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

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Last updated on: July 20, 2017

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Why the FG Knot shocked the heck out of my brother and I…

Since launching Salt Strong earlier this year, I have performed several 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…

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.

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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: The #1 Mistake Anglers Make With The FG Knot

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.

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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
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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

howesfishing@aol.com
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

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

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

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

Adrian Rivas
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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
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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
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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
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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?

Joe Sherer
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Hey Luke and Joe, I live in Florida over by the Mosquito Lagoon area (Titusville) and I have recently joined your group. Outstanding how you two have worked as brothers together! I have a brother whom owns a fly shop in northern Wisconsin and he and I worked together for many years until I screwed everything up and got married!?? Oh well, that’s life getting in the way again, my fault. Anyway, I’m a fly fisherman and I’d love to see a little more on any fly-fishing/fly-tying technics you may have. I also worked in the fly fishing world for a fly-tying and rod manufacturer out west after I was married so if you need and/or are willing for any ideas I’d be willing to help, although there are a ton of fly fishing legends here in Florida whom are way more qualified then I to add to this forum.
P.S. I’m just a regular guy and I KNOW that I DON’T know it all by a long shot, but I’m willing to share the little bit that I do know with anybody. I’m also always looking for people to go fishing with and “Tie one on”

Brett
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I’m just getting into using braid to flourocarbon leaders, having success so far. 1 question I have is what is the difference between flourocarbon fishing line and flourocarbon leader material? Thanks, keep up the great work on your website and Youtube channel!

Stan Pierce
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Stan Pierce

I just got back from Costa Rica offshore fishing and seen this knot for first time. They tied it between there fingers but it is the same knot, I am learning it to use,

Tom Mangus
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Great video, much easier than how I’ve tied the FG in the past. Thanks.

Jack Van Fleet
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Loved the Video Excellent leader knot Thank you so much , now I can make my own leaders and not have to tie lures directly to my main line and save my main line from hang ups , Fabulous info to know and use . I can’t thank you enough. Ha

Allan
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Allan

Just a suggestion for a refinement. After I cut the FC tag end, I found that by taking a lighter and slightly melting the end of the FC to form a shape similar to a nail head (basically, briefly [like maybe half a second] touch the flame, or bring the FC close to the flame and flattening the melted end), you can create an additional “safety catch” for the braid to catch on to. After that you can add the extra hitch knots to cover the FC so as not to get hung up on the rod tip. So pretty much, even if the knot slips, which it shouldn’t, it won’t come completely off.

It probably goes without saying that you should take care not to burn the braid!!

I’ve been trying to learn the FG knot for months and this video is the best I’ve seen. I can’t wait to try it out!

Martin S
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Martin S

Hey Luke, I tried the FG knot for tuna fishing last Friday, got a nice 30 pound tuna and the knot worked great

Doug Zeeff
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How would this work with Mono to Mono line of two different diameters? I am thinking of heavy leader (50#) to thinner line (25#). It would be great fishing in areas that have a lot of floating weeds that hang up on swivels.

James Pauley
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James Pauley

I like it and will try it in the world of catfshing

roscoe
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roscoe

Using 30# XPS braid and 6# stren clear. I keep these at my desk at work to practice knots. With this line combo I physically can’t pull the braid loops tight enough to keep it from slipping off.

roscoe
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roscoe

Seem like a great knot, however I keep pulling the finished knot off the mono. I have been very careful to make sure the wraps are tight and correctly over wrapped.

Lukas
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Lukas

Hey Luke,

Thanks a lot for showing this easy way to tie a FG!

Conditions in my home waters force me to use 2-3m mono leader on my lure equipment because I am fishing in clear lakes that are heavily pressurized by anglers and the fish are very line shy. Further more the lakes inhabit tons of Zebra Mussels that have been introduced through ships in the last three decades. These mussels have very sharp edges and if you’re fishing close to rocky grounds PE line gets snagged off in an instant. So mono is of great benefit as well as it’s far more abrasion resistant.

However I cannot use swivels for the connection as the narrow freshwater rod guides are to delicate to cast a metal ring through them and as the leader is wound onto the reel (baitcast or spinner) a swivel would interfere with casting, especially on spinning reels.

I’ve been using an improved Albright knot but with heavier line it get’s very bulky and after repeated casts with heavy lures you can see how the know weakens from passing through the guides. Then I switched to a Yucatan knot, which is very easy to tie. The problem is, however, that even though it’s strong I had unexpected break offs I cannot fully understand. It might be that the number of turns vs. line strength is very important.

Many of the super strong off-shore knots require at least one Bimini to be tied. So you need to learn to tie two knots to get a connection. And as we all know – rather an average knot tied well than a superb knot tied poorly.
This one is different: I got it very nice after the first two tries. I am very confident that it will show a great performance with casting as it is slimmer as any other knot I have ever used.

Last but not least as a response to some people who compared your results with the ones from other sites.

It is always difficult to compare these results. You never know how well the knots have been tied, it’s hard to correlate the lines the people have been using(FC vs Nylon, brand of braid, etc), with the results they are seeing.
Last but not least: Google any popular knot and you will get dozens of different ways to tie it. More or less wraps different styles of finishing the knots let alone knots that where simply named wrong. So unless you see exactly how the knot was tied in a specific test, it’s useless to compare different results.

Thanks again and keep up the good work!

Cheers from Switzerland..

George
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George

Brilliant good to know

Jp
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Jp

Hi, i would like you to test this knot againts the PR knot made with a bobbin, and see whether there is much of a difference, thanks.

Jp
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Jp

Cool, I will def give it a try and revert

yusuf
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yusuf

Can this be used for flouro to flouro leader?

Gazza
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Very impressed !!! Will practice that, a clear explanation as well

David George
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Remember the old saying “Keep it simple stupid.”? I’ve spent hours trying difficult knots. This is so much easier and quicker. Thanx.

Russell Ackley
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Will the FG knot work on heavier mono to braid connections?  I use 65 pound Power Pro with a topshot of 50 pound mono.  Great instructional video btw, thanks!

Larry Abele
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Beautiful- very nice and much clearer than other presentations I have seen.

Craig
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Enjoyed the video. I fish over here in Sydney Australia and your directions were easy to follow. I now use the knot always. Thanks again.

Hal Basham
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Excellent video.  Very clear.  Thanks so much

Dale Wright
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Having problems wrapping the flo around the braid, flo doesnt want to loop, the braid wants to loop, whats up

SenorPescador Johnson
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Hola I will add this knot as I train my fisherfolk in MY trix etc in Guatemala and El Salvador I’m new to this NEW type braided line though we did use braided dacron in the 60’s 70’s some at Wrightsville beach 

Richard
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Thanks for the video and info.  This has been the easiest and fastest way to learn how to tie the FG knot.  I’ve been using it on all my heavier gear for tarpon and such and it’s worked well.  I have noticed when tying this knot with older braid, sometimes the braid will break when cinching it down. I almost feel in those cases it may be better to have the braided line doubled.  Have you tried tying this knot with the braided line doubled and stress tested it?  I just rigged some rods up with it and it seems to be fine.  I think I had read somewhere online with doubled braid it may not ‘bite’ good enough to hold, but seems to be alright for me so far.  Though I did really pull on it to cinch everything down multiple times while finishing the knot.

Tim Flaherty
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Do you ever use any adhesive, like Super Glue or other product, as a way of preventing fraying or unraveling?  I have seen on other videos the use of a two step product using a dab of liquid activator to soften the mono followed by the adhesive.  Your FG video was the best I have seen and can’t wait to try it!

Richard Hoskins
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Awesome video, I’m going try it

vibastige
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vibastige

It’s called the Naples Knot and we have been using that knot here in 10K for over 12 years.  I think some guide discovered/invented it here after consuming a six-pack and playing with Chinese handcuffs.  If you google Naples Knot all sorts of discussion/arguments comes up.  I first learned of it from Capt. Andy Werner down here and have been using it ever since.  I can now tie it in the dark by feel.  Well worth the effort!

J.R.
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Have you tested this not with 50-lb braid to 100-lb leader for use with tarpon? If the FG knot can hold up to big tarpon, it can hold up to anything!! I like to tie 25 feet of wind-on leader (80-100 lb mono) to my 50-lb braid for tarpon fishing. I have been using the bristol knot but would switch to FGif it has been tested against tarpon.

jeff
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jeff

What are the benefits/drawbacks of using these knots opposed to a swivel to go from line to leader? Ive always used swivels and just assumed people used these knots to either show off their  knowledge of knots or they are cheap and dont want to buy swivels……

Paul
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Paul

Used this knot this past weekend fish for Spanish.  It worked great.  I don’t  like using swivels  for Spanish so this knot was great.  Held up very good.

Alan Kershaw
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Alan Kershaw

too much time for a knot. I’ll stick with the Allbright. Remember the amount of pressure a rod exerts is less than line strength. 99% of the time the leader knot won’t go through the rod and even if it does would rarely if ever create a problem. FG knot is certainly thin but if any good knot is tied correctly it won’t break. 

chris
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chris

tied this knot many times and did exactly what u did in this video yet it did not hold 1st fish or after a few casts everything came undone i dont think it holds well with flurocarbon yet i see everyone saying it does … i could see it holding better with mono ..

Amine
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Amine

Hello Chris, I have the exact same issue of the hitch knots coming undone after a few casts with micro guides Currently, I’m ending the knot with 5 hitch knots then a hitch knot where I loop 5 times. I’ve tried fewer hitch knots, fewer loops in the last hitch knot, no looping in the last hitch knot, burning the end of the fluorocarbon to make a mushroom, stronger/weaker braid, stronger/weaker fluorocarbon… All of these attempts resulted in the last hitch knot becoming loose. And then the one before the last, etc…

Any news since then ? Any help anyone ?

(I’m using .16mm braid and .33mm fluorocarbon of approximately 5m. I’m forced to use a very thin knot because of the size of the guides on my daiwa infeet xtreme eg93h)

Thanks a lot

Drew
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Drew

Could you try it against the Alberto knot? Yes it is a little thicker but it might prove to be stronger.

Doug
Member

Thanks!  Your video makes it look easy to tie. How does this knot compare to the bob sands knot or tony Pena knot in strength?  

mik
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I always used the double clinch knots

Cameron
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Cameron

Paulus had a completely different result from his testing.http://www.paulusjustfishing.com/4knotreview.htm

Gabriel
Member

Thank u for the video. It’s by far the easiest video to understand how to tie the fg knot.

David Andrews
Member

Nice knot! use something like that but not quite tied the same way going to try this one. Thanx

Simon Middap
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I recently went on a fishing live aboard charter with 15 others, out to the Swain Reefs of Gladstone. In preparation for this trip (other times its been a bit if a drink-a-thon) I needed to concentrate on knots. Research took me to this FG youtube video, I practiced it before embarking, tried to convince all the other fishos about it, and like others in this blog – they laughed at me, no return looping!!!All trip, they joked at me about the FG knot – and as you do out there, I lost a lot of gear – BUT NEVER did the FG know fail –  I was using 50kg braid and 80kg leader

Butch
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That is really cool and even I can understand how to tie it. I normally use a double Bimini knot to tie the two together but this looks thinner and based on your tests stronger. Can’t wait to try it. Big trout at my green underwater light last few days. Tight lines and thanks. 

Bob Bielser
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A friend posted your youtube video of the FG knot on our kayak fishing forum. I liked how the knot was smaller than the uni to uni that I’ve used for years. Retied 2 new leaders on using the FG knot before my last trip and was very happy how well they flowed thru the guides. The fact that they are stronger is a plus.

Charles
Member

The fg knot is hands down the best braid to mono knot I’ve ever used. I’ve landed some mean ol angry fish with it  been using it offshore for about three years.

Robert Ringier
Member

Compare to a Briton knot onto a Bimini twist. I think that the Briton is stronger, but it is a double knot on the braid end. 

Will Collier
Member

Thanks , sounds like a great and strong knot. What lb.test liter line did you use in this demonstration ?

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