The Alberto Knot is the preferred knot for an increasingly popular technique in bass fishing: Tying fluorocarbon leader to a spool of braid. This technique is gaining steam for anglers looking to have maximum action braid on the line but presents to fish with nearly invisible fluorocarbon.
How To Tie The Alberto Knot With Pictures
- Total Time: 4 minutes
- Materials: 2 lines of different diameter
- Tools: Sharp Scissors
- Double the thicker of the two lines over itself, at least 6 inches.
- Pass the thinner line through the loop created by doubling the thicker line, pulling through at least 6 inches.
- Wrap the single line around the doubled-over line seven times.
- Go back over those wraps in the opposite direction with seven more wraps.
- Put the tag end through the original loop. Moisten the knot and draw it tight. Trim the tag.
Alberto Knot Review
You just tied the Alberto knot! Remember, this is a great knot to use when connecting lines of different diameters or material. If you want to learn how to tie the best line-to-line knot for similar or equal diameter lines, read the steps on how to tie the Double Uni Knot.
The Alberto Knot wraps one tag, and it works well with different sizes of line. It’s perfect for attaching a fresh line to the backing on your reel. Bassmaster Elite Series angler Josh Bertrand uses it for attaching fluorocarbon leaders to braided lines, from light-line drop shots in deep water to heavy cover frogging in clear water. He likes it because the two tags lay flat against the main lines, which means the knot moves through line guides without a hitch.
Joining two pieces of line, especially if they are different pound tests, can push the patience of even the most saintly angler. The blood knot has been the standard for that situation over the years. But it requires wrapping two tags in different directions and then bringing them back through a middle loop from opposite directions. It’s wonderful when it comes together tight and strong. But when it doesn’t, you’re left pleading for a better way. Lucky for you, you just learned how to tie one with the Alberto Knot.