The Best Knot for Fluorocarbon Fishing Line

Want to tie the best knot for flurocarbon fishing line to make sure your catch gets in your hand? Watch legendary professional angler Shaw Grigsby of Florida to find out which knot he uses.

Back in the olden days when bass anglers used monofilament line there wasn't much discussion about which knot to use on lures.

The Clinch and Improved Clinch were pretty good ones. Some guys tied whatever they created that worked. If you fished tournaments, before the morning launch you might see guys making loops, twisting them, putting tag ends here or there, cinching and clipping and always putting on some spit to help reduce friction and the integrity of the knot against the hook eye, swivel or bend in the spinnerbait.

Then we got no-stretch braided line, hybrid co-polymer, and the stronger-but-wiry uber-clear fluorocarbon line. More anglers in the East and Southeast began learning about West Coast tactics. Japanese anglers brought ideas, lures and techniques from overseas. In the last 25 years it's been a fun Pandora's box.

Flurocarbon line is preferred by many thanks to how it disappears, somewhat, in the water column. Flip a jig or tube in clear shallow water and flurocarbon pretty much disappears. It's also tough, but depending on the brand or size can be wiry. Downsizing helps, but then you're losing a bit of strength. There's a Catch-22 anglers have to work out to make themselves happy.

One of the most frequently asked questions is which knot is best for fluorocarbon line. Veteran pro Shaw Grigsby of Florida spills the beans on his favorite knot and how to tie it in this video by Vance McCullough. 


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