What is the best knot for fluorocarbon, mono and braid?
What is the best knot for Fluorocarbon, mono and Braid? Will one knot fit all or is there specific knots for each type of line?
John, if I had to tie one knot for all three types of line I would tie the 'Palomar Knot' this is a easy and fast knot to tie and works quite well with all three types of line. I do prefer to add one other knot into the mix and this would be the Uni-knot. I use the Uni-knot with fluorocarbon lines, especially those lighter than 12#. I also use a double Uni-knot to join shorter fluorocarbon leaders (3' or less) to braided and fire lines. And for longer leaders I will use the All-bright knot, this is not quite as strong as the double uni-knot but with the longer leaders the All-bright knot comes through the guides much easier .
I hope this helps you with your knot selections and good luck fishing!