How to Tie the Albright Special Knot [Step-by-Step & Video Tutorial]
The Albright Special Knot
This knot is similar to the Crazy Alberto Knot and the FG Knot, though both of those knots have proved to be stronger than the Albright Special Knot according to our knot strength tests.
In this article, we go step-by-step to show you the best and strongest way to tie the Albright Special Knot. We also have a video tutorial to show you how to tie the Albright Speical Knot using your own two hands.
Step-By-Step: Tying the Albright Special Knot
In this section, we break down each step for tying the Albright Speical Knot. For this application of the knot, we use a fluorocarbon leader to braided line for the connection.
Step 1: Double Your Leader Line
Double over your leader line by making a loop using three inches of leader line. Pinch the tag end of your loop between your thumb and index finger.
Step 2: Pull 8 Inches of Braided Line Through Your Doubled Leader
Next, take eight inches of your braided line and put it through the doubled leader loop you made in step 1. Align the braided tag end parallel with your leader line.
Step 3: Make Two Loops with Braided Line Around the Doubled Leader Line, Pinch it down
Make two loops with your braided around both strands of your doubled leader line. Then pinch the endpoint of the braided loops and leader line down with your thumb and index finger.
Step 4: Wrap Your Braided Tag End Around Your Lines 12 Times
Using the tag end of your braided line, make at least 12 wraps around your doubled leader line and braided line. Pinch down the loops with your thumb and index finger.
Step 5: Put Your Tag End of the Braided Line Through Your Leader Loop, Pull Knot Tight
Put the tag end of your braided line back through the leader loop up your running braided line. Make sure your tag end of the braided line goes through the leader loop in the same direction as your running braided line, meaning if you put your braided line through the front end of your leader loop in step 1, you put your braided tag end through the back end of your leader loop in this step.
Pull tight on the four strands of your leader and braided line in opposite directions to tighten the knot. Do not pull the knot completely tight just yet, but get it most of the way there.
Final Step: Wet Your Knot and Pull it Tight
Finally, wet your knot with water or spit and pull it as tight as possible. Cut the tag ends of your braided and leader line and your Albright Special Knot is complete.
The Albright Special Knot Video Tutorial
Check out the video below to see my tutorial on how to tie the Albright Special Knot — making a braid to leader connection.
The Albright Special is one of the most commonly used fishing knots in the world, however, it is not the strongest one to use in our opinion.
The Crazy Alberto Knot has shown to be stronger, as has the FG Knot.
Still, this is a great knot for connecting two lines together, whether that be braid to fluorocarbon/mono or mono to mono connections.
Adding this knot to your repertoire will make you a better angler and will give you another option for connecting your lines.
Let us know if you have any questions about this knot or how to use it in the comments below.
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