New knot mono to braid for me …

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    Posted: 10 Apr 2024 at 9:08pm
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Having a glass or 3 surfing YouTube while my other half  is watching my kitchen rules and found this. I don’t know it but maybe it’s fairly common for others? and it’s way faster than what I’m doing with braid mono connections.  Would this be ok for kingies and marlin as well as soft baiting ???

https://youtu.be/dvXcVfCRR0k?si=JP60DeQt-WM09L6p

https://y.be/dvXcVfCRR0k?si=JP60DeQt-WM09L6p
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It certainly looks easy to tie. My concern would be the way the braid presents itself to the guides, there's no 'buffer' that you get from the half hitches on an FG knot, having said that I doubt that would be much of a problem. I'm not sure how the mono would streamline through the guides either - especially on heavier line weights. Worth a crack to see if it works in the living room. Maybe don't cast it though.

I use an FG like most do nowadays and it can last me a whole year on my light gear but I'll retie it if it starts to look shabby. I think that would be more important on this knot.
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I like that, super easy to tie.  Definitely only for quite light line though, I tied it in 40lb supple trace and it was pretty hard to pull it right up, don't think I'd do it in anything heavier and it is a bit more bulky than an FG as the coils are in the leader not the braid.
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Originally posted by Kevin.S Kevin.S wrote:

I like that, super easy to tie.  Definitely only for quite light line though, I tied it in 40lb supple trace and it was pretty hard to pull it right up, don't think I'd do it in anything heavier and it is a bit more bulky than an FG as the coils are in the leader not the braid.

I believe the knot shown in the original post is known as the Yucatan knot.  Like you I tried it.  I had mixed success, sometimes it tested well and other times not so.  I agree, it's a bit bulky so I tied it the other way around.  Rather than wrap the doubled braid around the mono, wrap doubled mono around the braid.  It then pulls up as a nice slim knot and tested well twice although I did have a total fail once.  I was wrapping the doubled line 14 times.
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Here you go, this is the way I described above.
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Ha ha ha , yeah Smudge , I tie about 2 rod lengths of 6lb fluro to my braid  and get a season out of it . Not that I cant tie the FG but it does take some mental preparation  Big smile......and about 3 goes .
 The knot looks easier to tie , didnt like the musicBig smile  and where  ( oh where ) do you get scissors that cut braid like that ? I stretch it tight and I still gotta chew at it , any how  I will try the knot , wrapped both ways as above  but I think that the FG + 1/2 hitches  will be hard to beat as far as going thru the guides is concerned .
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I've gone back to an Albright knot on most of my rods. It may not be as strong or slim as an FG knot, but I can tie it with my eyes closed in a few seconds. I add a Rizzuto finish. Still use an FG knot on my stickbaiting and mechanical jigging rods. 

How strong does a knot have to be? Listened to a podcast by a guy who does deep jigging in Aussie (i.e. 300 - 600m). He uses an Albright knot because the FG knot is too strong. Logic? If he snags up, he only wants to lose the leader and jig rather than risking a whole spool of braid. 
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This is the knot I use for joining braid to mono for lighter lines. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TASzTlhfouY
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I hear what you are saying MB.  In Vtu with Alan L I snagged the bottom in about 400m.  This was my first drop with a Diamond -Eye slow jig I have had success with in the deep here in WA.  The leader was 150lb and I was concerned I may lose the lot.  The leader snapped less than a metre from the jig so I got lucky.  That's if you can call losing a $50 jig and $40 worth of hooks lucky.  The terrain over there is just too gnarly for deep water jigging imo.
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I know a lot of people RAVE about FG knots. I have one on my Torium thats about 3 or 4 seasons old still going strongShocked

However I am more of a fan of the humble double uni. Watched a few videos of it VS the FG and for the fishing I do, they both are good enough.
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That you tube looks a lot like the Yucatan Knot.  I use this and hasn't let me down - yet !!!
simple to do and quick.
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I still use the Yucatan Knot on my baitcasters and overhead reel’s.
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