How to Tie the Uni Knot

The Uni Knot is an easy go-to fisherman’s knot and it’s the only knot I use when fishing inshore for trout, reds, flounder, drum, and sheepshead. I have tied this knot thousands upon thousands of times and it has been really successful for me. Not only is it great for tying to the eyes of jigheads and swivels, but it is also used to join two lines together.

Let’s Begin…

Step 1. Pass the line through the eye of the hook and bring the tag end parallel to the mainline. Leave yourself 6-8″ of tag line to work with

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Step 2. Make a loop with the tag and place it behind the doubled line

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Step 3. Now turn the tag end around the doubled line 7 times for monofilament or fluorocarbon, 10-12 times for braid

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Step 4: Tighten. This is the important part. Using both hands, pinch the tag end and mailine together on the left side and the doubled line on the right hand side of the knot. Wet the knot and the line with your mouth and then pull both sides with even pressure until the knot is about 80% tight.

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Step 5: Wet the doubled line between the knot and the hook. Pinch the mainline on the left side of the knot and grab the hook. Pull with even pressure to cinch the knot down on the eye.

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