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Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:02 pm

Do you guys use a leader on your soft bait rods which is longer than the rod, i.e. does the leader knot pass through the rings of the rod during casting, or do you have the leader knot sitting just outside of the tip ring for casting (like I do). Cheers.
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Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:13 pm

Yes...

My leader know runs through the guides.... Depending on how I feel / remember / be bothered... It's generally around 1.5m long... Using fluorocarbon gives greater abrasion resistance the the braid if the fish goes to ground, plus the fluorocarbon is less visible in the water then the braid

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Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:21 pm

What knot do you use Hainesy?
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Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:47 pm

HI Andrew, I use the FG knot. Its slim and goes through the eyes well when casting.

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Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:52 pm

FG knot too :y:
I start with around 4m of leader , after cutting off and changing jig heads and micro jigs all morning it ends up around 1 m when I turn for home :lol:
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Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:54 pm

I run the fluoro long as well. The knot sits around the first guide plus tip to reel 'outside' the rod - I figure this lessens the line/rod angle by the time the knot passes the top eye, haven't knocked any guide inserts out yet. Less wear on the braid from top ring when transporting as well.
Still use the improved albright with a dab of nailpolish to round off the ends. Haven't had enough knot failures to warrant changing.
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Sun Jan 15, 2017 5:59 pm

AndrewRawlingson wrote:What knot do you use Hainesy?


If I'm at home with my glasses on, ...the FG knot.....on the water sometimes the Albright, and sometimes the Slimline Beauty...

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Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:48 pm

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AndrewRawlingson wrote:What knot do you use Hainesy?


If I'm at home with my glasses on, ...the FG knot.....on the water sometimes the Albright, and sometimes the Slimline Beauty...
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Sun Jan 15, 2017 9:51 pm

Thanks for the replies. I'm going to have to add the FG knot to my repertoire. I've been using the alberto knot for a while now. Not sure how I ended up using it, but it's super easy to tie and very strong. Fine for jigging/vertical fishing, but just a bit too bulky for casting. 9/10 casts are fine, then it all goes wrong :$
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Mon Jan 16, 2017 8:44 am

mmm.. just taken a look at the Alberto knot and it looks the same as the Albright ..??
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Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:38 am

not quite, with the alberto, you wrap the braid in one direction, then in the other direction over the top of the first wrap. the albright only has the braid wrapped in one direction.
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Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:41 pm

Easiest way I have found to tie the FG knot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjzUb5QRKuk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Easy to do with rod in holder on the yak, trick I found is not to much tension on the braid while its in your teeth. Glides through guides easy as.

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Mon Jan 16, 2017 10:51 pm

AndrewRawlingson wrote:Thanks for the replies. I'm going to have to add the FG knot to my repertoire. I've been using the alberto knot for a while now. Not sure how I ended up using it, but it's super easy to tie and very strong. Fine for jigging/vertical fishing, but just a bit too bulky for casting. 9/10 casts are fine, then it all goes wrong :$
Funny I have just gone through the same routine, now tying the FG quite easily. As someone else mentioned dont have the braid too taut.

Question, a mate who used to fish competitively always used a product called Loon, UV knot sense, on his braid to leader knots. Anyone else doing this? Someone mentioned nail polish -isn't that too brittle.?


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Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:07 pm

FG knot x4 long leader bout 1.5m easy to tie on the water too. As long as a remember to take my reading glasses. Using those cheap ones that burns or sell that have the lights on the side, best invention ever, great for camping and reading have about 4 pairs know, best 15 bucks I ever spent...


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Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:58 am

Meatc wrote:Easiest way I have found to tie the FG knot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjzUb5QRKuk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Easy to do with rod in holder on the yak, trick I found is not to much tension on the braid while its in your teeth. Glides through guides easy as.
X2 this video is good I use the fg as well. I have a couple of winds of leader around the reel so leader length around 3-4 mtrs

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Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:17 pm

I just use a 5 turn surgeons knot. So easy to tie on the water and it hasnt let me down yet. I know its not the best but its simple, quick and casts well.

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Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:56 pm

Also use an FG knot for virtually all my fishing now days. Handy, especially with the mirco guides on some of those baitcasters!
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Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:35 pm

FG at home, but out on the water, especially if I haven't tied one for a while, I fall back to the Albright as it seems to stick in my head better. FG certainly slides through the guides much better.
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Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:41 pm

OK besides the obvious what does FG stand for?


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