Yep, that's right. Guys I'm a knot-a-holic.
I have done many tests on line, and know strength. I've come to realize that 80 percent of fisherman still use that one knot we are all taught. Spin the damn hook after you thread it then insert it through the bottom loop. Stop it
You know what knot I'm gonna teach my daughter or son?! Well... Let's start out by saying I'm not trying to throw shade on anyone. Knot strength is one of the main things keeping that 8lb bass pinned. When you go parachuting would you parachute with a backdoor Chinese special? No. I know I wouldn't. And fishing is let me keep it real by saying 120 times more important.
When your are bored try tying 15 knots a day every day. Practice makes perfect. It really does.
Knots I recommend:
Double pitzen, double clinch, berkley braid, Palomar. The Palomar works amazingly well with braid but not with fluorocarbon. It's extremely easy to miss tie the knot. It can be good with fluorocarbon but it's harder because of the way fluorocarbon is. Braid you don't have to worry about it as much.
The knots that Shaw Grigsby shows and the knot that swindle teach are good FC knots. The only thing I have to disagree with is Gerald swindle recommended the red Phillips knot for attaching leaders. That knot is trash compared to the FG or Alberto or even the Yucatan. The FG is a little difficult and your gonna waist tons of line trying to learn but it's worth it if you use braid to FC. No other knot IMO comes close to the FG, and a close second being the Alberto.
Once you get the hang of the FG learn the rizzuto finish and that knot will be the only one needed for connecting braid to FC. If anyone needs help let me know I'm here to help.
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