You should put down the snell version of the uni knot it’s much better and tighter because it goes around the hook instead of the outside, making it more efficient and tighter.. I’m talking about the “Best “Snug” Knot to Lure/Hook” 2nd best knot. fluoro leader is thick enough to get burrowed into by the FG Knot. You can tie it perfectly wit… I personally do not use it because it can do more harm than good because the knots will constrict under pressure which can cause the glue to crack and the create sharp edges that can end up damaging the knot. Hi I was watching Bass guy Gman Gerald Swimdle show his knot, he doubles line thru jig then wraps around the main line several times and passes this doubled line thru the loop and tighten it leaves 3 tags to cut ,a double and a single ,he says best knot for flourocarbon. Advantages: The Snell Knot is one of the older knots and is claimed to provide a reliable connection which preserves the strength of the line - particularly if the thickness of the eye is greater than the line diameter. Note: The * symbols next to the knots listed above are the ones that I personally use for each of the respective connections. We have not tried the Knot Kneedle. Thank you for all the information. Is it possible tl test a double uni against the GT knot with a Fig. The power clip will definitely have a stronger hold because you can use a stronger snug knot to connect the line to the clip. When it comes to hollow core wind on leaders (not to be confused with the loop to loop methods), it’s definitely smoother than the burnt ends, etc. Have you tested the Miller knot? 8 amd a uni? Although the clips make lure changes quicker, the non-slip loop knot takes me only about 15 seconds do tie that the time benefit that I could get from the clips is minimal. I recommend giving it a try and then testing it against the one you use to see which one is stronger:, I see you recommend the FG when leader is stronger than the mainline, but what do you recommend when the main line is stronger than the leader? Fish On! The fish-n-fool knot and the duncan knot are both variations of the Uni knot… fnf is just the uni knot with an extra wrap around the hook, and the duncan is a uni knot that it pulled snug around the line to form a loop. I look forward to seeing the Newport Knot. 2. Those knots are all very good knots, but they consistently fail before the line when under max tension when testing their breaking strength. As a result, I’d like to see a discussion about the limits of such versatile knots and the situations which absolutely require knowing some of the less versatile, more specialized (and usually more-difficult-to-tie) knots. To describe it – take hook/swivel – pass line twice through eye – double line back on itself and then go back over the doubled back length 5/6 times (going back towards the eye/swivel) – pass the line through the loop formed at the eye/swivel – whilst holding the unfinished knot together between your fingers. This also results in a stretchy mono section which serves as a “shock” leader which helps prevent hook pulls. I only tie a fig 8 on a fluoro leader side because it is slightly slimmer than the uni. According to some tests, the breaking strength of the knot has been found to be around 20 pounds with 30-pound fluorocarbon. Hey Luke could you please test seeing if pinching the line vs threading line through and back on a palomar knot makes a difference on mono as with a few experiments i did it did make a difference. Pull snug against hook eye but not tight. Less wraps for both if using heavier lines. 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