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Old 11-02-2017, 06:59 AM   #1
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FG Knot simplified.

I used to think the FG knot was great, but too hard to tie at home... forget about even THINKING about tying it on the boat. Until I saw this video.

Not much (if any) harder than a double uni.



After this first 1-2 times it's wicked easy.

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Old 11-02-2017, 08:11 AM   #2
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Joe, boat still in????

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Old 11-02-2017, 09:05 AM   #3
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Old 11-02-2017, 11:15 AM   #4
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In over 50 years of fishing, I never had a single palomar knot fail---in nylon, dacron, mono, or modern braid. Easy to tie and idiot proof.

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idiot proof ??? Guess I,ll try it

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Old 11-02-2017, 04:07 PM   #6
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In over 50 years of fishing, I never had a single palomar knot fail---in nylon, dacron, mono, or modern braid. Easy to tie and idiot proof.
A Palomar serves a different purpose than the FG knot which is used to connect braid to mono leader. The FG is a significant advance (much smaller profile and stronger) over uni-uni or albright variations if you plan to cast the knot through guides. Does away with a swivel and lets you use a much longer leader for abrasion protection and landing fish. I do notice the line about 6" from the knot frays after a while, however, probably because of overrun while the knot goes through the guides.
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Old 11-02-2017, 06:18 PM   #7
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Old 11-03-2017, 06:11 AM   #8
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My thoughts.
1. I always have used an Albright knot for braid to mono leader connection on my conventional. I usually have a 10' to 12', 50# mono leader so the knot never gets through the guides. I'm only talking on the boat rods.

2. I have always used a swivel between the braid and the mono leader on spinning outfits. If you are using eels without a swivel I think you are asking for line twist and problems. Even with plugs there is considerably more chance of line twist without a swivel.

I am only referencing boat rods. With the surf rods I never fish conventional and always use a swivel regardless of the reel being used, VS, Penn. I use to fish Calcutta, Abu 7000, Penn 965 conventionals is the surf but found that I could get better results without the headaches of conventionals in the dark in the surf by using spinning reels.

3. I always tie direct and have not used a snap in 30 years. I always put a split ring on the nose of my plugs for better action.

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Old 11-04-2017, 07:29 PM   #9
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I think I got it down now. Practiced it while home with the flu a couple weeks ago and used it last weekend. Worked good and so stream line.
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NO MATTER what knots I tie ,I keep getting pig tails ......must be the line after almost 60 years ><>

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Old 11-04-2017, 10:37 PM   #11
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Ive always used a swivel on set ups

If I do tie direct braid to mono I use a slim beauty knot, never had an issue and very easy and clean
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