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Does anyone have a easy , secure knot that you can splice 80lb braid to say 40-100lb mono/fluro and make the knot on a rocking boat? :) I am not looking at using windons, this would take the place of them in a pinch.
Knot has to run thru rod eyes when your casting.
 

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PR is the best IMO. I think it's easiest of all to do, especially with the uni finish... But if you don't want to do PR, then improved allbright is OK. Not as smooth casting, especially with larger mono you mention in your range. But OK. Mid knot might be option too, but looks more difficult than just spinning a PR bobbin to me...

Also, be sure to use the softest mono you can get. It makes a big difference when casting!

I like Varivas, it's smooth like butta! (But I don't have anything over 60lb in my bag so when I need 80-100 I just bum some from my tackle ho buddies! It's just as nice as the lighter stuff! ;))
 

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If I am in a hurry I just tie a uni to uni. I have never had one fail and have put some serious pressure on them.
If I have the time I will tie a P.R. Knot. It just takes me twice as long.
 

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once you get the hang of a P.R. - its not too bad.

Not too bad, I was still catching on the one you tied up for me in Panama in April. Its had four fish over #100 and two close to #200 - but its a little nicked time to retire it, I did reglue it after the big fish yesterday it looked like it was fraying a little bit.
 

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I managed to tie an Albierto knot pretty easily, but didn't get to test it on fish yet. Seems to get decent reviews and is simple to tie!
 

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What kind of knot is this? I need to check this out tomorrow.

a variation of the fg knot. But, he left out a lot of the 'finish' you need for our big game application. need to do a lot more half hitches, and then end with a reversing uni (or similar self serving knot).
 

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Here's link to very quick/easy/secure and go through the guides knot.

http://i292.photobucket.com/player.swf?file=http://vid292.photobucket.com/albums/mm21/captandywerner/MVI_0089-2.flv

Never had it fail and and after 15 minutes practice you can tie it in the dark on a rolling/pitching boat with fish busting all around!!!

Thats a very cool knot. I just tyed one using 65# braid to 40# mono and the mono broke at 42# but not at the knot.....it broke at the surgeons loop hooked to the force guage. Very impressed with the size and strength...Cant get much smaller than that.

Edited - I just checked out the FG knot on You tube and the FG seems to just have many more 1/2 hitches to finish it which I uess I don't know why as they are not doing much besides makingit it bigger. Can someone educate me as to why so many 1/2 hitches?
 

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It offers much more secure hold on the line, not for strength but to keep from unraveling. Also, you keep going up the line, past the mono, to provide a bit of guard against the mono end chafeing (sp?) the braided line. All these knots are good and similar in how the work; the FG "method" just seems the quickest and easiest. I've tested the FG fine at home, but have not pulled on a good fish with it yet. And that's the real test.
 
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