As the charts show, the strength of these knots was pretty much all over the place, from 100 percent to as little as about 17 percent. For lighter braid (15-pound tied to 30-pound fluoro), these were the three strongest knots: A PR Bobbin knot, tied by Bryan Dietz, of Merritt Island, Florida — 84.3 percent An improved FG knot, tied by Capt. Tim Simos, of Fort Pierce, Florida — 80.9 percent An FG knot, tied by Ralph Green, of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina — 73.4 percent For heavier braid (50-pound tied to 80-pound fluoro), these were the four strongest knots: A GT knot, tied by Chad Nisely, of Painesville, Ohio — 100 percent A PR Bobbin knot, tied by Bryan Dietz — 99.5 percent An improved Bristol knot, tied by Doug Olander*, of Winter Park, Florida — 92.1 percent An improved FG knot, tied by Capt. Tim Simos, of Fort Pierce, Florida — 82.1 percent
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