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Old 05-30-2016, 04:42 PM   #1
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Snap Daddy likes the FG Knot, are others using it too?

I've tried 4 different methods of tying the FG Knot. No matter which method I use, I can't make it hold on the mono, the knot looks good but the mono with a little pressure, just slides right through the knot.

Need help with the knot.
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Old 05-30-2016, 05:01 PM   #2
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I personally like the crazy alberto knot. But here's instruction s for the FG Knot.
http://www.netknots.com/fishing_knots/fg-knot
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Old 05-30-2016, 06:42 PM   #3
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Snap Daddy likes the FG Knot, are others using it too?

I've tried 4 different methods of tying the FG Knot. No matter which method I use, I can't make it hold on the mono, the knot looks good but the mono with a little pressure, just slides right through the knot.

Need help with the knot.

Robert...... have you been doing the half-hitches to finish it off? Also it is important to make sure to slide the wraps as tight as possible about every 5 - 10 wraps.

There are some good youtube videos on it as well.

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Old 05-30-2016, 08:17 PM   #4
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Half hitches are correct but when the two lines are stretched to pull the knot tight is when the mono pulls through. The knot appears to look correct, I'm really puzzled.
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I personally like the crazy alberto knot. But here's instruction s for the FG Knot.
http://www.netknots.com/fishing_knots/fg-knot
Crazy Alberto is all I need
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Old 06-01-2016, 12:26 AM   #6
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I watched that youtube video and had trouble the first few times but figured it out and have not looked back.
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I just learned this knot from the salt strong videos on youtube and have had good luck with it. If you are using the same method as the original saltstrong video and are keeping a decent amount of tension on the mainline you shouldn't need to slide wraps because they will be very tight. Also, like he says, you have to pull it tight after the first two half hitches and before you cut the flouro off. Also, something I learned is that you should always alternate your half hitches to lock them in.

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easy way to tie the FG knot, then use awesum's video above to tighten it down. And I have actually taken it one step farther by using knot glue. I couldn't keep the knot clean after fishing it for a while so just for grins I used the glue and it works great.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Loon-...w&gclsrc=aw.ds
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FG Knot finally started working, don't know what the difference was. Fished this past weekend, pulled on AJs, never had a problem with the knot.

Thanks for your help!!!
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Old 07-11-2016, 12:51 AM   #10
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Snap Daddy likes the FG Knot, are others using it too?

I've tried 4 different methods of tying the FG Knot. No matter which method I use, I can't make it hold on the mono, the knot looks good but the mono with a little pressure, just slides right through the knot.

Need help with the knot.
I tied up multiple "popular" knots, and when I hooked a scale to then I was surprised at how little it took for some of them to break

The FG knot was the only one that consistently held at maximum strength, lowest profile knot and VERY easy to tie using this method below

https://youtu.be/pjzUb5QRKuk
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