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Captiva Pass - Lee, FL

Several knots can be used to tie braid line to a leader line, but two popular options are the "Double Uni knot" and the "FG knot". Here's how to tie them: 1. Double Uni Knot: Step 1: Take the end of your braided line and fold it over itself to make a double line. Step 2: Make a loop with the doubled line and pass the end of the leader line through the loop. Step 3: Make six turns with the leader line around the double line and bring the end back through the loop. Step 4: Moisten the knot and tighten by pulling on both lines. 2. FG Knot: Step 1: Take the end of your braided line and pass it through the center of a hollow section of the leader line. Step 2: Make at least 10 wraps around the doubled leader line and braided line, moving towards the end of the leader line. Step 3: Pass the end of the braided line back through the hollow section of the leader line in the opposite direction from which it came. Step 4: Moisten the knot and pull both ends to tighten, making sure the wraps are snug and evenly distributed. Both knots provide a strong connection between the braid line and the leader line and are relatively easy to tie once you get the hang of them. It's important to test the knot before fishing to ensure that it is secure and won't fail under the pressure of a fighting fish.


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