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

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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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C Michael Pierce

Can this knot be used to tie leader to a floating flyline or is just for braid???

Anonymous
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I spent many years in Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, & Explorers (for BS over 18), + 20 yrs in the military, so I’m disappointed in your lack of proper knot terminology!! Many Scouts, military, farmers, boaters & climbers would recognize your so-called ‘Hitch Knots’ as a ‘Half-Hitch’ knots!! Also, the ‘knot’ where you run the leader from one side of the braided line to the other, which, if run back under itself each time, reminds me of the ‘Sheep-Shank’ knot, which I was told was also one of the strongest knots, especially when trying to connect two lines of different diameters, again, essentially what you are doing when connecting that leader to the braided line!!
Richard A. Moors, AQ1 U.S. Navy (Retired) (Life Scout, Explorer, & Corn-fed Buckeye Farm Boy)

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Anonymous you are quite the hero. As we all know, knots only work when we use the correct (in your mind) nomenclature. Thank you for setting us straight. Let’s all go over to your very popular website and critique your nomenclature.
I’ll wait.
I bet you have LOTS of friends.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Really that’s what you have to say

David Tyson

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Since you want to be technical the sheep shank is a knot used to shorten a length of rope. Sheet bend connects 2 lines of different diameter and also has a very different way of tying it. The running the line back over itself is more similar to a whip knot.

Beau
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Beau

I would also like to add that I typically fish hard and fast as long as the conditions agree

Beau
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Beau

I have used both this knot and the double uni. They both are strong and both last about the same amount of time when reeled thru the guides. The solution for either knot is retie every 30 mins or have numerous rods with the same rig you are catching the fish on. Longer fluorocarbon equals more big bites and maximizing fishing time equals more chances at big bites.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Seagaur knot mono to mono

James McKinney
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After struggling with the FG coming out correctly I found a video on You Tube that shows how to tie it on slack line which will work better for me when fishing from the Yak. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQmUN0L4F6c

Mike Wells
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Hey Luke, do you use a swivel anywhere? if not will the baited hook and lure turn around and around while retrieving?

Robert Andrews
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Robert Andrews

Can this knot be used like a nail knot on fly line?

Richard Fiorentino
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Luke – have you tried this knot? I have some trouble with the FG – Thanks
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijL8aMkLHKw

David Thomas
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David Thomas

Why will my knot not lock down?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Mine won’t lock either. The leader pulls out

John P Lotz
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John P Lotz

OK it’s great for leader to main line but can I use it for mono backing to main line 80# mono to 80# braid
TKS

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Hi I was wondering if you have tried to snell a hook with a knotless knot. It’s what I use to tie all my hooks and i have never had a problem. It’s the fastest easiest way I have found to snell a hook. I have never tested it though. Thanks

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Why don’t you tie the hook to the braided line?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Can this be used with larger lines like 50# braid and 80-100# leader?

Kevin Varnell
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Kevin Varnell

Great video. Thanks for showing us how to do this. So now I’m wondering. What if I put some super glue on the knot after it’s finished? Just curious, since when I make a wind on leader, after the serve is done, I was told to glue the serve. Would this make it any better???

Carlos Corrales
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Carlos Corrales

Who invented the FG kNOT

Rick Danciu
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Rick Danciu

That was the best instructional vid I’ve seen on tying Flourocarbon to braid, and I’m a old dude.

Todd Foster
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Todd Foster

Will it work with leadcore line?

Jack cross
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Jack cross

Does fg work on regular mono

Anonymous
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Anonymous

How do you tie a half hitch in the braid when it’s on you’re rod an reel , you had to untie it from the chair ?

Richard Fiorentino
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Luke – sorry – forgot link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQmUN0L4F6c

Richard Fiorentino
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Luke- Have you seen this? Start at 5:00 mark of video

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Hey mate. Good stuff there. That is a great way to get that fg tied. Couple observations. There is no such thing as a “hitch knot”. It is either a hitch or a knot. So in finishing the fg you are using half hitches to finish the knot. Also, may be good to mention that wrapping braid around your hand to pull and set the knot is a good way to give yourself a helluva cut. I know it works for the demo, but in practice probably not a good method. Thanks for posting. Keep up the good work. Tight lines!

Bill Godwin
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Just joined the Insider Club and sorting all through the great information. My first comment here…

I found the video for the FG knot some time ago and have been using it with success…as long as the knot remains outside the tip guide during casting and using leader material of higher test than the braid.

My question is…if using 12# high vis mono for backing on a Quantum Cabo 400 reel and then 150 yards of 20# Power Pro high vis braid, will the FG knot between the backing and braid likely fail if I catch that once in a lifetime fish that takes me into the backing?

Thanks for all the great info!

Bill

Tiger Fish
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Just re watched the video after watching the video on the three things that can go wrong with the knot.
I learned that its realy important to lock the knot with one half hitch in one direction, pull tight and then another half hitch in the opposite direction. This locks the half hitches. So if your first half hitch starts out over the main and mono you up and through. Then do anotherhalf hitch but go under both lines down through the loop. When you get it right both half hitches line up and the lines are next to eachother exiting in the same direction. Now its locked. Then finish as the video shows.

Another technique i use to start the wrap
Take the main line and wrap it around a button on my fishing shirt. A few wraps, so when i lean the fishing pole away from me I have constant tension on the main line. Now take the mono and hold it in your left hand and hold it at 90 degrees to the main line. Start the wrap by bending the mono behind the main line and then come back to 90. Now bend the main line behind the other side of the main line and come back to 90. This should give you your first wrap. Do a few more and keep the mono at 90. Push the wraps down to the fist wrap as you pull the main line tight around the leader. Continue till you are ready to finish the knot with the half hitch.

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 .

Anonymous
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Anonymous

thats because you did it wrong.

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.

Don 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.

Don 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

Douglas 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?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Hmm, not sure you’d want to do that to your expensive fly line. Essentially you’d have to strip the coating off a large section of the line in order to have enough braid to work with. Best connection I have found for this is the Needle Nail knot (optional coating w/Pliobond) which essentially works by a similar squeezing action to prevent slippage. And you couldn’t go with braided leader because you’d end up with a hinging effect and your cast would collapse. Your fly line needs a continuance of pushing motion as it unrolls from your casting loop through the stiff leader butt and on down the tapered mono to the fly in order for the whole cast to lay out.

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

Bob 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
Member

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