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« on: February 10, 2019, 03:40:45 AM »

So, i have been trying to tie the uni knot for heavier mono and adding more wraps at the same time.

I have been wondering for some time now, but does a proper uni knot look like?

Anyone want to tie a proper uni knot with heavy mono and show their knot here?

Add different views of course(closed-up) so that we can examine the knot more in detail.
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 03:42:53 AM »

With heavier mono you should use fewer wraps.
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 03:47:34 AM »

With heavier mono you should use fewer wraps.

i have been tying 40-6o pound line recently and using 5 wraps. I been trying 6 wraps recently as i read some fisherman tying 80 pounds with 6 wraps.
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 11:37:47 AM »

Akfish is, I believe based on my experience, correct. For me 3.5 - 6 turns for 50 lb. mono. or less, for 60 lb. and above 3 - 3.5 is enough. I'm tryin not to crease or crimp the line.
A Uni however, will not tighten up at the 60 lb., 3.5 turn level. But, the clinch knot will.
I always use the clinch, along with an "anti-slip" granny in the tag end. Also with 40 lb. and below I use 2 turns around the ring, which makes it harder to tighten, but not impossible.
Pic. 1, a uni with 60 lb., 3.5 twists. Pic. 2, a clinch, 60 lb.- 3.5 turns. Pic. 3 same knot as pic. 1, better angle.

I only use the uni for line to line connections, for the "wrap over both lines" effect.


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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 02:36:34 PM »

I use this knot for nearly everything, terminal tackle and even joining two bits of mono together.   Usually only 3 wraps.   Occasionally 2 and 3 when joining say 80 lb to 40 lb with 2 wraps on the 80 lb.

Tightening the knot when joining two lines can be tricky.
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 06:44:16 PM »

Might I recommend a single San Diego?
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« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2019, 06:47:10 PM »

Yes! For heavy mono or fluoro, my go to knot is the San Diego. I sometimes use the uni for light lines, and I think an uni-uni knot is ok for splicing non-hollow spectra.
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« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2019, 10:26:30 PM »

Use the Uni-knot for just about everything I can. Braid to braid casting leaders (8 turns), 50-60lb (0.7-0.8mm) nylon to swivels for traces (4-5 turns), use it to snell hooks rather than traditional snelling knots - find it more reliable (4-5 turns).

Have used it on much thicker nylon when tying traces for fish with harder mouths - up to 100lb (1.1mm), just dip the end to be tied ina  cup of warm water - tie the Uni-knot - 3-4 turns, and let it cool - rock solid.

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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2019, 07:06:19 AM »

These are pics of my 5-turn uni-knot.

Does it look like a uni?







https://imgur.com/kSpAmeh

https://imgur.com/ijIJs3s

https://imgur.com/jwdoZJA

Anybody getting a small box where the pics are suppose to show?
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2019, 07:44:54 AM »

Might I recommend a single San Diego?

My favorite.
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2019, 08:05:15 AM »

Might I recommend a single San Diego?

I use uni knots for light line but for 40# and up the SD is my go to knot.  I'm a knot head and know a lot of knots too.
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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2019, 08:14:26 AM »

These are pics of my 5-turn uni-knot.

Does it look like a uni?



That's the way mine always turn out. I was looking at the ones gfish tied and was wondering if I was tying something different than a uni. I always do a uni to uni when I tie mono leader to braid. Sort of like the way the braid part of the uni goes thru the guides on a cast, like a bit of a cushion. I know there are many knots and some are a lot better, but for me this has worked.


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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2019, 09:49:59 AM »

These are pics of my 5-turn uni-knot.

Does it look like a uni?



That's the way mine always turn out. I was looking at the ones gfish tied and was wondering if I was tying something different than a uni. I always do a uni to uni when I tie mono leader to braid. Sort of like the way the braid part of the uni goes thru the guides on a cast, like a bit of a cushion. I know there are many knots and some are a lot better, but for me this has worked.


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so reassuring to know that others tying uni knots are getting the same knots as me.

I was wonder if this is the right way the knot should be forming.
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« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2019, 02:40:00 PM »

Another vote for the SD, which I use for all terminal tackle.  I find it forms up better than a clinch or uni.  Of course that may be because I get more practice with it.
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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2019, 05:39:21 PM »

In a hurry I just tie a 4 turn uni in heavy mono.
Less hurry, AG Chain knot.
Sitting at home, crimp. Unless it's on a heavy jig setup, then AG chain.
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