I was searching past knot threads.. guess I didnt go back far enough. Not sure if I would have the patience for that bobbin.Hi Matt - I put this up two years ago - you may have missed it:
I am a huge fan of the FG knot - nothing flies through the guides faster, with less guide-clanking. I live it, love it, and preach it to all that will listen to the ramblings of a now-old(ish) man. But what if you lose your leader whilst fishing and can't be bothered to put together a proper...nyangler.com
As to ease and relative strengths - the uni/uni is probably faster, but is the least strong. I know, many say they've never had one fail - the fact remains, its not the strongest knot out there.
I used to FG my braid/mono leader connections, but find it difficult on pitching boat to properly build it. For those instances (like when I break off my entire shock leader when togging), I use an Albright. It clanks through the guides, but its the fastest knot I can tie with a strength that I can trust. The Yucatan is probably faster, but I've never used it - though I should, I guess.
These days I've invested my time and energy into using the "Bobbin Knot," which is awesomely strong, and very cool to tie, once you've mastered the use of a bobbin. Really a nice piece of work, if you have the time and patience. Just one of many vids on YT for your review.
I'm no stranger to knots, and often find better ways to tie standard knots. How many out there can tie a bowline behind their back? Yeah, the "behind the back" is showboating, but that technique allowed me to easily tie a bowline one the pitching foredeck of a sailboat in 30 kts of wind and 10' waves. Needless to say, I'm no fan of complicated knots that can only be comfortably tied while sitting at home.For me and I'm sure most everybody, tying in the garage in a controlled environment is WAY different than on the water.
Agreed... Albright is my good too.Also, I tie my braid/mono leader bobbin knots at home, of course! In my experience its a VERY strong connection and that greatly reduces the losing of the entire leader. Generally, the leader will break at the improved clinch knot of my rigs, not at the bobbin knot. If I do lose my leader, then I Albright a new leader onto my braid. I agree with Roc7, on a rocking boat KISS knotting is the only way to go. Hence, for me: Albright.