The Slim Beauty, which originated in the Florida Keys, was developed for tying leaders for tarpon, where a heavy leader or shock tippet must be joined to a much thinner main line. It’s effective with both monofilament and fluorocarbon leader material. With the main line doubled before tying, this knot maintains full line strength and is compact enough to easily slip through the rod guides when you are using a long leader.
Here’s how it is tied:
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Moisten the wraps/knots with saliva to reduce friction and heat. Tighten the Figure 8 knot by pulling the tag-end loop and main line portion quick steady pressure, tighten the wraps by pulling the leader and doubled line, not the loop.
Trim the tag ends of the double line and cut off the excess loop.
Tie on a Cockroach pattern or chartreuse Toad and put a silver king in the air!