How To Tie The FG Knot (While On A Kayak Or Paddleboard)


We’ve done a lot of knot tests here at Salt Strong because we know that the strength of our knots is one of the few things we can control when we’re on the water…

You can’t control whether or not fish will bite, or whether or not they’ll break you off around structure, but if you lose a fish because of a weak knot, then, unfortunately, that was your fault.

So that being said, knots are incredibly important!

And after all the knot tests we’ve done, we’ve found the strongest line to leader connection to be the FG knot.

However, there are a few drawbacks of tying the FG knot…

It takes a lot of time, it can be difficult to tie, and you need constant tension on the line to tie it correctly.

These stipulations can make it difficult to tie when you’re out on your kayak or paddleboard, but in this video, I’m going to show you how to do it.

Check it out below.

How To Tie The FG Knot On A Kayak [VIDEO]

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Because it can be difficult to tie on the water, I usually tie my FG knots the night before I go fishing.

However, if you’re in a pinch and you need to tie it then and there, it can definitely be done with the tips mentioned in the video above.

Have any questions about tying knots on the water in a kayak?

Let me know in the comments below!

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1 year ago

Hi Tony,
Great Video
I am using-30lb power pro to-30lb Ande leader and tying the FG Knot.
My knots look good and are strong.  I normally do 20 wraps
I use spinning tackle only.
Here are my 3 questions.

1..are you normally casting the braid to mono knot through the rod guides?
2..what length leader are you normally using?
3..are you using high quality sivels in some situations?
Thanks Tom

2 years ago

can’t see the line so can’t see what you’re doing

David Hill
2 years ago

Another good video Tony. I usually start out in the morning with a freshly tied FG which I tie the night before. I have found myself tieing them on the water in my kayak. I like the suggestion of tieing a knot in the end of the braid. I’ve had the tag end of my braid slip out of my mouth in the middle of the knot and had to start over. This should help eliminate that from happening.

Once again, I appreciate it.


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