The Double Uni-Knot

Line To Line Connection

The double Uni-Knot is formed by combining two lines, particularly those of different diameter and material, into one strong connection. The break strength of this knot is less than 100% but well over 90%. It's strength can be raised to 100% by doubling both lines before joining the pair. Really, this is a bit of overkill as it is sufficiently strong without doing so.

Tying this knot will be difficult for you to tie at first but with a little practice it becomes much easier. It's one of the best bass fishing knots for joining main lines and leader when you don't wish to use a swivel. So it's well worth the effort to learn.

Knot Tying Instructions

Step 1

  • Place the two lines side by side.
  • Bend one line's tag end backwards to form a loop.

Step 2

  • With that line make five to seven wraps around "both" lines.
  • Stick that line's tag end through and out the loop.
  • When connecting monofilamnet line to braided line make five (5) turns with the mono and eight (8) turns with the braid.

Step 3

  • Now, at the same time, pull on the main line and tag end to pull the knot together. DO not pull the knot tight!
  • You want he knot to come together and take shape but to remain loose enough to slide along the line.
  • Repeat this with the other side forming a second "loose" knot.

Step 4

  • At this point, you will have two loose knots.
  • Slowly pull on both main lines at the same time.

Step 5

  • This will bring the two knots together and as you continue to pull they will tighten and snugly seat against one another.
  • Clip the two tag ends.

Remember To Always Moisten Your Line When Tying Fishing Knots

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