How to Tie Fishing Line Together

A fishing line is a big part of a fishing rod along with the spool and lure. The fishing rod flicks behind to throw the bait that is hooked to the fishing line, and doing that is what we call casting. The fish will take the bait, and the fishing line will majorly endure all the push and pull. It will stretch, either will sustain or might break in the middle.

How to Tie Fishing Line Together
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Different Types of Fishing Lines

There are simply three types of fishing lines. Braid fishing line, monofilament fishing line, and the last one is the fluorocarbon fishing line. Among the three, the braid fishing line, in our opinion, is the best to cast. It covers a long distance upon casting. And in angling, this quality is everything.

The monofilament fishing line is not too far behind in optimum performance, but when you use the same rod and spool once with the monofilament fishing line and the other time with the braid fishing line, you will experience the difference. You will surely notice the former ends you up with less number of fishes. The only reason for that is it couldn’t cover the body of water as extensively as the braid fishing line.

Then we have a fluorocarbon fishing line, which is, in a few cases, better than the other two but overall lacks a bit. It is fast, has great sensitivity, is thin, and made of materials that keep the line almost obscure. So fishes don’t actually realize what has hit them.

However, each type has its own purpose. Understand the purpose and use each one of it at its full potential to get the best output.

Importance of Fishing Lines in Accurate Casting

The high-quality fishing lines ensure the super-sharp casting. It helps to reach the bait precisely to the area you saw the fish lurking pretty much with one attempt. If you thought to flick the rod from behind to cast the line in the water was easy, you underestimated the whole activity. For the maximum attempts, you will fail to cast anywhere close to the prey. So, to minimize that and maximize the success of accurate casting, you need the best of the best.

Loose Knots

Moreover, it is not always the fishing line. It is sometimes the way you knot the fishing lines too. If the knot is not strong enough, it will extricate and untie. You do not want a broken fishing line or knots untying just when a big fish just took your bait, right? So think about it before you prepare for angling.

You have pretty much got the idea of a fishing line and also about the types. So can we now discuss why tying fishing line and how to tie fishing line together? Two fishing lines, actually, step by step.

Reason of Tying the Fishing Lines

So, the loose knots bring us to the question about why to tie the fishing lines? What is the need to bind two fishing lines? There could be many reasons to do it, but the primary purpose is to avoid using an expensive fishing line on the whole spool when most of the line remains unused for a long time.

Suppose wrapping the whole reel with braid fishing line. An Unnecessary money expenditure, to be honest. Braid fishing line is more expensive than monofilament. And for some anglers even that is costly. So using a mix of fishing lines could be reasonable. Thus the need to know how to tie the fishing lines.

The other reason is when you need to extend the existing fishing line in the spool. The fishing line you rolled in the spool will not be forever the same length. Or probably you need to cast way too further that the existing fishing line could cover. So, without wasting even an inch, you can add a new fishing line to add up the former’s length. Now, cast as far away you want with your long and sturdy fishing line.

The knot we chose to explain step by step is one of the strongest knots ever. We are talking about the double uni knot.

How to Tie Double Uni Knot – Step by Step

  1. Hold two fishing lines parallelly together. You basically have four ends of two fishing lines.
  2. Take one end of any of the two lines. Keep in mind that you will use the other end of the fishing line too, but later. So, take any end over the fishing lines and create a loop.
  3. Take the end of the loop and bring it forward through that loop. Wrap it once to the fishing lines, and you ended up locking them.
  4. Repeat the wrapping up of the fishing lines with the loop end at least 7-8 times. Or till you reach the round head of the loop.
  5. Reaching there will create a circle. Now pull both sides of the fishing lines along with the loop end. And the circle will slowly create a uni knot.
  6. We are talking about double uni knots. That means now you will have to repeat the process but with the opposite end of the same fishing line.
  7. On the opposite side, you will have the same length of two fishing lines, just like you had when you created the first knot.
  8. Take the end of the fishing line over the lines and create a loop.
  9. Wrap the lines with the end 7-8 times and create a circle.
  10. Pull the lines tight. And you will see a knot on the right side of the previous knot.
  11. You need some more pulling. Pull the lines tight, and the two knots will amalgamate to each other. And you have your double uni knot.

If you want to tie the fishing lines with just one uni knot, you know how to do it. That too will be a firm knot, no doubt.

You can tie different fishing lines or the same fishing lines, with several knots. Some knots are strong when tied on a particular fishing line. But the double uni knot ties every type of fishing line together strongly. That is why we decided to explain it step by step. Try it to see whether you can break it or not. If you couldn’t, the fish might also fail.

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