If only every knot tying video was this good.
It’s truly an art to be among anglers who can quickly tie a uni knot and get their line back in the water. Whether offshore with heavy seas or on a small stream tying a new fly, getting your hook back in the water is the only way to catch fish.
Check out how easy it is to tie a uni knot on the fly with this colorful tutorial.
Try that a few times at home and you’ll be re-tying uni knots like a pro out on the water.
Regardless of whether I’m largemouth bass fishing during the summer months or catching stripers in the frigid fall water, all of my fishing reels are spooled up with braid to mono combinations. The strength of braided line is hard to beat and the amount of line that you can fit on a reel will crush having straight mono.
Much like the video shows, I too swear by having my lines connected with a uni knot. If you tie a poor knot, you’ll know it before your line ever hits the water. Be sure to give both sides of the line a good tug before casting, if your knot is going to slip, that will be the time and you won’t lose a fish.