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Knots for Braid or Fireline to Mono

Knots for Braid

or Fireline to Mono

J Knot Fishermans bend / Double Uni knot Albright Knot Palomar Knot Midnight Knot Twisted Leader Knot Surgeon's Knot

J Knot

This is the best knot weve found for joining a mono leader to main braid reel line. We first came across it when fishing for tarpon in the Florida Keys some years back and its proved totally reliable. The knot is compact, strong and passes through the rod ring eye easily.

The Florida Flats fisherman call this knot the J knot.

A mono leader on the end of braid needs to be between 25ft and 35ft long. 25ft is ideal for shallow water fishing up to 100ft, but for greater depths use 35ft leader to give a little more stretch to protect light hook holds in bigger fish.


1. Lay the line and leader alongside each other but overlapping by about 15 inches.


Knots for Braid or Fireline to Mono

leader through two lines 2. Keeping the the loop. together tie in an overhand knot and pull the full length of the mono

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closes evenly with no loose coils. Keeping even tension on both ends helps achieve the 4. Holding both ends of the lines begin to draw the knot slowly together making sure this.knot

5. Finally trim the tag ends off tight to the knot.


Knots for Braid or Fireline to Mono

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Double Uni knot

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Knots for Braid or Fireline to Mono

Always remember to testOneknots quickest and strongest knots all of the before fishing Surgeon's Knot:

for joining leader material to line