The Alberto Knot and how it works

The Alberto knot was invented by "Crazy Alberto" Knie over 20 years ago and is now becoming popular among all anglers. When asked what made him invent this knot Knie responded, "Since the inception of the super lines there was no real mono to braided fishing line knots. And those common knots everyone recommended just didn’t cut it! I actually tried many recommended knots (with frustrations) … so I came up with this knot for myself and I’ve been using ever since. I have a few friends (& some world record friends) who love it and will not go back. In fact, it is being well received throughout (from Mexico / Costa Rica / Florida and Canada) and I am glad everyone is enjoying it."

Step 1:
Fold the mono leader into a loop and run between 10" to 12" of braided line into and through the loop. 

Step 2:
Secure the loop and braid in one hand while you begin to wrap the braid so that it layers around the double line of mono that was created when the loop was formed with the other hand. Spin the line wrapping it around the loop 7 times.

Step 3:
Spin the line wrapping it towards the loop 7 times and as you do make sure as you wrap that you cover the previous wrappings.

Step 4:
Pull the tag back through the loop exiting the loop where it initially entered.

Step 5:
Feed wraps so that they are tight then push to the loop's end. Cut the braided fishing line and mono loop at the tags end.

Step 6:

Our Take:

Who Should Use This Knot?
  1. Anyone needing to combine two fishing lines with different diameters.
  2. Anyone needing to combine two fishing lines with different composition:
*monofilament leaders
*fluorocarbon leaders

  1. Very Strong
  2. Compact
  3. Works With Different Lines

  1. Slower To Tie Than Other Knots

Next time you need to attach a braided fishing line to either a monofilament or fluorocarbon leader we suggest you try this knot it just might become one of your favorite knots.
Carla Arbuckle
Carla Arbuckle

Carla is a staff writer for and She is an avid outdoors enthusiast and photographer. She can be found most weekends fishing and exploring the wilderness.