ALBRIGHT KNOT
The Albright Knot is primarily used for joining braided line to monofilament or mono lines of unequal diameters, such as your main line to a shock leader. It is not the easiest knot to tie but a good tight Albright is small and won't catch on the rod guides during a cast.
1. Bend a loop in the tag end of the heavier line and hold between thumb and forefinger of left hand. Insert the tag end of the lighter line through loop from the top. Pull the standing part of the heavy line and the standing part of the light line.
2. Slip tag end of lighter line under your left thumb and pinch it tightly against the heavier strands of the loop. Wrap the first turn of the lighter line over itself and continue wrapping toward the round end of the loop. Take at least 10 turns with the lighter line around all three strands
3. Insert tag end of the lighter line through end of the loop from the bottom. It must enter and leave the loop on the same side.
4. With the thumb and forefinger of the left hand, slide the coils of the lighter line toward the end of the loop, stop 1/8" from end of loop. Using pliers, pull the tag end of the lighter line tight to keep the coils from the slipping off the loop.
5. With your left hand still holding the heavier line, pull on the standing part of the lighter line. Pull the tag end of the lighter line and the standing part a second line.
6. Trim both tag ends.
7. Optionally you can add a drop of LoctiteŽ Super Glue ULTRA Gel Control to strengthen and protect the knot.