j cla: It was an Excellent Video,@d7wind, Check your eyes, I saw it perfectly,
That is one Bad Ass Knot.. Thanks for the Video....
d7wind: BLOODY HELL HE CANNOT USE A COLORED NYLON FOR DEMONSTRATION PURPOSES
Isle of Man Fishing: I was having the same problem when tightening up on the tag end in the
braid. I found you really have to go slow and even the loops out from the
opposite end to the tag first. If you go slow enough and make sure you've
counted properly for both sets of loops then it will sit right. The mono
side is a doddle in comparison!
Lindholmer5k: thankyou. Im trying to tie this knot now, on the second atempt. I use 3kg
mono to 8kg braid. the mono seems to brake of at the knot itself so i
probably do somthing wrong. the break seems clean to me, so the mono hasnt
slipped or gotten burnt, any ideas what im doing wrong? could it be that
the mono line is 2 years old? this is the first time i use braid, and iv
got to say that this knot in theory is the best one iv seen so far.
TheBowlingboy300: Would this knot work with 130 braid and 125 mono or would the knot be too
big? I have a roller guide rod and I dont know if it would fit through the
mikeconcannon: Hello my friend. Glad it worked for you. It is pretty reliable. It's a
shame the Shark was stronger than your line. Pleased that the "Half
Grinner" whipped knot did not fail. Next time, better luck. ;o)
kkangler: very informative n detailed explanation! A bit "dizzy" to watch the line
though after i watch it more than 10 times. But I glad it really help me
after i use this method. Thanks!!!
James Montano: I have seen the knot before with other anglers but have never used it
myself. With practice I hope to secure the knot well enough to land some
big reds. One question, will this knot hold with heavy game?
manny piriz: how due you connect 2 lines together
ooKRE8Roo: Is this specifically for braid to mono. Or would you go for an easier knot
if you were doing braid to braid.
archerbruise23: awesome awesome. cant wait to give it a try. i have tied it 3 times now,
but just now i got it right, ive been tryin to remember the steps. but i
couldnt get the knots together, an it still held a 9 pound 9 ounce bass.
but i got the knots together now so its all goood
mikeconcannon: @stansfield83 Cheers my friend. Glad to be of help. Happy angling.
Kylie Manure: This leaves a much tidier knot than the ones I was taught to use in the
past. Will definitely give this a try next time I go out. Hopefully in a
week or so. Thanks for the video.
mikeconcannon: @torturedklown Thank you for your kind comments. Much appreciated.
MikeMultiLaw: Ty :)
Mike Concannon: You've mastered it. Well done. A little patience goes a very long way. ;o)
pprriimmoopro: that is know as FG knot right?
mikeconcannon: Yes it works fine with all diameters of Braid. Thin braid lines are a
little more fiddly than the thicker diameters. Provided you can whip the
mono around the braid line too most diameters of mono are fine with this
knot. 250 lb mono would pose a real problem, but the thinner diameters are
adnasatir: Tried the DG knot on #5 pe line, to try to find a knot for joining pe line
to pe line ,,, broke every time at the knot. my 2 cents
zak ayres: donot use grinner knot or any type of friction knot or clich knot you
should use a loop knot.i use a hybrid type of polomar knot search shaw
grigsby fleuro knot
lukkbox: hi mike great video mate thanks is there any reason why a double blood know
wouldnt work that you can think of? any help appreciated, im just so used
to tying the double blood im loathe to switch hehe tight lines mate
Stevie G: Mike, this knot failed on me yesterday... I was using it to join a leader
12lb mono to 15lb mono,it broke off during a cast under the knot,all I was
left with at the end of my line was the knot,I'm confident I tried it
fine,had been using it a while and usually tied it as 2grinner knots
tightening down on the main line fist then teasing the second knot down to
the first knot, Maybe it was because it was mono to mono?
BigEasy2979: my bad its a double blood knot actually
mikeconcannon: Hello Seanyroche Modern rod guides are usually lined with various materials
which are far harder than Braid lines. Grey guide liners are generally made
from Aluminium Oxide, which has a hardness of 1300 to 1400 Vickers. Others
of better quality (usually black or dark brown liners may be lined with
Zircon (ZrC) or Silicon Carbide (SiC). Even inexpensive guides on modern
rods should be AOK with Braid lines. Enjoy !
mikeconcannon: @olhippie1 Just practise this knot on a couple of pieces of mono, before
moving on to braid or flurocarbon. It's not difficuklt once you have it in
your head. It's worth learning this one. It will not fail you.
mounty95: @mikeconcannon beautiful that mike thanks
mikeconcannon: @Rubberbanditboy Thanks for your comments, much appreciated. If you take a
look at another of my videos here on YouTube, you can watch "How NOT to
join Braid to Leader 170509" that demonstrates the failing of the double
uni knot, which actually does cut into itself. The double Grinner looks
superficially similar, but does NOT cut into itself, it is a 100% knot.
Well worth the minimal extra effort. Now go and catch those big fish.
Matt2779: You are very skilled with that knot. I can only tie improved clinch knot,
palomar knot and bowline knot, nail knot, blood knot and double nail knot
splice. I will watch your video again until I learn it, it looks like a
striper774: Mike,Thanks for the video.Practiced,got it right.when snow leaves i'll try
it out.Little cold in Cape Cod Massachusetts.Tested out the knot,line broke
first.Unlike uni knot i was tying.
stankalmighty: finish your knot with superglue
kerisi bapak: Bro can you make another video for an excellent demo........
mikeconcannon: @lukkbox The blood knot works fine on two mono lines of similar diameter.
If you want to use more modern lines such as braid to fluorocarbon or mono,
then it is well worth learning to tie the Grinner and Double Grinner knots.
The harder surfaced smoother lines will slip when tied with a simple blood
knot. Don't lose the fish of a lifetime simply because your line snaps at
an inferior knot, or gives youa curly wurly line end for your trouble. I
promise you that this is the best.
jaxondingostar: i like the part where u lick it
mikeconcannon: @tigeroscar1 My pleasure. I'm glad to be of help. Now catch some more big
fish for me.
PhotogGene: Wow! this works so much better than a barrell knot.
mikeconcannon: Glad to be of help. I have used this Double Grinner to successfully whip
100 lb BS mono onto 80 lb BS Braid myself. No problem. I trust you will
catch some truly memorable fish.
mikeconcannon: @az4139 Thank you my friend for your kind comments. Much appreciated.
choughlak nta: i had the same problem as amuk666
73aussie1: hand tensioned bimini twist good for making a double to attach your leader
with a tony jones knot , bimini is a pain to learn but once you know you
wont try any other
fr3dsmith: Can you use the same knot to tie braid to braid?
Chuck Dominique: Right on brother. I also use uni to uni and have had gr8 success. Again,
it's all about the drag. If you question the knot's ability to hold, just
back off on the drag a bit. Another gr8 knot connecting braid to mono is a
bimini twist followed with a worm knot connection. I have never seen this
olhippie1: I got my fingers, one on each hand, tied into the knot and snugged down the
knot such that I had to seek help in cutting myself free.Nearly went blind
trying to keep track of which line went where....*wink*
00JDMSir: My favorite knot thanks mike!
sean roche: Ps. I usesd your conger rig last year off my local pier, had one in the
first 5 mins. Thanks Sean
BigEasy2979: thanks but id rather do the blood knot its faster and easier.
Lindholmer5k: so, when i google 'double grinner knot' i find lots of diagrams, but for a
entierly different knot, from what i can see. whats the 'real' name of this
knot? im interested in finding some strenght tests
P14u2nv: @secretguyoz2 I never knew a knot that holds to 100% to be called rubbish.
mikeconcannon: @LIFalcons99 You can use whatever knot you are happy with. The Blood Knot
is fine between similar diameter mono. A blood knot will slip when tied in
Braid or between Braid and Mono or Flourocarbon. This Double Grinner might
appear a little complicated, but it works, it is reliable with big fish and
sudden shock loads. It's worth the extra effort if you are a serious
angler. Happy angling
Mike Concannon: I use it for braid to braid joins too. You are simply whipping one line
around the other, which means it does not cut into itself or the 2nd line.
The long narrow whipped knot lays flat on a reel spool and does not foul
the guides on your rod. Believe me, with a little care, it works very well.
mikeconcannon: Thank you for your kind comments. I have used this double grinner, which is
actually a whipping of one line around the other for many years. I wrote a
double page spread every month for a UK sea angling newspaper for 12 years.
I was the UK representative for the IGFA for several years. I used to fish
deep sea every day that it was possible to get out, when the weather
allowed, certainly more than 100 days each year. It is the best knot I have
found. That's why I shared it. Happy angling.
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