Are you wondering which braid to fluorocarbon knot to use when attaching your leader to your line? While there are a few different fishing knots you can use, let's consider one of the best knots to use for tying light braid to fluorocarbon leader -- the uni-to-uni knot (also referred to as the double uni-knot).
If you are learning how to fish for inshore saltwater species like redfish or snook, this braid to fluorocarbon knot is a simple and strong one to start with. You can use these tips for tying the uni-to-uni braided line to fluorocarbon knot.
As you get more experience tying different fishing knots, you may find another braided line to fluorocarbon knot that you prefer, but the uni-to-uni is a good line-to-line connection for beginners to learn.
- Overlap the braid and fluorocarbon lines that are to be joined. Be sure to leave about 6-inches of overlapping line on each side so that you can make several wraps.
- Take the tag end of the line from the left and loop it around to make at least four wraps around both lines (if this is the side with your braided line, double the number of wraps from four to eight for extra strength), and then run the tag end through the loop that was formed.
- Repeat with the tag end of the line on the right, decreasing number of wraps from eight to four if this is the fluorocarbon side of the uni-to-uni.
- You have just tied two uni-knots. From this point, pull the standing lines in opposite directions so that the two knots slide up against each other (moisten both knots before tightening in order to prevent line damage caused by friction).
- Trim both tag ends of the line close to the knot and you have successfully tied a uni-to-uni or double uni!
As you get more experience tying different fishing knots
, you may find another braided line to fluorocarbon knot that you prefer, but the uni-to-uni is a good line-to-line connection for beginners to learn.