Braid to mono knot

Discussion in 'Saltwater Fishing Forum' started by Pippen, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Pippen

    Pippen Well-Known Member


    Bought some new reels this year and for the first time went braid to mono.

    When in Kyuquot everyone fighting fish had the "clunk" when going from the braid to mono as it ground against the guides. I think I have read this but is a brush with clear nail polish good to smooth the knot?

  2. fshnfnatic

    fshnfnatic Well-Known Member

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  3. Corey_lax

    Corey_lax Crew Member

    What knot did you use to tie them together? I made the same switch this year on one rod and I don't like the clunk. I did a double uni but I'm wondering if I can have a better knot that will pass through the eyelets better. I might just go to zero knots (straight braid or mono) and not worry about it passing through the eyelets unless it gets down to the backing.
  4. seadna

    seadna Well-Known Member

    I use a double Albright. Tied and trimmed properly, it's very low profile. A drop of glue on the ends helps it go through the guides.
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  5. BCRingo

    BCRingo Well-Known Member

    X2 on the double Albright. I use it for connecting a Fluro leader to braid on my spinning reel too. Touch of super glue and you won’t feel it there.
  6. RiverBoy

    RiverBoy Well-Known Member

    i use a double uni. i find the knot gets big when you do lots of wraps with the mono. i only do about six wraps of mono tops . doesn’t matter much with the braid as the diameter is so small hit i do about 8-10 wraps. i tried the nail polish thing but i found it made it “clunk” even worse going thru the guides, so i don’t bother.

    i’m gonna try the albright knot per above
  7. tubber

    tubber Well-Known Member

    FG knot. Tic not clunk.
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  9. islandboy

    islandboy Active Member

    FG knot - casts great! I wrap 24 before I half hitch it off. 50# to 50# for ocean casting up to 8 oz weights.
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  10. Gong Show

    Gong Show Well-Known Member

    Slick knot, thanks!
    Looks easy enough to do on the boat.
  11. Skins88

    Skins88 Member

    I like the f and g. Never tried tying it on the boat though.
  12. Jencourt

    Jencourt Well-Known Member

    FG knot . As Tubber said , just a tick no clunk. Hardly notice it. I usually put a dab of crazy glue on tag ( not mandatory) and “Bobs your uncle”

    Last edited: Sep 14, 2019
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  13. BCTony

    BCTony Active Member

    I use the Albright knot when I need to tie on the boat and a version of the FG knot otherwise. Whichever I apply superglue to finish. While I can tell when the mono leader comes into the rings neither knot 'clunks'.
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  14. Waterwolf2230

    Waterwolf2230 Well-Known Member

    I've used the Shimano bobbin for the last two years to make my FG knots. A bit pricey but they make unreal knots and once you get good with them they don't take long at all. I've never had a knot break or slip.


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