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I put powerpro on a couple of my rigger rods and I'm going to put a fluorocarbon leader on.

I was told to put a 3ft piece of leadcore in between the two.

Would you recommend a better way?

 

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I would probably make the connection with a barrel swivel or an improved Albright knot. The FG knot is also a good option, but it’s a bit more cumbersome to tie.


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Double uni-knot for sure!  I use that one all the time.

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Well I tried the FG knot. But as you can see it's not nice and straight. Do you know what i could have done wrong?20190227_125102.thumb.jpeg.269d7991c94787e3d36579a7ee8b10f6.jpeg

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It looks like you may not have had enough tension on the line to keep all the wraps tight. Watch this video if you haven’t seen it already.



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It looks like you may not have had enough tension on the line to keep all the wraps tight. Watch this video if you haven’t seen it already.
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This is the video I watched. Maybe I just don't have good dexterity. I think the bump in the knot happened when I did a wrap and the fluorocarbon didn't pull straight right away and might have caused a kink or bend. Maybe I need to keep the fluorocarbon tight also.

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I use the double uni all the time without either of the issues you are worried about and it's an easy knot to tie on the water. Works great for leadcore to braid as well.

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I sometimes use the double uni and have had no unexplained failures. I also use a swivel sometimes. No unexplained failures with it, either. I tie a fluorocarbon knot on the F-carbon side and a double palomar on the other. 

I love knot and want to learn the FG knot. Interesting, I was in Florida and our guide said he always used the FG to attach his f-carbon leader. "Never fails," he said. The next jack cravalle I hooked broke off at the braid to leader knot. Hmmmm

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Well I think I got pretty good at tying the modifide FG-knot. I pulled just about as hard as I could on the lines with no slippage. But it sure does take a long tim to tie. Plus I'm still not sure if I am finishing the knot right.

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Probably one of those "don't fix what isn't broke" scenarios. Since I've not had problems with the uni/uni connection, I should probably just stick with it. I think the FG is mostly for casting situations where the "bump" the knot makes in the line is the issue more than the strength of the knot being inferior.  

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When I'm doing the double uni, I do 7 or 8 wraps through the loop with the braided line. Five wraps for the mono or fluoro. I don't think additional wraps hurts or weakens the line. On the mono, additional wraps don't strengthen it, either. 7 or 8 wraps might insure the knot not slipping. 

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Back to back uni knots on all my cores.  Some have several as I step the leaders down from 20# mono to 10# FC.  Never had one fail.  I have (4) one colors, (2) two colors, a 4 color, 6 color, 8 color, and two full cores.

Good advice on the extra loops for the braid.  Make sure to keep the FC moist as you snug it up.

Snagged one on the bottom last year and had the gears in the reel strip out, but the knots held.  Not sure if I won that one...

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Back to back uni knots on all my cores.  Some have several as I step the leaders down from 20# mono to 10# FC.  Never had one fail.  I have (4) one colors, (2) two colors, a 4 color, 6 color, 8 color, and two full cores.
Good advice on the extra loops for the braid.  Make sure to keep the FC moist as you snug it up.
Snagged one on the bottom last year and had the gears in the reel strip out, but the knots held.  Not sure if I won that one...
Why are you not using the Willis knot for leadcore to fluorocarbon? I ended up using the fg knot for braid to fluorocarbon.

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Albright knot?  What, doubling back the mono or fluorocarbon and then doing the wraps around the doubled line with the braid?  I use the albright to connect a leader to copper line and in a couple of saltwater applications. I certainly believe it's imprudent to change what's working (don't fix what isn't broke.) Still, the FG knot is similar in function to the albright knot, but would absolutely be thinner and assertedly as strong or stronger.  

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