What it does: Ties two lines together, or else a braided line to a monofilament leader. If using soft monofilament, just be aware that a braided line could potentially cut the leader. This can be prevented (or at least slowed down) by using a loop for your free end on the braided line and otherwise tying the knot as described below.
Why it’s useful: Highly versatile, the Uni-knot and variants like the Uni-to-Uni knot can be used for everything from tying hooks to light line, to joining lines of vastly different test strength (up to 10x different in some cases)
How to Tie It:
1. Overlap the two linesby roughly 6″.With one end, form aloop and pinch it between your thumb and forefinger, withaninch or two sticking out past your fingers.
2. Wrap the end six times lines of lines, passing through the large loop on the
3. Pull the end to tighten the knot.
4. Repeatsteps1-3 withthe end of the other line.
5. Pull both ends to get the knots tighter, then trim if necessary.