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I have been using the Albright Knot to join my main line to leader for quite some time now.

I have just put some 4 pound fireline on my Curado baitcaster and I am trying to tie on a 16 lb flurocarbon leader.

I have tied it about 10 times now and everytime it breaks when tested :x
I am getting very impatient :x :x

Any suggestions, please don't say double uni, I hate tying that knot. :x

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G'day Sel,

I have always used the Albright knot to join leader to main and never had a breakage. You may be pulling to hard to join the lines and it's slowly cutting the line and when you put some weight on it, it breaks. I use 4lb or 6lb for my bass fishing on my threadline outfits with a 10lb leader and have had no problems yet. On my baitcaster outfit, I use 10lb mainline to 17lb leader for trolling or flicking heavier lures. You are well setup and I can't honestly explain why it's happening. Goodluck and hope you work it out before Saturday, those big W bass will find fault in anyones equipment.
 

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I use the stren knot, but its similar to the double uni so don't try it :)

Perhaps the leader is just too thick for the mainline. Have you doubled the mainline? Thought about a lighter leader?
 

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Sel I got a 50m spool of 7kg fluoro for leaders on 4lb fireline when flatheading and find it difficult to join, however with 4kg fluoro its a different ballgame when knotting.

I am certainly going lighter on the lizard leader with same weight fireline.
 
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