Tackle Doctor: Professional Angler Aaron Martens Details the Albright Knot
When it comes to tackle on the professional bass fishing circuit nobody is more detailed than Aaron Martens. Because of
this affection for the finer details in tackle and his ability to customize and
mod his personal gear Aaron Martens is known as the "Tackle Doctor" amongst his peers.
The Tackle Doctor Series: From time to time, Aaron will be releasing videos. These videos will be the
Tackle Doctor series of videos. Topics will range from anything from learning to
tie knots to modifying tackle for increasing effectiveness for tournament
angling. Aaron will provide his insight and unique perspective on these topics.
The Tackle Doctor Volume 1: The Albright Knot
"There is no question I get asked more than how I connect my leader line to my
main braided line. For that reason, our first Tackle Doctor video will be on the
Albright Knot. This knot is exceptional when tying lines of different strengths,
especially light lines like Sunline FC Sniper or Shooter under 10-pound test." -
When to use the
Albright Knot: the Albright knot may not be the fastest knot to tie or the
easiest but it is among the most reliable. This knot is excellent for joining
different types of line and even lines of unequal diameters such as a main line
to a shock leader. bass anglers routinely use this knot for joining braid with a
fluorocarbon leader for a good balance of strength, sensitivity and line
invisibility. tied correctly the joining of the two lines is small and while not
as seamless as a hollow braid to leader implementation will flow through with
little resistance through guides during casts.