GT Knot vs. FG Knot: Head To Head Knot Strength Experiment
Every day I get emails about the GT knot.
They’re either asking me if it’s really the strongest rated knot, or telling me I’m crazy for thinking the FG knot is stronger.
I’ve never seen a knot get so much attention!
But is all the hype deserved?
Is the GT knot really the strongest braid to mono/fluoro knot?
I decided to put these two knots head to head and do a test.
I have a new tension machine that tells me exactly how strong a knot is so we can see precisely which knot is stronger and by how much.
Check out the experiment below.
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GT Knot vs. FG Knot [VIDEO]
There’s a ton of misinformation about the GT knot out there, as well as several different ways to tie it.
And the crazy thing is, the most popular videos show the worst way to tie it!
The GT knot is basically a uni knot on the braid side and a figure eight knot on the mono side.
Both of those knots are weaker than the FG knot, so I had a hunch the GT knot wouldn’t be as strong as the FG knot.
And I was right!
Here are the results of the test:
GT Knot Breaking Strength
Test 1: 9.80 lbs.
Test 2: 7.36 lbs.
Test 3: 13.12 lbs.
Average: 10.09 lbs.
FG Knot Breaking Strength
Test 1: 18.96 lbs.
Test 2: 17.77 lbs.
Average: 18.37 lbs.
Braid should break well above it’s listed resistance, which in this case was 10 lbs.
The FG knot did break well above 10 lbs., but the GT knot broke right at 10 lbs. on average
Although there’s a lot of excitement about the GT knot, there’s also a lot of misinformation.
It’s only 55% as strong as the FG knot because it doesn’t spread the load as well as FG knot does.
Have any questions about these knots?
Want me to test out any other knots against each other?
Let me know down in the comments!
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