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bassobsessed

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FG KNOT
« on: April 22, 2018, 12:45:43 AM »
Has anyone used the FG knot . I tried it but it took me to long because I am some problems with arthritis in my hands . finally got it looks like a good knot.  but I think I'll stay with my double uni knot. I would sure like some opinions on this. Tight lines guys

Jig Man

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Re: FG KNOT
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2018, 09:25:21 AM »
I tried it one time.  It took me so long that I went to sleep and my wife had to wake me up so I could finish it. ;D  Seriously, I don't have the patience to use it.  I have had so many issues with braid and leader tying any knot in the wind that I have just given up and gone to straight braid when it is called for and straight fluorocarbon the rest of the time.

You can make a tool to tie it or spend $34 and buy this one.  https://www.fgwizz.com.au/

BigFran-BassHunter

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Re: FG KNOT
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2018, 04:19:48 PM »
I tried it and I like it so far. slides through the guides smoothly  no clicking like with the Uni to Uni.
Nice small knot. We'll see when I fish it. Time will tell.
I put it on 10lb Braid with a 7lb Sniper Fluoro as the leader. NICE small knot.
Again, we'll see.
took a few minutes but I got it figured out. Not to bad to tie.


Fran

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Re: FG KNOT Made my own Jig
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 11:13:50 AM »
I made my own Jig for making the FG knot
I took a 4" oblong float and cut it in 1/2.
I took two (2) Rain Gutter Aluminum Nails and slid the 1/2 cork to the top of the nails
I had a piece of TiVek Decking around (15-16inch) and drilled two holes a little smaller than the nails an inch from each end and tapped the nails into it.
This leaves me plenty of room to tie the FG knot.
IT WORKS GREAT!!! I have plenty of room now to tie the knot. Don't have to hold the braid in my teeth! Not Fun!  lol   ------    this is MUCH easier to use.
Didn't cost me a dime.
Fran
« Last Edit: May 17, 2018, 11:24:46 AM by BigFran-BassHunter »

virginiabass4492

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Re: FG KNOT
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2018, 03:22:11 PM »
WHAT is this knot ?  and fran can you put a pic of this thing you made ?
Keep Your Lines Wet :)

BigFran-BassHunter

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Re: FG KNOT
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2018, 08:54:03 AM »
I don't know how to put a picture on this site??
Can you help?

Fran

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Re: FG KNOT
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2018, 11:03:50 AM »
i don't know either, ppl told me how but it didn't work.so I just gave up .
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BigFran-BassHunter

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Re: FG KNOT
« Reply #7 on: Today at 02:02:20 PM »
I just tied an FG knot on 8lb Nanofil line to a 7lb FC Sniper Fluoro.
It seems to be holding OK
I'll try it out on my next trip fishing.
They say that Nanofil is super slippery to tie knots with. I had no problem at all. Time will tell!!
Anyone else try knots with Nanofil line?? Please advise.

Fran