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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D3EB4lNcs0

Alternative to Big Angry Fish and Aussie guy's versions of FG.... kinda a reverse FG - how I learnt to do it. Tie off mainline to eye of rod and turn reel handle to get tension then way you go... a hell of a lot more half hitches than needed it seems? probably pays to watch all 3 if you can be bothered...

Interested to see what some of the more experienced guys on here think of the above variation? Has done the trick for me so far (which isn't saying much).

On the water I generally don't have the patience and use the 5 turn surgeons.... bit clunky through the guides but strong fast and easy. wouldn't want to cast big poppers or stickbaits with it for extended periods of time tho...
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Read thru this current thread
http://www.fishing.net.nz/asp_forums/line-knot-issue_topic107355_page1.html
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Any ideas for braid to braid? Both identical 10lb, just want to turn 2 spools of 100mtr into 1 spool of 200mtr.. double over then back to back uni?
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I've found the J knot to work well for braid to braid, it's the third image here: http://www.fieldandstream.com/photos/gallery/fishing/bass/where-fish/2009/02/strongest-fishing-knots?image=2
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Nice one, cheers Jay
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I use Improved Albright knots joining braid to leader all the time. It's important to double the braid so it gets a proper grip on the leader (and I have found a tied double is much better than just doubling it and later trimming at the knot).

It's also important to lubricate it with lots of spit and to pull it up really tight, pushing the wrapped braid as far as you can back towards where it came form. I usually go 9 turns up and 8 turns back.

Not only has this secured many horses of snapper on 10lb braid/20 or 30lb fluoro, but we also use it on our 24kg braid/80lb leader kingfish jigging gear.

Lots of practice means I tie the knot very slim and trim it really close, so it slips through rod guides easily. The only failures I have had in the last few years have been where I've trimmed the line in the knot - but that's been maybe twice in the last 3 years.
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Originally posted by nathchef nathchef wrote:

Any ideas for braid to braid? Both identical 10lb, just want to turn 2 spools of 100mtr into 1 spool of 200mtr.. double over then back to back uni?

Either that or make two doubles and cats paw maybe
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10lb braid to 10lb braid - I find a blood knot with plenty of turns works as well as anything, though admittedly it's better with the limp rather than fused braids.

Its huge advantage with these light braids is that it ties down very small, so doesn't catch up the rest of the line on eg small baitcaster spools (or line guides), so doesn't hinder casts.
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I use the figure 8 on my line and Uni Knot on the braid.
It hasn't failed me yet.
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