How To Tie A Leader Knot

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SHOCKLEADER

The Best Knot For Shockleaders

Tying a shockleader knot is essential sometimes, either for range fishing or snag fishing, but it's also worth knowing  a good leader knot because fluorocarbon leaders can be a superb alternative to leadcore, Pindown and tubing. In fact, we at Avid Carp think it's one of the biggest edges going, especially when using our new Outline products. To tie this, you just need a good main line and a good leader material. Here are our recommendations, click each one to see the products:

1 Form a loop in the Fluorocarbon & pass the tag end of the Mono through it

1. Form a loop in the Fluorocarbon & pass the tag end of the Mono through it.

2 Whip the Mono over the two tails of the Fluorocarbon 7 times

2 . Whip the Mono over the two tails of the Fluorocarbon 7 times

3 Whip back down towards the loop 3 times to help lock the knot in place

3 . Whip back down towards the loop 3 times to help lock the knot in place.

4 Pass the tag end of the Mono back through the loop, making sure both ends of the Mono exit the loop the same way4. Pass the tag end of the Mono back through the loop, making sure both ends of the Mono exit the loop the same way.

5 Moisten the knot and carefully tighten using your thumb and finger to slide the whips towards the loop

5. Moisten the knot and carefully tighten using your thumb and finger to slide the whips towards the loop.

6 The perfect shockleader knot finished

6.  The perfect shockleader knot finished. Great when connecting any mono, braid or fluorocarbon.

One of many chunks to fall to a fluorocarbon shockleader approach. The invisibility factor plays a huge role for Team Avid.

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Chris Lowe

Chris is a great all-round angler, but he loves fishing with solid PVA bags at extreme range. He spends more time than most on the bank, targeting a variety of venues from runs waters to massive windswept pits, so he’s a minefield of information.

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