Re: The three knots a beginner should know.
alright, I need to know what i did wrong with the albright knot, connecting 50lb powerpro braid and 60 mono shock leader, used the albright knot, put four to five wraps on the the reel, and I'm solely blaming the albright for birdcage'n my reel after three casts. what do you guys do with the dead end/irish pendant, was i supposed to cover it with some sort cement, cause i fished the same line/reel, all summer last season with out a shock leader (didnt catch a fish all season, but thats a topic for another thread) with no problems. another question is, do i even need to use a mono shock leader, or 3'-5' mono leader. the reason i tried this is because i read braid is water resistant and mono isnt, or the other way around, i dont know. some post here told me its good practice. (im willing to try anything, aside from dynamite) last season i just terminated braid to a swivel, with a short leader,(the ones pretied with hooks) when chunk soaking. and then terminated braid right to the plug when...plugging. but regardless, saturday night was spent cussing, until i figured the reel was to far gone, went back to the car and grabbed the spare.