Beware Of The GT Knot (Don’t Make This Mistake!)
We’ve been getting tons of emails about the GT knot and my overall synopsis is… beware of the GT knot!
There’s a lot of misinformation about it, including how strong it is and even how to tie it!
Since the knot is one of the few things you can control when you’re fishing, this is a really important topic so I made this video to show you what’s really going on with this knot.
Learn the truth about the GT knot in the video below.
P.S. You’ll also learn what to knot to tie instead so you have a much smaller chance of losing fish because of your knot!
The Truth About The GT Knot [VIDEO]
The problem with the GT knot is that there are a variety of totally different knots shown online that are all listed as the “GT Knot”…
Many of which reference a knot contest in which the actual GT knot while then showing a tutorial on how to tie a totally different knot that’s incorrectly called the GT.
In fact, the most popular videos in YouTube that come up when searching for the “GT Knot” aren’t actually showing the true version of the knot.
They’re tying a much weaker knot, so those videos are misleading.
The real GT knot from the study includes a bimini twist, but none of those videos do.
When I tied one of those false GT knots and tested it against the FG knot, it was 80% weaker than the FG knot!
So watch out for those videos claiming the GT knot is the strongest.
And here’s another thing: the knot contest mentioned above where the GT Knot was the winner was with 50 lb braid and 80 lb mono.
Their lighter line division with 15 lb braid and 30 lb leader did not have the GT Knot in the top 20.
And when I tied the exact same knot with 10 lb braid and 20 lb mono, it slipped right out both times.
So if you’re inshore fishing with light line, I would stay away from the GT knot and go with the FG knot.
Beware of the GT knot!
There’s a lot of misinformation about the GT knot and some of the videos out there aren’t even showing how to tie a real GT knot.
When I tested one of the knots in those videos it was much weaker than the FG knot, so if you’re looking for a strong line to leader knot, I definitely recommend sticking with the tried and true FG knot.
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