Oct 2
How To Tie The Uni Knot

An important aspect of learning fishing is to learn various fishing knots. When you go on your angling trip, you may come across a variety of situations and each of them may need a different type of knot. If you know which knot will suit a particular situation, you can be a successful angler. Here are 3 of the most important fishing knots you should learn how to tie.

1. Uni Knot

Uni Knot is a very famous fishing knot and is also known as Grinner Knot and Duncan Loop Knot. It’s a good knot which you can depend upon for monofilament to terminal gear conditions. It’s easier and equally dependable to tie for several anglers than the improvised Clinch. If you want to learn how to tie the uni knot, here are a few useful instructions.

  • Feed the line through hook’s eye and double back analogous to the standing line. Lay tag end over the double-backed line and make a loop. Form 6 wraps with the tag around the double-backed line and through the loop.
  • Make sure you dampen lines and snug up the turns by pulling tag end. You can now slide the knot down towards the eye or can leave a small loop if you want.

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How To Tie The Double Uni Knot

2. Clinch Knot

The improved Clinch Knot has been developed just recently and the original Clinch Knot has been just forgotten. Although many anglers call the Improvised Clinch Knot as Clinch Knot, the original Clinch Knot is different. But do you really need to learn tying the original clinch knot? According to many fly fishing fans, answer to this question will be “yes” as they use this knot a lot because they trust it and also they can tie it quickly and thus get more fishing time and larger catch.

Here are instructions for the clinch knot:

  • Run the line through hook’s eye, fly or lure. Double back analogous to the standing line and pinch them together with right hand’s forefinger and thumb.
  • Insert right hand’s index finger and start twisting to put around 7 wraps in the line below the hook. Run the tag end back up through the slit behind the hook or fly. Dampen the lines and tighten the knot.

Left handers can reverse the hands used from left to right and vice versa.

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3. Double Uni Knot

Double Uni Knot is used for both freshwater and saltwater fishing for connecting lines of same or different strengths. Roland Marti, the bass fishing expert, believes that the Double Uni Knot is the best knot for tying braided line to a monofilament or fluorocarbon leader. It’s very useful and even easier for some than the Blood Knot. To learn how to tie the Double Uni Knot, while tying in braided line to fluoro or mono, you should make 6 to 8 turns with the slippery braided line and 5 or more turns with the mono (as per the thickness – less if the line is heavier). There is also a stronger version of this knot called Double Double Uni Knot used while tying the slippery braided line to fluoro or mono leaders.

Here are instructions for Double Uni Knot:

  • Overlay the ends of the lines that you want to join. Hold the end of the line from the left and double back. Make 3-4 turns around both lines and through the loop that would be created. Tighten by pulling the tag.
  • Repeat with the left line’s end forming same number of turns, unless you are tying with braided line wherein you must double the number of turns.
  • Now you’ve tied two Uni Knots. Slide these two knots together by pulling the standing lines in opposite directions. Now clip ends near the knot.
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Now that you know how to tie these very important knots, you can be quite confident while going on your next fishing trip. All the best!