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Quickest Way to Tie the FG Knot (The Strongest Braid to Leader Fishing Knot)
This video shows you how to tie the FG knot the quickest way possible. This knot has proven to be the STRONGEST & SMALLEST braid to leader knot that we've ever tested. So far, it has won countless bouts against other top knots that our visitors have recommended. When we first saw it, we didn't think it stood a chance... but we're ok with admitting that we were wrong. Here at Salt Strong, we performed an "strongest fishing knot" contest that has been performed solely for inshore anglers who want to connect their braided line to a fluorocarbon leader. Click here to see the original knot contest where we discovered how strong the FG knot really is: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/best-fishing-knot-for-braided-line/?utm_source=YouTube&utm_medium=YouTube%20Annotation&utm_campaign=YouTube To see all of the best fishing knot results, click here: http://www.saltstrong.com/the-stronge... After weeks of testing every fishing knot out there, we came away with a few different winners of the "Strongest Fishing Knot Challenge", as there were a few different categories. The FG Knot won our "Best of the Best Fishing Knot Challenge in terms of both strength and size (it's the thinnest of all the competitors). As you'll see, this is a unique way to tie the knot which requires putting tension on the braid and wrapping the leader around it in a way that braids the line around the leader compactly so you don't have to pause mid-way through to tighten the coils down like you do when tying it the standard way. If you'd like to see which knots were used in the competition, just go to http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/be.... To instantly receive all of best fishing knots for inshore anglers, go here now: http://www.saltstrong.com/the-stronge...
Views: 2108194 Salt Strong
How to Tie a Loop Knot for Fishing - Knot Contest WINNER!
This video shows in detail how to tie a strong loop knot for fishing. It's name is the"Non-Slip Loop knot" and it also seems to be called the "Kreh Loop Knot". This Loop Knot is very popular throughout the saltwater fishing community due to how easy it is to tie with any size leader line. This fishing knot is best used with artificial lures because the loop allows maximum mobility the lure for the most life-like action possible. As an added bonus, the tag end of this knot points directly down towards the hook/lure, so it's completely weedless... this is a big factor if you're tossing artificial lures on the grass flats much of the time like we do. As this video shows, the knot is extremely easy to tie and does not require the lure to have to pass through a loop during the tying process which is often tough to do when using a lure with multiple sets of hooks. We currently performing a knot strength analysis on all of the top loop knots such as: - Rapala Loop Knot - Perfection Loop Knot - Canoe Man Loop Knot - Kreh Loop Knot The results will be published on http://www.saltstrong.com so be sure to drop by and see which one earns the status as the 'best saltwater fishing knot'. For some of the best saltwater fishing tips on the web, check out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z10o83qz2g0
Views: 1343287 Salt Strong
How To Tie The STRONGEST Palomar Knot For Braid [Contest WINNER]
This video is for those who aren't merely concerned with the simple question of "how to tie a palomar knot"... It's for the next level for those who are seeking to learn the strongest palomar knot style for braided line. And you might be shocked to learn that the "traditional" way of tying the popular Palomar knot isn't exactly the strongest when it comes to braid... As you know, braid and mono have very different characteristics... which makes for the knots used on each type of line to be performed differently depending on the line. And this is completely true for the very popular Palomar Knot too... We actually did a knot contest specifically for the palomar knot for both braid and mono lines in which we tested different ways of tying the palomar knot and then we compared their breaking strengths. And not too surprisingly, we found that tying a palomar the traditional style was not the best option for braided line... This is because the knot was made popular well before braided line became the top choice for many fishermen. And the traditional style is more for mono, so that leaves us with a problem on how to make it more effective for braid. Well that answer is very simple and is in line with how other popular knots like the Palomar have been modified for braid... Just double any and all twists/turns in the knot... This is because braid has much less friction so requires more loops/twists to ensure it doesn't pull. And our test proved that to be true... the best modified palomar for braid ended up being exactly double of the two turns of a traditional palomar knot... This palomar knot video shows exactly how to tie it. We call it the "Improved Palomar Knot" for braid. If you'd like to see the full palomar knot contest, just click on the link below: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/strongest-palomar-knot/ For more on the best saltwater fishing tips, check out: http://www.saltstrong.com/fishing-tips/
Views: 274915 Salt Strong
How to Rig a Pinfish for Catching Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, and Grouper
A week ago we posted an educational video on how to catch pinfish without a cast net or pinfish trap. It went somewhat viral, and one of the main questions we received from that pinfish video was "What is the best way to rig (or hook) a pinfish?" So we answered your how to rig a pinfish question here in this video... Keep in mind that this type of pinfish rigging is primarily for catching snook, tarpon, redfish, and grouper when there is some currrent. We also had a surprise bonus as Luke not only teaches you how to properly rig a pinfish, he also catches a nice snook on his very first cast! And as you will see in this pinfish video, there are a couple of different ways to hook a pinfish (depending on how you want it to swim). However, we have found that in the majority of cases we are hooking the pinfish at the top of his back (in between the pinfish eyes and fin). Check out this great video and enjoy the end as a snook crushes the pinfish Luke hooks on the very first cast. For more on the best saltwater fishing tips, including rigging and catching live bait, check out: http://www.saltstrong.com/article_categories/fishing-tips/
Views: 122279 Salt Strong
Palomar Knot - How to Tie with Braided Line
The Palomar Knot is one of the most popular knots among the saltwater fishing community. The reason for this is it's impressive strength along with the fact that it's really easy to tie when using a standard hook or small lure. In this video, you'll see how it is tie as well as how small it is once complete. Best of all, this video was made while we were performing a knot strength contest across the most popular fishing knots from the saltwater fishing community. Here's a list of the knots we tested: Uni Knot (customized for braid) Palomar Knot Improved Clinch Knot San Diego Jam Knot To see the results, click on the link below: http://www.saltstrong.com/the-strongest-fishing-knot-contest
Views: 216712 Salt Strong
Crazy Alberto Knot Video | Strongest Braid to Fluoro Knot Contest
The Alberto knot is becoming a very popular knot among anglers who connect a braided main line to a fluorocarbon leader line. It's popularity is due to the fact that it's easy to tie and it makes for a strong connection. But how strong is the Alberto Knot compared to the other braid to leader options? Well we put it to the test in a recent knot contest. In it, we put the Alberto knot directly against the Albright knot to see which one was the strongest. Then, we put the Albright knot against the winner of our prior braid to fluoro knot contests (FG knot) to see how if fared. Click on the link below to see the results: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/albright-vs-alberto-vs-fg-knot/ And for more fishing knots, fishing tips, and best fishing videos on the Internet, check out: http://www.saltstrong.com
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Easiest Way to Rig a Berkley GULP Shrimp for Saltwater Fishing
Gulp shrimp are now one of my favorite baits to use during the winter months. When they first came out, I thought they were a complete gimmick and refused to use them given their cost and that they seemed to be over-hyped (however that was often the case). However, I finally gave them a shot and realized that they truly are an awesome choice for inshore fisherman pursuing redfish, trout, snook, flounder, etc. Although they are more expensive than most other soft plastic options, their scent truly does seem to help catch more fish and the fact that they are made of a stronger material helps you catch more fish per tail than the others (which makes the price per caught fish to be just as good if not better than the others). This video shows the jig style that I've found to maximize fish catching success. It is made by Berkley (parent company of Gulp) and the smaller ridges somehow hold on to the baits better than the others (my earlier favorite type was a DOA C.A.L. jig head, which I still use for non-Gulp baits). In case you're curious, the Gulp jig head on this video is 1/8 oz with a 2/0 hook. To see the full review (pros and cons) of these Berkley Gulp Saltwater Shrimp, check it out here now: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/berkley-gulp-saltwater-shrimp-independent-review/ For more fishing tips, go to http://www.saltstrong.com/articles.
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Strongest Braid to Braid Fishing Knot [Modified Double Uni Knot]
It's fishing knot time again! Of all the knots for fishing, the braid to braid knot is probably the least used... But we still must make time to ensure all connections are maximized so that we don't lose the biggest fist of the day due to a break-off. To read the full blog post on this "Strongest Braid to Braid fishing knot", click here now: https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/strongest-braid-to-braid-fishing-knot/ Most of all, a braid to braid connection is used to splice two sections of braid to save money and time in re-spooling... Specifically, it allows anglers to load their full spool with braid to maximize the amount of line in the spool for when a really big fish is on, while still be able to re-spool faster and more affordably given that the line towards the bottom of the spool that is mostly untouched can stay in the spool as backing while only changing out the top ~100 yards of line that gets weakened the most due to usage. After testing out many knots for the braid to braid connection, I found that the modified double uni knot outperformed them all. This knot is easy to tie, has a small profile, and it has scored that highest in terms of average breaking strength of all that I have tested. Use the comments section below to ask any questions you may have or to recommend another knot for me to test. And if you have not yet done so, make sure to subscribe to our website because that is where we offer our top tips and most viral fishing videos. https://www.saltstrong.com/
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How To Tie A Non-Slip Loop Knot (Quick, Easy, & Strong Fishing Knot)
Want to know a fishing knot that's strong, easy to tie and has a great design? We wanted to show you our favorite loop knot - the Non-Slip Loop Knot. This knot is also known as the Kreh Loop. You can see the full tutorial and download the PDF document on how to tie this knot here: https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/non-slip-loop-knot/ This knot is perfect for terminal connection knots. I love it for topwater plugs and other artificial lures because it gives them great action in the water. The tag end of the knot points back toward the lure, which keeps it from grabbing grass and other debris in the water. To see a ranking of the best knots of all time, check out the link here: https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/fishing-knots/ Tight Lines! To see more fishing knots, saltwater fishing tips, and more check out our home page here: https://www.saltstrong.com
Views: 199635 Salt Strong
Surgeon's Knot for Fishing - Knot Contest WINNER!
The Surgeon's knot is a strong knot for connecting that lines of different or equal diameters that is very quick and easy to tie. Given its strength and ease of tying, it's a popular knot across all types of fishing. But did you know that the amount of twists you add to your surgeon knot can make or break the knot? I had known about this knot for years but always used to think that it was just a simple knot that wasn't as strong as the other more elaborate options... But that quickly changed once I actually tested out its strength against the others as you'll see in the tournament results linked below: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/strongest-line-to-line-knot For more saltwater fishing tips including knots and other tactics, check out: http://www.saltstrong.com/fishing-tips/
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Albright Knot Video | Braid to Fluorocarbon Knot Contest
The Albright knot is one of the most popular fishing knots for anglers who like to use braided line. And it's popularity is due to it ease of tying along with the fact that it is a strong knot.... But how strong is it compared to other braid to leader connections? Well we decided to put it to the test against another extremely popular knot called the Crazy Alberto Knot to see which one is the strongest. And then we put the winner up against the reigning champion knot from our previous braid to knot contests (FG knot). Click below to see the results of the contest: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/albright-vs-alberto-vs-fg-knot And for more fishing knots, fishing tips, and the best saltwater fishing videos on the Internet, check out: http://www.saltstrong.com
Views: 259754 Salt Strong
San Diego Jam Knot - Improvements for Braided Line
This video will show you how to tie the strongest version of the San Diego Jam knot when using braided line. Although the standard version is good, a couple easy improvements will make it even stronger. Best of all, this video was created while we were performing a detailed analysis of the most popular fishing knots used by the saltwater fishing community. To see the results, just click on the link below: http://www.saltstrong.com/the-strongest-fishing-knot-contest/ In the contest, we tested out the top 4 knots in head-to-head match ups where they are tied against one another for an undisputed winner to be hailed. Here are the 4 knots we tested for this braid to swivel/hook category: Uni Knot (customized for braid) Palamar Knot Improved Clinch Knot San Diego Jam Knot Results for the results of all category tests can be found here: http://www.saltstrong.com/the-strongest-fishing-knot-contest/
Views: 163552 Salt Strong
Extremely Strong, Small, and Easy Fishing Knot (called the Orvis Knot)
This video shows how to tie one of the best fishing knots out there... a very strong knot that is extremely easy to tie. Its name is the "Orvis Knot". It's great for tying either hooks or lures to a mono or flourocarbon leader. I use it for line class ranges from 4 lbs all the way up to 80 lbs and have caught fish ranging from 2 inch pinfish to 150 lb tarpon with it. As you'll see, it's a very simple knot and can be tied quickly so you can spend less time rigging and more time catching fish. Overall, it is arguably better than the Palamar knot for flourocarbon leaders because it's tag end is facing down (weeds won't get stuck on it) and it's easier to tie (especially considering that the Palamar is a pain to tie when using a big lure given that it has to pass through the loop... no such issue with the Orvis knot). Here are some quick directions on how to tie it: 1) Thread the line through the hook eye and give yourself 3 to 4 inches of tag end (hold tag end above the main line) 2) Take tag end behind main line and wrap around one time creating a simple loop in between the wrap and hook 3) From behind, thread the tag end through the look that was created from the wrap... now you should have two loops 4) Thread thread tag end through the 2nd loop you created from behind two times 5) Pull on the knot to get it smaller using a small amount of pressure. 6) Once small, wet line with either saliva or dip into water 7) Pull main line until knot pops into place 8) Trim tag end and get ready to catch a monster fish For more help with finding the best fishing knots, go to http://www.saltstrong.com.
Views: 81791 Salt Strong
How to Rig a Berkley Gulp Shrimp [WEEDLESS]
Gulp shrimp baits (made by Berkley Fishing) are an extremely popular lure of choice for saltwater anglers. And the reason for this popularity is their ability to catch fish. I personally use these Gulp Shrimp to catch everything from Snook, Redfish, Trout, and have even caught grouper and flounder off of them before as well. However, the fish-catching results on Berkley Gulp Baits will be dependent on these three factors: 1) Properly rigging the Gulp bait 2) Properly retrieving the Gulp bait 3) Finding quality fish to present the Gulp bait to This video addresses an important portion of the "How to rig a Gulp shrimp" item, which is a factor that simply cannot be skipped. Without a properly rigged shrimp, the lure will spin around and around which does not look natural to a fish so they will not eat it... and it's also bad for you line to get twisted up. Because if the Gulp isn't swimming naturally (or even worse, spinning around like it was in a hurricane), you are going to have a tough time attracting any fish to bite it. So make sure to watch this video to make sure you cover Step 1. Once you feel comfortable with rigging the Gulp shrimp, go to the link below to see how you can do Steps 2 & 3. For more fishing tips, check out: http://www.saltstrong.com/article_categories/fishing-tips/ And for some of the best Viral fishing videos on Planet Earth, check out: http://www.saltstrong.com/
Views: 112245 Salt Strong
Palomar Knot - Quick Tutorial on How to Tie This Strong Knot
The Palomar Knot is one of the most popular knots among both freshwater and saltwater anglers given it's strong hold and the fact that it can be tied very quickly. Overall, the Palomar knot provides a very strong connection (even winning many knot strength contests) while being easier to tie than many of the other popular knots. My only issue with the Palomar knot is the fact that it is more difficult to use when tying to artificial lures... especially plugs with multiple sets of treble hooks. The added difficulty when tying it to lures is that part of the sequence requires the lure to pass through a loop you create in the line. This is a non-issue for plain hooks, but becomes difficult when using large plugs. Regardless, the Palomar knot is a must-know for both saltwater and freshwater fisherman. We hope you enjoy this training video. Leave a comment below if you have any questions. If you're a saltwater angler, be sure to check out our core website because it has a ton of awesome fishing videos covering all aspects of saltwater fishing... here's a direct link - http://www.saltstrong.com.
Views: 362637 Salt Strong
Modified Uni Knot for Braid Fishing Line
The Uni Knot is one of the most popular fishing knots among saltwater anglers. This is because it is easy to tie and has very strong connection. In this video, you'll learn the best modified uni knot version that we've been able to find for tying the Uni with braid fishing line. Given the slick nature of braid, it's important to make the extra wraps as shown in the video for added strength. We'll be hosting a knot strength contest that will put the top knots head-to-head, so be sure to visit http://www.SaltStrong.com to see the results.
Views: 182267 Salt Strong
Cut Bait Tips For Catching Redfish
Want to learn how to catch bull redfish using cut bait? Well, here are some of my best cut bait tips for catching redfish. First, what is cut bait? Cut bait is when you cut up dead (or alive) bait in order to soak it on the bottom to attract predator fish. My top 3 favorite fish for cut bait are (in this order); 1) Mullet 2) Ladyfish 3) Pinfish Mullet seem to be the easiest to net, they have a great scent in the water (attracts the redfish), and you can cut off big enough pieces that it scares away the dink fish from inhaling your cut bait. Regarding the size of the cut bait, I like to use large pieces of mullet or even the full mullet head. It's shocking how many bull redfish will suck down a mullet head! The cons to cut bait? Well, it can be messy, it certainly attracts sharks and other junk fish (like catfish), and bait stealers certainly will put a dent in your cut bait. Some of the best places to use cut bait for redfish are: 1) potholes on grass flats 2) the deeper edges around grass flats 3) inlets, rocks, jetties, etc I also like to use a circle hook as it makes it easier for the redfish to hook itself without having to set the hook. Do you have any favorite tips on catching redfish using cut bait that I missed? Let me know in the comments below. Fish On! For more saltwater fishing tips, check out: https://www.saltstrong.com
Views: 104191 Salt Strong
How To Properly Retrieve Berkley Gulp Shrimp For More Bites!
Want to catch more fish with Berkley Gulp Shrimp? A bit (but often overlooked) part of getting strikes with Gulp baits is properly retrieving the Berkley Gulp Shrimp the right way. So many anglers tend to forget about the importance of the jig retrieve. It's one thing to find where the fish are, but if you don't have your soft plastic lure (like this Berkley Gulp Shrimp) rigged correctly, or if you don't do a proper jig retrieve, you might as well just sit on the shore and read a book... I've seen too many anglers miss nice inshore fish (like snook, redfish, trout, and flounder) with Berkley Gulp Shrimp due to those two issues (hooked incorrectly and bad retrieve). To see the full blog review with a video showing how to rig a Gulp shrimp on a jig head best, click here now: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/gulp-shrimp-jig-retrieve/ In this video in particular, we will focus on how to properly retrieve a Berkley Gulp Shrimp. Note: If you want to see the post and video on how to rig a Gulp Shrimp, click here: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/berkley-gulp-saltwater-shrimp-independent-review/ And to get access to our private online course that teaches how to consistently catch inshore slams (redfish, snook, and trout) with artificial lures, click on the link below to register: https://secure.saltstrong.com/inshore-slammer-sales-page I have found over years of catching fish with Berkley Gulp Shrimp that the two tap retrieve method is the best. Check out what I mean in the video. Do you have a special way that you like to retrieve Gulp Shrimp? Let me know in the comments. To see the full blog on this subject, click here now: https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/gulp-shrimp-jig-retrieve/ To check out more about Salt Strong and to get into our free weekly newsletter with a new fishing tip every week, click here now: https://www.saltstrong.com
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How To Tie The Uni Knot [Quickest & Easiest Way]
Of all the fishing knots out there, the Uni Knot is known as the most useful of them all. The Uni Knot is so useful because it can be tied directly to a hook or used for a line to line knot (the double uni knot). To see the full Uni Knot guide, click here now: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/uni-knot/ This is because is can be used for the following: 1. Line to hook 2. Line to lure 3. Mono/Fluoro to Braid 4. Mono/Fluoro to Mono/Fluoro 5. Braid to Braid And best of all, this knot can be used to connect lines of very different sizes. So knowing this one basic knot can make sure that you're ready for almost all fishing knot needs. And if you're teaching a child about fishing, then be sure to pass along this knot because it'll ensure they can successfully tie their own leaders no matter what size and type of lines they use. In this video, you'll see how to tie the following: - Basic Uni Knot - used for tying a line to a hook, lure, or swivel - Double Uni Knot - used for connecting two lines of any size/type If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to leave a question in the Comments box. To see the full blog (including step-by-step pictures of the Uni Knot and Double Uni Knot), click here now: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/uni-knot/ And if you haven't yet visited our website, then click on the link below and check it out: http://www.saltstrong.com/
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Quickest Way To Launch A Boat By Yourself
One of the most difficult parts about a solo fishing trip can be the part where you launch and load your boat by yourself. This is a process that can be very frustrating when not done properly. And it can cause a lot of unnecessary stress given that there are often other anglers waiting for you to get finished so that they can launch. In this video, I show you tips that make launching and loading a boat in the water by yourself much easier. You can see the full article here: https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/easiest-way-to-launch-and-load-boat-by-yourself/ Tips for Launching a Boat by Yourself 1. Attach a Long Rope to the Front of Your Boat 2. Have All Your Gear Ready Before Launching Your Boat 3. Do a Hard Stop to Help Your Boat Slide Off the Trailer Tips for Loading a Boat by Yourself 1. Tie the Boat Off at the Back of the Dock and Back Your Trailer Straight Down the Middle of the Ramp 2. Get on Your Boat, Untie the Rope and Give a Small Shove Off the Dock 3. Drive the Boat Up the Trailer and Attach it to the Trailer Winch Do you have any questions about this tutorial? Have any tips we may have missed? Let us know in the comments below! For more info about the biggest boat ramp mistakes, click here: https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/top-5-boat-ramp-mistakes/ Tight Lines!
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Kayak Anchoring: How To Anchor Your Kayak Using A Trolley System
Do you have trouble staying in place while kayak fishing? Then it might be time to get a kayak anchor trolley system. Note that a kayak anchor trolley can work with a stick pin or an actual anchor. Watch how Salt Strong angler Tony Acevedo sets up his kayak while inshore fishing in the wind from his kayak. Benefits of a kayak anchor system: 1) It's quiet so you don't spook fish while moving 2) You can use it to adjust your kayak in the wind 3) Simple to use Make sure so sign up for our free saltwater fishing tip every month for more inshore fishing tips like this! Click here to sign up now: http://www.saltstrong.com/members/ To learn more about Salt Strong, click here: http://www.saltstrong.com/
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How to Tie the Double-Double Uni Knot [braid line to fluorocarbon leader]
In this video, you'll see exactly how to tie a double uni knot for connecting a braid line to a fluorocarbon leader. Also, you'll see a slight change to the knot that you should use to the standard "double-uni knot" which will give your knot a higher breaking strength... we call this knot the "double-double uni knot". To learn how to tie our personal favorite fishing knots, check out: http://www.saltstrong.com At the end of the video, you'll see a head to head knot pull that will show which knot is strongest. Although this is a great knot, it may not be the strongest option for your braid to mono or braid to fluoro leaders. We'll continually scour the interwebs to find the strongest and most easy to tie knot out there, and you can see the results if you join our free email newsletter... all you have to do is go to http://www.saltstrong.com and and submit your email. Finally, if you have any fishing knots that you want us to test or show how to tie, let us know by going to our site and submitting your ideas. http://www.SaltStrong.com
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Best Way To Rig A Popping Cork For Redfish, Flounder, Snook, & Trout
It's popping cork time! Want to see exactly how to rig a popping cork for redfish, flounder, snook, and trout? Then watch this new video where Tony from Salt Strong reveals his best popping cork tactics. If you haven't used a popping cork before, the "feeding sound" they make are great at attracting predatory fish (like redfish, snook, flounder, and trout) while keeping your bait in the strike zone. The best news is that pretty much anyone can use a popping cork (even newbies and kids). And because the popping cork gives you some extra weight, it's really easy to cast it far (even in the wind). As you'll see in this popping cork video, I've found that the color of your popping cork doesn't matter (the bright color is simply for you to see so you know when a fish strikes your bait). The best times to use a popping cork are usually when fishing in murky water or when the fish need a little sound and vibration to get stirred up and find the bait. Popping corks can be used with live bait, dead bait (shrimp), and artificial lures. As you'll see in the video, I like certain sized hooks and certain length leaders when using popping corks. The popping corks I use in the video are made by Cajun Thunder (one of the most popular brands), and I usually go with bright yellow so that I can see it better. Any questions on popping corks? Do you have other popping cork rigs you like? Let me know in the comments. Fish On! To see the full blog on how to use a popping cork, check out: https://www.saltstrong.com/fishing-tip/how-to-rig-popping-corks/ For more saltwater fishing tips, check out: https://www.saltstrong.com
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How to Rig and Use a DOA CAL Shad (and Catch a Snook on First Cast)
Snook fishing is one of the most popular things for inshore anglers in Florida to target. In fact, we would like to argue that catching a monster snook is pretty tough to beat. One of the most popular questions that we get here at Salt Strong is what is the best artificial lures to catch snook. Although there are numerous lures we like, one of our favorite is the DOA CAL "Paddletail" Shad. The DOA CAL Shad is one of those lures that seems to help us catch snook (and redfish/trout) pretty regularly, all seasons, and in most parts of Florida (on the flats) To check out more salt water fishing tips, check out: http://www.SaltStrong.com In this video, Luke Simonds (aka The Fish Whisperer) shows you how to properly bait a DOA CAL Shad Paddletail on a DOA jig. And on his first cast showing you how to retrieve the DOA shad, Luke lands a snook! Do you have any other artificial lures that you want us to test out and review? Please let us know below in the comments. For more on everything salt water fishing, check out: http://www.SaltStrong.com
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How To Tie The Bimini Twist Fishing Knot: Quick and Easy Method
Discover how to tie the Bimini Twist fishing knot the quick and easy way. Many anglers get intimidated by the Bimini Twist knot, but it's actually quite easy to tie. In fact, it's one of the less complex knots out there given that it's essentially just a bunch of twists that result in a very strong doubled over line. After tying the Bimini Twist, most anglers use a doubled line to line connection knot like the No Name knot or the Yucatan to complete the tie on to their final leader line. Here are the core steps to tying the Bimini Twist fishing knot: 1) Double over the line (6 inches to 2 ft) 2) Make ~20 twists in the line 3) Put loop end around a fixed object (reel handle, knee, etc) 4) Condense wraps into a small area 5) Aim tag end down and lessen the tension so it wraps over the twists 6) Perform at least 3 half hitch knots to ensure it doesn't unravel. Hopefully this was a helpful video to you on how to quickly tie the Bimini Twist fishing knot. And hopefully it will save you some time while out fishing! To learn more about fishing knots, just click on the link below to see how to tie the most popular knots for the various types of connects: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/fishing-knots/
Views: 32558 Salt Strong
How to Maintain Berkley Gulp Baits
Berkley Gulp baits are some of our favorites when fishing for snook, redfish, and really big trout. The only problem with them is that they are more expensive than many other options. However, we've found several tricks that can significantly help you get more fish catching per bait making them a more cost effective means to catching lots of good fish. In fact, our opinion is that these tips can help you get a better cost per fish caught ratio than other soft plastics because the material used in Gulps is very strong allowing for many to be caught on a single tail. This video addresses two of the most common Gulp bait killers… 1) Gulp Shrinkage 2) Gulp Storage For more tips, visit the "Fishing Tips" section on SaltStrong.com… direct link is below: http://www.saltstrong.com/article_categories/fishing-tips/
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"Fishing In Our Soul" - Official Music Video - Jill's Cashbox ft. Salt Strong
Watch the Official Music Video of Jill's Cashbox performing Fishing In Our Soul, written by Capt. John Gunter of Off The Hook Charters. DOWNLOAD on iTunes here: http://apple.co/1Mi7Lei "Fishing In Our Soul" is Available Now on iTunes here: http://apple.co/1Mi7Lei Learn more about the filming of the "Fishing In Our Soul" video with Salt Strong (and grab your two free Salt Strong decals) here: http://www.saltstrong.com/fishing-in-our-soul-music-video/ This hot new saltwater fishing song features the guys from Salt Strong along with Hunter Smith (the lead singer of Jill's Cashbox). And the entire video was filmed in and around the Boca Grande and Little Gasparilla Island (FL) area. All fish were caught using artificial lures and baits over a 2-day period, 90% of the snook, redfish, and trout were caught on Berkley Gulp baits, and all fish were released. The snook feeding took place at the Gasparilla Marina. A huge thanks to Patrick Rhea and Nick Shirghio from Livit Films for the amazing video and drone footage for this film. You guys are the best. And thanks to Patrick for coming in on the clutch with the 20lb snook! Another big shout out to Sara Michaels of 97 Country for being the matchmaker on all of this. Download your copy of Fishing in our Soul on iTunes here: http://apple.co/1Mi7Lei Let us know what you think of this music video in the comments. We think it is the best fishing music video ever made, but of course we are partial. Let us know what you thought. Fish On! For more information on the Fishing in our Soul song and Salt Strong, check out: http://www.saltstrong.com For more information on Jill's Cashbox, check out: http://www.jillscashbox.com To Download on iTunes now, click here: http://apple.co/1Mi7Lei Copyright Salt Strong, LLC and Jill's Cashbox, LLC. All rights reserved.
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How To Tie A Dropper Loop Knot [Fast & Easy Way]
When using a dropper rig, it is extremely helpful to use a loop knot so that you can quickly and easily change your weight sizes without even having to re-tie any knots. This video shows how to tie a Dropper Rig Knot using the very strong and easy to tie Surgeon's knot (which I have found to be better than a dropper rig knot). Although there is a knot that's actually called a "Dropper Rig Knot", I highly recommend using the Surgeon's Loop knot shown in this video because it's much easier to tie and it proved to be the stronger of the two in when I did some strength testing on them. Best of all, these loop knots allow for an extremely fast change of weight sizes (and even hook sizes too if using this knot up the line). And since the Surgeon's knot makes this dropper rig easier to tie, stronger, and gives you the ability to change out weights or hooks without retying your knots, it's tough to beat this dropper loop knot. For more saltwater fishing tips, check out the Fishing Tips section of our website: https://www.saltstrong.com/fishing-tips To see all of our best fishing knots, click here: https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/fishing-knots/ Any questions on this knot? How do you like to tie the dropper loop fishing knot? Any other dropper knots or dropper rigs you want me to test out? Let me know in the comments. Fish On! Team Salt Strong
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Loop Knot for Fishing - Canoe Man Loop Knot
How to tie the Canoe Man Loop Knot: This video will show you a great loop knot for fishing that is strong, easy to tie, and can be tied to both hooks and lures equally well (does not require you to pass a lure through a loop). Best of all, this loop knot leaves a tag end that points down towards the hook. This feature will decrease the amount of weeds your knot snags while fishing areas prone to have floating grass/debris. To see our fishing knot face-off, check out: http://www.SaltStrong.com It's a great fishing knot for tying your hook or lure to your leader so it can have maximum action (reason for using loop vs snug). In preliminary knot strength testing, it has scored well. To see the final knot strength analysis results that we're putting together for you to know which knots truly are strongest with fluorocarbon, visit our core site where we'll be displaying the best of the best knots as we find them based on head-to-head tests. Here's a direct link: http://www.saltstrong.com
Views: 22934 Salt Strong
How To Cast A Spinning Reel For MORE Distance & Accuracy
Do you want to cast your spinning reel farther and still have amazing accuracy? Then check out this new tutorial on how to cast farther using a spinning reel. To see the full casting tip blog on Salt Strong, click here now: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/how-to-cast-a-spinning-reel-farther/ And in reality, this same casting tip applies to all types of rod and reel setups (including baitcasters and fly fishing reels). The only difference will apply based on the flexibility of the rod. Check out how Luke loads the rod with full force to have it working for him at max capacity. You will even see a SLO-MO version as well. 'And as you will see, the farthest casts in fishing rarely come to the anglers that have their rods all of the way behind them reared back. To see the full blog on how to cast a spinning reel farther, click here: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/how-to-cast-a-spinning-reel-farther/ To see more on Salt Strong and to subscribe to our free fishing newsletter, click here now: http://www.saltstrong.com
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How to Rig a DOA Jerk Bait for Saltwater Fishing - Underwater Footage Included
This video shows how to rig a DOA jerk bait for saltwater fishing to catch redfish, trout and snook on the flats. When rigged properly, this is an amazingly effective bait. However, when rigged wrong, it will helicopter (aka... spin) underwater and will not look natural to your target species. To help you understand how it should look when rigged properly, we made this video so you can see how it should look both above the water as well as underneath the water when rigged and worked properly. For working the bait, I find the best results casting with the wind (for max distance and feel on the retrieve) and doing short/quick twitches with my rod tip pointing up... the twitches should only move your rod from a 10:00 to 11:00 position. If casting into or across the wind, I'll often point my rod tip down so the wind doesn't take control of the line. For More Fishing Tips - Click link below: http://www.saltstrong.com/article_categories/fishing-tips For the most awesome fishing videos on the web, click below: http://www.saltstrong.com
Views: 32947 Salt Strong
3 Turn Surgeon Knot for Line-to-Line Connections [Quick & Strong]
The 3 turn Surgeon Knot is one of the strongest connections for two lines of different diameters. Plus, it's one of the fastest line-to-line knots to tie. So the Surgeon knot is a fantastic choice for saltwater anglers looking to connect their main line to their heavier leader. Best of all, this know can even be used to connect braided lines to mono lines... the only adjustment needed is to use 6 turns when braided line in included. But for mono to mono connections, I now trust this 3 turn Surgeon knot for my needs. For more help tying leader assemblies for saltwater fishing, be sure to check out our "Take Kids Fishing" course that shows all needed knots and assemblies for catching fish from public piers, docks, and seawalls. http://www.saltstrong.com/kids-fishing/ Note: The only downfall to the Surgeon knot is that it has to be tied before the lure or hook is tied to the other end... otherwise, it will be difficult to thread the full leader through the knot loop.
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How To Tie The FG Knot In 60 Seconds (or Less)
After over 400,000 views to our original "How To Tie The FG Knot The Quickest Way Tutorial" video, we have received countless messages and comments telling us that the FG Knot is definitely the strongest braid to leader fishing knot out there. Note: If you never saw the original video or the knot contest we did, click here to see that: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/fg-knot/ But we also received a handful of questions and concerns about the FG Knot after many anglers starting using it for their first time. The main "negative" comment on the FG Knot was that it took too long to tie. But even though Luke did take 5 minutes to tie it on the FG tutorial (because he was going super slow to show all of the steps), we do it so much quicker in real life. So we decided to put our money where our mouth is and have Luke tie the FG Knot as quick as he could (while under the pressure of a camera on him). Note: When the camera wasn't rolling, he did the FG Knot in about 48 seconds. Check out how he ties this super strong braid to leader knot in under a minute. Finally, if you know of any braid to leader knots that are stronger or outperforming the FG Knot, please let us know in the comments so we can do some knot strength contests on them. For more on the strongest fishing knots, check out our fishing knot section on Salt Strong here: http://www.saltstrong.com/article_categories/fishing-knots/ And for more fishing awesomeness, the most interactive free online saltwater fishing tournament, and HOME of the Strongest fishing gear for Strong anglers, check out: http://www.saltstrong.com
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Best Way To Rig Dead Shrimp On A Jig Head (Inshore Fishing)
See the full shrimp rigging blog here: https://www.saltstrong.com/fishing-tip/how-to-rig-dead-shrimp/ As any saltwater fisherman knows, shrimp are one of the best all-around baits out there. Dead or alive they can attract bites from all kinds of species of fish (especially inshore fish such as redfish, seatrout, snook, and black drum). One of our favorite ways to use shrimp is actually to take dead (but still fresh) shrimp and rig them on a jig head (very similar to how you would rig an artificial shrimp on a jig head). You simply rip the head off the shrimp, rig the jig through the center of the shrimp's head, and then bring the hook point back through. A great way to get a good deal on dead (but still fresh) shrimp is to ask your local bait shop or marina if they have any dead ones you can have. Many times they will either give them to you for free or really cheap. Just make sure to keep them chilled because one the shrimp goes bad it becomes super soft (making it tough to cast and easy for bait fish to steal your shrimp). Click here to see the full blog post on rigging dead shrimp: https://www.saltstrong.com/fishing-tip/how-to-rig-dead-shrimp/ For more saltwater fishing tips, click here: https://www.saltstrong.com/
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How to Rig a Berkley Gulp Jerk Shad for Catching Snook, Redfish, and Trout
I actually started out not being a big fan of the Berkley Gulp baits. And it wasn't because I wasn't catching fish on them, I just wasn't using them because I found them too expensive for my budget. But once I finally gave the Berkley Gulps a whirl, I was sold. And the cost was (and has been) completely worth it to me in terms of my bait:fish ratio. Gulp Jerk Shad baits can be incredibly effective when rigged properly. However, they can be a complete waste if you don't rig them properly or maintain them. Fortunately, the setbacks of Gulp Jerk Shads are easy to overcome. This video explains the rigging aspect and I'll include a link below to an article that covers the proper maintenance. For rigging a Gulp jerk shad, the most important factor is allowing the bait to maintain a straight profile once hooked so it doesn't twist in the water... a twisting bait is bad for drawing strikes and it significantly increases the odds of getting a frustrating wind knot in your line while out on the water. So check out the Gulp Jerk Shad video for rigging details, and then click on this link to learn how to maintain your Gulp jerk baits in addition to how you can easily catch tons of bait fish with them once their normal usage expires. http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/gulp-jerk-shad-review/ And for more fishing tips and viral fishing videos, check out: http://www.saltstrong.com
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How To Properly Hook A Live Shrimp While Fishing In The Current
Everything loves shrimp!!! One of the best ways to catch a ton of fish is to use live shrimp as bait because they are a favorite meal of so many fish. And one of my favorite things about fishing with shrimp is that I simply never know what type or size of fish will bite next. To see the full blog post on how to hook live shrimp while fishing current, click here now: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/hook-live-shrimp-current/ But like everything, there are best practices when rigging shrimp for fishing. And what I've found best results with when fishing in current is to hook the shrimp towards it's head (in between its eyes and brain) so that it looks natural in the water. With this setup, it'll face the current when in its natural state. But when a bigger fish gets close it'll start kicking to get away and it will not move as far as normal so it'll be a quick meal for whatever spooked it. Best of all, this specific spot on a shrimp doesn't impede any of its core organs so it'll stay alive for a very long time. To see the full blog post on how to hook shrimp while in current, click here: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/hook-live-shrimp-current/ To see more fishing tips and to get on the Salt Strong free weekly newsletter, click here: http://www.saltstrong.com
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How To Catch Flounder With This Powerful Paddletail Jig
Who wants to catch more flounder? Although I have caught flounder here in Florida on a multitude of different lure, shrimp, and live bait, my go-to fishing lure for flounder is this paddletail jig. To read the full "How To Catch Flounder" blog, click here: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/how-to-catch-flounder/ The paddletail jig that I use in this video is made by DOA, but there are a bunch of great paddletail lures that work with flounder including the Berkley Gulp version that I also really like. The best tip I can give in terms of proper retrieval is to just slow it down. The biggest mistake I see anglers making when jigging for flounder with a lure like this is they go too fast. Flounder are usually sitting on the bottom and many times they tend to follow your lure for a while before they hit it. So going to fast might never give them a shot. And my final how to catch flounder tip is this: When your lure is about 10 feet from the boat/dock/pier/jetty give it one last tap before letting the lure sit on the bottom for a couple of seconds. Then do one last retrieval up and you will be surprised at how many flounder have followed your lure all the way up to you and finally hit it when it sits still for a second. Fish On! For more saltwater fishing tips (including how to clean flounder), check out: http://www.saltstrong.com
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How to Catch Pinfish for Bait Without a Cast Net or a Pinfish Trap (Full Instructions)
Almost every saltwater angler would love to have a live well full of pinfish. Nice sized pinfish are some of the best live bait out there... whether you are fishing offshore or inshore. We have caught some of our largest grouper with pinfish while fishing offshore, while at the same time catching some of our largest snook using pinfish as bait when fishing inshore. But of course none of it is possible without catching the pinfish first... And the one thing that most of us hate is always have to throw a cast net to catch pinfish (especially when it is cold or early in the morning when you really don't want to be wet with salt water)...not to mention the grass and weeds that your cast net pulls in to the boat when casting for pinfish on the flats. And when it comes to pinfish traps, they take up space on your boat, they can fall apart after hours (or days) in the saltwater, and they can take a while to actually work. Not to mention you have to drop it down in the water and go check on it later (which eats into your fishing time). Well the good news is that catching tons of pinfish without a cast net or a pinfish trap is possible. In fact, it is so easy a 5 year old can do it. Here is how you catch pinfish on the grass flats without an cast net or a pinfish trap: Step 1 is to simply find any Berkley Gulp bait that is no longer usable (as in a Gulp bait you were going to throw out due to being ripped apart, bitten in half by a puffer fish, etc). Step 2 is to cut that Berkley Gulp bait into a really small (fingernail size or smaller) piece. The smaller the better in most cases. Step 3 is to find a small hook (couple of sizes larger than a sabiki hook size), attach a small weight, and attach it to any spinning rod. Step 4 is to throw the hook (with attached Gulp bait piece) out over any grass flats where you know pinfish to hang out. Step 5 is to hook up with a pinfish, reel him in quick, and toss the pinfish in the live well (watch the video to see the pinfish remover that Salt Strong uses). Step 6 is of course to go Fishing and catch a big one using your fresh pinfish as bait. One of the coolest aspects of catching pinfish this way, is that even your kids can do this. So while they are having a blast reeling up pinfish (for your bait), you could be checking out new spots to fish, tides, weather, rigging up your lines, etc (or even having a beer) I can assure you that once you catch pinfish like this without having to use a big cast net or a pinfish trap, you won't go back to the old way. This is just too easy, and you can see from this video that as long as you find a spot with pinfish, you can catch a dozen of them in less than 10 minutes (sometimes with the same Gulp bait), and never have to get wet or messy. So yes, catching pinfish for bait can be done a rod and reel. If you have any other ideas or tips on catching big pinfish, leave us a comment below. For more on the best fishing tips, check out: http://www.saltstrong.com/article_categories/fishing-tips/
Views: 264050 Salt Strong
Kayak Grapnel Anchoring: How To Rig A Breakaway "Grapple" Anchor
Ever lost an anchor or had an anchor get really stuck to the bottom? It's not fun. And it's especially not fun if you are out in your kayak by yourself and you can't free your anchor. One of the most popular kayak anchors is the grapnel anchor (pronounced Grapple Anchor). It is easy to use, it stores well, and "grapple anchors" don't cost very much. We've recently noticed some kayak anglers rigging their grapnel anchors the wrong way (with the anchor line in the top hole). The best way to ensure you can always break the anchor free from the bottom is to rig it using the bottom ring combined with a zip-tie (or light monofilmanent fishing line) that can be broken if you are ever stuck. The other trick to proper anchor management is having a buoy on board that you attach to your anchor line (that can quickly release from your kayak). This is ideal when you are fighting big fish that you need to chase down and don't have time to pull up your anchor (or want to keep your spot). Watch Tony Acevedo from Salt Strong show how he quickly rigs this anchor up for a quick release. Do you have any cool anchor tricks? Let us know in the comments. For more saltwater fishing tips, check out: http://www.saltstrong.com
Views: 13986 Salt Strong
How to Tie the Perfection Loop Knot
This video shows you an easy way to tie the perfection loop knot for connecting your leader line to a hook or lure. This type of loop knot is great when tying a hook to the end of a line, and it's very popular among the fly fishing gurus for creating loop to loop connections in their leader/tippet. To see how this knot's strength compares to other options when using fluorocarbon leaders, visit http://www.saltstrong.com and you'll see an area for the best fishing knot contest.
Views: 35829 Salt Strong
How To Throw A 4ft Cast Net Without Using Your Mouth [Easy Method]
Cast nets are one of the best tools for kids to enjoy fishing because they almost guarantee that at least something will be caught, and they allow for constant action. But few kids know how to properly throw a cast net... They either have never been exposed to cast nets at all, or they're using a method that is not efficient (or sometimes using methods that don't work at all). So we made this video to show an easy method of throwing a 4 ft cast net that allows for the young anglers to successfully throw a net with the following benefits: 1. They don't have to put the net in their mouths so you don't have to worry about your kids getting mud, dirt, and who knows what else that might get on the net from throwing it in ponds, lakes, and even the ocean. Being able to throw a cast net without using your mouth is also huge for kids (or adults) with braces. The last thing you want is a cast net getting stuck to your braces while tossing. OUCH! 2. It doesn't require the commonly used helicopter throw so your kids can learn the proper technique that doesn't require much strength at all. Bonus Benefit: This method of throwing a 4 ft cast net allows for the entire net to be held with just two hands which allows for keeping dry even after multiple casts (unlike the other methods where the net has to be held on the shoulder or in the mouth). Note: This method is difficult to use for bigger nets, so I recommend switching to the method shown in this great tutorial for nets in the 10 ft range: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/how-to-throw-a-cast-net/ For more saltwater fishing tips, visit http://www.saltstrong.com/
Views: 92364 Salt Strong
Quickest Way To Rig A Ballyhoo With A Circle Hook
It's ballyhoo rigging time! In particular, naked ballyhoo circle hook time! Want to know the best (and quickest) way to rig ballyhoo when using a cirlce hook (IGFA rules while fishing for billfish in tournaments)? Then check out this awesome ballyhoo rigging tip from the guys at Ripper Fishing. See the full blog post here: https://www.saltstrong.com/fishing-tip/circle-hook-ballyhoo-rig/ Some of the most important tips from this bluewater fishing video: 1) Troll your naked ballyhoo 4-6 knots. Anything more will have you rigging new baits all day long 2) Use a heavy wire circle hook. It's not worth taking the risk of losing a big marlin or tuna 3) Keep it simple. You don't need a bunch of wire or fancy dressing. Just a simple rubber band and an non-offset circle hook will do Do you have any other questions for Salt Strong or Team Ripper? Let us know in the comments. For more saltwater fishing tips, check out: https://www.saltstrong.com/
Views: 23393 Salt Strong
The Best Way To Rig Blue Crabs (For Bull Redfish & Black Drum)
Want to know the best way to rig blue crabs to catch more redfish and black drum? Then you came to the right place. In this video we will teach you how to rig "bait" a blue crab the right way for different situations. Rigging a blue crab seems easy, but there are actually many different ways to rig it (and a few ways to do it wrong as well). And when you have the right blue crab rig, this can be one of the best baits for redfish. If you want to target all sizes of redifsh, you can cut blue crab pieces for redfish. Or, if you really want to target the BIG bull redfish, it's best to go with the full blue crab (see how to rig in the video). Big baits = big redfish Also keep in mind how important it is to have fresh blue crab. These drum won't hesitate to suck down a cut crab, but not if it has been sitting out in the sun for hours. Any other blue crab or redfish bait tips you want to share or review? Let us know in the comments. Fish On! For more saltwater fishing tips, check out: https://www.saltstrong.com/fishing-tips/
Views: 58615 Salt Strong
The Double Uni Knot - Great Line to Line Connection!
The double Uni knot is a very popular connection for connecting two lines together. It's popularity is driven by the broad spectrum of uses that this strong and easy to tie knot brings... great for connecting two line of either the same or different diameters, while also working for both braid and mono connections (braid just requires more twists). Also, this knot is often used to connect directly to a hook or lure as well by simply tying a single uni knot. As for strength, it tested extremely well for braid to a swivel (won that contest)... http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/best-fishing-knot-for-braided-line-swivel-hook-lure/ Then, the double uni knot did pretty good in both of the line to line knot contests we've held... Here's a link to the mono to mono contest: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/strongest-line-to-line-knot/ For more saltwater fishing tips, check out: http://www.saltstrong.com/fishing-tips/
Views: 15372 Salt Strong
The #1 Mistake When Tying The FG Knot (Strongest Braid To Leader Knot)
Losing a fish (or your favorite lure) due to knot failure is like losing your favorite fishing hat... It's the worst! And some of the feedback we have heard from fellow anglers trying the FG knot for their first few times is that the braid is slipping, causing the entire knot to unravel. The great news is that this "FG Knot Error" can be fixed by just simply making sure that you don't skip this one step (that I show in the video). For the record, I did go over this critical step in my original FG Knot tutorial (that has over 430,000 views as of this video going live), but with all of the comments I have heard about issues with the FG knot occasionally coming undone (which is virtually impossible if you tie the knot correctly), I realized that I needed to put this "FG Knot Mistake" video to make sure no one else loses another fish or lure to this small but costly mistake. To see the original "How to tie the FG Knot" video, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjzUb5QRKuk So check out the quick video tip and I hope that you never make this mistake. Fish On! For more saltwater fishing tips, check out: http://www.saltstrong.com To see the full blog on this subject on Salt Strong, click here now:
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The Best Surgeon's Knot for Braid - 6 Turn Surgeon
The surgeon's knot is a popular knot for connecting two lines of equal or different diameters. Its popularity is due to how easy and quick this knot is to tie along with the impressive strength of the surgeon's knot. However, there are multiple ways to tie this popular knot that need to be considered... most important of all is matching the amount of turns in the knot to the type of line you're using. For example, a 3 turn surgeon is sufficient for a mono to mono connection, but it'll unravel if used to connect a braid to a mono leader. So for connecting a braided line to a mono or fluoro leader with a Surgeon's knot, it is essential to make more turns. We did some testing, and 6 is now our recommended minimum when using a braided line. Click on the link below to see how the Surgeon's knot did against some of the most popular other options in a recent knot contest we held: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/strongest-line-to-line-knot/
Views: 38721 Salt Strong
How To Properly Set The Drag On A Fishing Reel [Tension Rule Explained]
Do you know the proper amount of drag you need on your fishing reels? Do you know to measure drag? We made this video specific to the tension that should be used when setting a fishing reel's drag because this is an extremely important subject that often gets overlooked. Although it may seem trivial when planning for a trip, this factor becomes extremely important when hooked into a fish of a lifetime, so it's on us to address this before every first cast of the day. This video explains the tension that is recommended to use when setting the drag on a fishing reel. As you'll see, the recommended drag tension is 20% to 30% of the line's breaking strength. This seems light, but it has been proven time and time again to generate the best results. Some say that it's smarter to go higher when fishing heavy cover, but I disagree because I've found a cool trick for getting fish out of structure that goes against what people instinctively do when they feel the line rubbing against structure... Click on the link below to see how to pull big fish out of structure: http://www.saltstrong.com/articles/fishing-heavy-structure-tips/ Tight Lines! For more saltwater fishing tips, check out: http://www.saltstrong.com
Views: 60600 Salt Strong
How To Catch Red Snapper Like A BOSS (3 Tips - Best Baits, Rig, & Spots)
To see the full red snapper blog post, click here: https://www.saltstrong.com/fishing-tip/red-snapper-fishing/ This video will teach you some helpful tips on how to catch red snapper in Florida like a boss. You'll learn the following three essential things about catching red snapper: 1. Best spots to seek out for biting snapper 2. Best rod, reel, weight, hooks, and leader assembly to use 3. Best baits to catch red snapper And on top of explaining these three core tips, you'll even see how to maximize your red snapper bites by effectively managing your weight and leader on the bottom. Specifically, you'll need to keep the weight on the bottom with just enough tension in the line to be able to feel strikes. So on a rough water day, you'll need to lift the rod up when the boat falls, and drop the tip down when it rises from the wave activity. "Best baits for red snapper" - long strip of squid - bonita belly strip - live pinfish - live pigfish - vertical jig Watch the video to see the specifics. Leave a comment below if you have any questions about fishing for red snapper or any other reef fish species. For more saltwater fishing tips, click here now: https://www.saltstrong.com
Views: 25413 Salt Strong
Paddleboard Fishing Tips - Inshore Flats and Backcountry Fishing Edition
Stand Up Paddleboard fishing (SUP fishing) can be difficult, but it's extremely effective and rewarding when done properly. This video shows some tips that I've found to significantly increase my results when fishing inshore waters for redfish, snook, and trout. More importantly, these tips allowed me to catch more fish with less effort given that they're designed minimize your efforts with activities such as handling your paddle while fishing as well as managing your board when wade fishing. The benefits of paddleboard fishing are that you can see tons of fish due to the quite nature of having no motor and the elevated position you have compared to kayak fishing... it truly is an incredible vehicle for scanning a flat or mangrove line for good fish. Also, paddle boards are typically much easier to load and unload from your vehicle at the loading area and when exploring mangrove trails and hidden lakes way up in the backcountry. For more fishing tips, subscribe to http://www.saltstrong.com so you get included in our weekly email newsletter containing fun videos and educational fishing tips.
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Man Catches Fish (Snook) From A 3rd Floor Balcony!
Holy snook catch of the year! This is how you catch a fish from a 3rd floor balcony like a BOSS! What started out as another normal Monday conference call with the Salt Strong team turned into one of the best snook sight fishing experiences ever. You see, just minutes before this, we were on a conference call and I just happened to be glancing out of the window and couldn't help but notice a snook sitting by the edge of the sand below. I motioned over to Luke to come get a look at it, and we all quickly agreed that this was worth ending the meeting early to get a cast on a snook (perhaps the only time a business conference call has ended with, "Sorry we have to end this early, there are a couple of snook we want to cast on from the balcony.") So instead of risking walking down and spooking the snook, Salt Strong co-founder Luke Simonds said he thought he could cast on them from the 3rd floor balcony. Fortunately for us, we had a rod and reel rigged up in the room and Luke proceeded to put on a casting show (having to cast from his left to get enough power to get the lure near the snook). Not only did he have to cast from his left, but he had to avoid the tall palm tree that was in between us and the snook. Long story short, three casts later one of the snook crushed his lure. And now we can say that we've caught a fish from a balcony. Check out the full blog post here: https://www.saltstrong.com/balcony-snook-fishing/ Make sure to sign up for our free weekly fishing tip where we send you a new inshore tip every week. Join here now: https://www.saltstrong.com/
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