I'm a retiree who fishes the estuary of Port Stephens, NSW, Australia. I'm on the water every chance I get, targeting flatties, bream, whiting and the occasional mulloway.
I wanted to learn to tie the FG knot because it allows for longer leaders without fear of getting caught on the rod guides when casting, which had happened to me several times with other knots.
Everything I saw on the internet suggested there had to be a better way to achieve the result. I made several prototypes before coming up with the final FG WIZZ.
It looks simple but it is made with precision to ensure it is reliable and ties a neat, uniform FG knot every time, regardless of braid and leader weights.
For leaders of 100lb plus, the tensioning stems will be drawn together at a faster rate than with smaller leaders. When this occurs, simply hold the unfinished knot between thumb and forefinger, release the braid tag from the bobbin and reattach it with the stems back in the starting position, then continue.