Join your Braided main line with a Monofilament or Fluorocarbon leader
Alex shows us how to join your braided main line with a Monofilament or Fluorocarbon leader using three different knots. The three knots that Alex uses to do this are the Uni to Uni, The Albright and the FG knot. Many anglers will have their favorite knot to use for joining their main line to a leader, so Alex covers the pros and cons of each of these knots and shows us how to tie each one. We’ll cover the three knots in order of ease to tie.
Uni to Uni Knot
The first knot is the easiest of the three and is called the Uni to Uni or Double Uni knot. This is best for lighter lb test line as the connection knot can be a bit bulky with heavier pound test. The Uni to Uni is also best used on rods with wider guides for the same reason. Uni to Uni knot strength is typically very good and the strength can be improved if you double the line before tying the knot. This is one of the most popular knots for joining lines because of the reliability and easiness to tie.
The Albright Knot
The second knot for joining your braided line to a mono or fluro leader is the Albright knot. The Albright or Modified Albright knot is stronger than the Uni to Uni but is a little more difficult to tie. With practice, this will be your go-to knot for joining your braided main line to a mono or fluro leader. You can join light or heavy line with this knot because the knot profile is pretty slim and passes through guides with ease.
The FG Knot
The last and final knot Alex uses for joining his main braided line to a mono or fluro leader is the FG knot. This is the most difficult of the three knots to tie, however this is the strongest of the three knots. It leaves a nice skinny profile knot which allows it to pass through micro guides with ease. It holds up fantastic with light or heavy lb test line in a variety of applications.