I've actually had good luck with the Lefty Kreh-type,braid to flouro, by adding a few more twists before tightening down. It's not as slim as the FG, but it's WAY faster/easier, and at least as tough in my saltwater use with 20# Snook up to 70# bull sharks. The FG takes more loops than indicated, to hold flouro to braid, IME.....but I'm often running similarly #rated rated, lighter poundage lines, which means very thin/slick braids vs much thicker/stiffer leaders...it's just hard to do strong AND small AND easy to tie, with braid to flouro, but it might be me.
It is indeed very good. The problem with most of these knots is they leave a tag end of the fluoro than will work loose going back and forth through the guides. The FG knot avoids the problem. Other knots will have a shorter life span and require you to keep an eye on them to retie often. It is important with all these knots to put them under strain and check them before using.
WTF can't people just tie the f*cking knot. I don't need 6 God damned minutes.
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I have tried the FG knot a few times, and I love how slim it ends up....I don't think its possible to get a less bulky knot, plus the mono tag end faces towards the reef meaning there is nothing to catch the eyes when casting..
That said, I don't think I would trust it if fishing light with low lb/low diameter mono....
Well, I'm also having SERIOUS issues with any of the new powerpro 8, also, so it's hard to figure if it's that knot or the slick 8, when that's been the combo. The kreh knot isn't as small, but it's reliable.
What I feel is fact: that knot on that exact powerpro in the video, is begging for heartache.
I really like braid on my baitcasters and fluoro- for leaders. I also connect the two with a surgeons knot but make six wraps instead of the often seen three. I'm talking about 20-lb braid to say 10-lb fluoro-.
Even with six wraps it's a surprisingly small knot. The bass I fish for though are the northerns so not the hogs of the south. Still, I've had no break-offs with the six-wrap surgeon. And it's an easy knot to tie.
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