Name: randy davis
Email Address: RDAVIS6606@ATT.NET
Subject: knots for jacks and red snapper
Message: Tom, what type of knot do you prefer to tie braided line to a heavy monofilament leader. I currenty use an uniknot.
(Sent via Saltwater Experience Fishing Blog)
Thanks for the question. I also like the Uni Knot. It is a strong reliable knot and I use it often. However, I do use other ones for different situations. They are all great knots that you can learn quickly.
I have some good resources for you. Last year I did a series of over 40 knot videos and blog posts. You are asking one of the most common questions in regard to attaching braided line to fluorocarbon or monofiliment leaders. I really use about 6 knots to attach braid to either Fluorocarbon or Monofiliment leaders. Here are my favorites:
#1 The J Knot- This is my Go-To knot for most quick leader ties. I have a lot of confidence in this one.
#2 Double Uni Knot. It is hard to beat this one!
Here is how to do it with a Bimini Twist
#3 FG/Sebile Knot- Very good one. This is probably the strongest, but takes a little time and effort to tie it correctly.
#4 Alberto Knot- I love this knot and I am using it more often now
#5 Slim Beauty
#6 Aussie Quickie- This requires a Bimini Twist.
Here is the Bimini Twist in a step by step video
The advantages of using braid are huge. Many people stay away from braid because they dont know how to tie a leader to it. Any of these 6 knots will work. Find the one that suits you the best and get after those fish!
All the best,