Discover the Strongest Knots to Connect Braid Main Line to Fluoro Leader in SF’s Fourth Reader Knot Challenge
DISCOVER THE STRONGEST KNOTS TO CONNECT BRAID MAIN LINE TO FLUORO LEADER IN SF’S FOURTH READER KNOT CHALLENGE
As the use of braided line becomes more and more popular, the importance of knots used to connect braid to a length of mono or fluorocarbon leader takes on greater significance. Most anglers choose to use a leader with braid, but based on the results of this challenge, it would seem that many are losing 30, 40 and even more than 50 percent of the braid’s breaking strength at that knot. On the other hand, some knots retain 80 to 100 percent of the braid’s strength. The fundamental purpose of this knot challenge is to share with Sport Fishing enthusiasts which knots are the strongest and how they are tied.
The moment of truth: The knot visible here connecting blue braided line to the clear fluoro leader is really put to the test at this endgame stage of a tough battle.