the two main lines tight my fluoro is breaking off … lol

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Had to give up my hands are killing me … 4 tries 3 out of 4 the leader broke last try the leader pulled out of it. Next time I try I’ll try and thicker leader line and see if that’s been the problem the whole time.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

So I tied an Albright real quick with the same fluoro and it broke off … I think the fluoro is bad or too light.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

20lb braid on 8lb fluoro …

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Thanks for the help. I was trying to use the knot on a finesse setup for smaller species so maybe I’ll not use it for that but at least now I know the leader needs to be a thicker higher lb test than the braid.

Thanks for everything.

Jeremy
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Jeremy

Ok I see now.

I’ve always been taught to use a lighter leader than the main line. I’ve never thought of going the other way.

Gorillaguys8 Dillard
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Can you do the same with carbon to mono?

Trouti Thompson
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Trouti Thompson

Brilliant, I just ordered 2 sets of micro guides from the states for a travel rod I’m building for a trip to new Zealand, was concerned about slim beauty, Albright, or double uni catching on these guides that I haven’t used before. This knot looks way smoother than any knot I’ve used and to be rated as stronger what can I say! Thanks for the demo, Aussie fish on down under

Grant
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Grant

Mate – great video and super easy method for this knot. It took me a while to get the bimini/bristol combo right but was just a few runs through the video and a few dry runs and I am away laughing. Heading out on Sunday to try it out. Cheers!

Pat Nissley
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Badass

Daniel
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Daniel

Hi Luke – Great way of tying the FG Knot, have been using it successfully on our local Yellowtail Kingfish in Nelson, New Zealand, they are great fighters and so far I have landed fish up to about 30lb – but there are much bigger ones out there!!. Had a beer last night and as everyone knows beer improves your brainpower and after the beer a question popped into my head, should I be wetting the line before I tie the knot as I know that with other knots you should wet the line first??

Daryl Yasuda
Member

What if using braided line in bottom on reel and mano on to of reel can this knot still be used

Rob Wolterbeek
Member

What is the heaviest braid and fluoro limitation. Use 75 braid and 60 fluorocarbon.

Jim Strickland
Member

This is by far the easiest way to tie the FG knot. I learned to tie this three different ways. this is the best yet!
thanks

Joseph Simonds
Admin

Thanks to Luke for simplifying it for all of us! The FG Knot is all I use after watching him tie this a few times. Thanks for watching and for taking the time to comment Jim.

Justin Brown
Member

Do you always tie a couple feet of fluoro onto your braided lines?

BC Wilson
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BC Wilson

Will the FG knot work with mono as it does with fluorocarbon?

Ken Kingon
Member

Thanks for the great video showing how to tie the FG knot, I have been using this knot for several months and really like it.

Ian Dhue
Member

I was thinking of trying this knot on my game reel , I will be useing 100lb power pro onto 130lb mono to take place some of the shock into the line . What do you think is this a worth while knot to use ?

GARY POWELL
Member

LIKE THAT KNOT! I LIVE IN VIRGINIA AND FISH IN THE CHESAPEAKE BAY,MAINLY OFF BUCKROE PIER IN HAMPTON VA ,I FISH FOR COBIA, SPEC’S ,PUPPY DRUM ,RED DRUM ,FLOUNDER, AND WHAT EVER ELSE THAT WANTS TO PLAY!THAT KNOT SHOULD DO GREAT FOR.ALL.ESPECIALLY FOR MY SIGHT CASTING RIG. THANKS

deno
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deno

what about line twist? theres no swivel

sonny mcclanahan
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sonny mcclanahan

Very nice instructions. I’ll use that with my fly rod as its so small. thanks.

Ray Mulder
Member

Thanks for making the video. I’ll try it today.

Adrian Rivas
Member

Landed 2 Tarpon thanks for the fg knot. They were juvenile but i was fighting them with 10 lb braid and 30 lb flouroleader. The first tarpon i hookup up to wrapped himself in the mangroves and the knot (Orvis knot) on the leader gave out before the FG. I then proceeded to land two more tarpon on the same knot and leader. Amazing knot! Thank you for the easy to understand and follow along video!

John
Member

Thanks guys very much. Havent been using braid for long and all the knots I was shown were terrible through the rod guides. Especially when using very light gear. The Alberto was the best but had it come loose too many times lost good lures. This knot is fantastic! Thanks a bunch!

lgisteve
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lgisteve

I use what was taught to me as the “no name” knot which gives you the same diameter finished product with close to 100% line strength and is much quicker to tie

Eric Trevaskis
Member

Great knot. I was using the Alberto knot but the FG is much better. I fish for Spanish Mackerel off the rocks here in Western Australia..can’t tell you how impressed my mates were when I showed them this knot.

Ron Rincones
Member

I tried to tie the G\FG know with 100/100 mono to braid. After several tries I gave up. Later tried with 20/30 braid to mono w/o a problem. Is there a trick to using this know for heavy lines?