I spoke about the surgeons knot in a previous post and I thought I would share it with you again. If you did not know how to tie it follow these simple steps and tie your leaders with ease and confidence.
Note: I used wool in these pictures so you could see it better.
The Surgeons knot is a great knot for tying two lines together of both similar or different diameters. This makes it great for tying a fluorocarbon leader to a braided main line. The red represents the main line and the green represents the leader material. I like to make my leaders at least 16" in length but you can make them longer or shorter if you wish.
First take your leader and mainline and place about 4 inches side by side. You can do this in your hands but for illustrations sake I did it on a table to show you.
Now you are ready to tie a crank bait to your leader and bump some stumps, even if they are covered in Zebra Mussels, without fear of abrasion damage to your line.