What it does: Ties two lines together, or else a braided line to a monofilament leader.If usingsoft monofilament, just be aware that a braided line could potentially cut the leader. This can beprevented (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 linesof vastly differenttest strength (up to 10x different in some cases).Uni-knots also provide an unbeatable100 % knot strength in most 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 aroundboth lines, passing through the large loop on the finalpass.
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.