Looking for the right knot to connect two lines of varying diameters, including thin-diameter braids to monofilament and fluorocarbon leaders? This knot combines the ease and strength of the standard uni-knot and the improved clinch knot to provide the highest knot strength. (When tying mono to mono, the uni portion of the knot must be tied with the heavier line.)
- Overlap the two lines about a foot. Form a uni-knot circle with the tag end of the thicker line — line A.
- Wrap line A up to six times around line B to form a uni-knot. (use six turns for a4- to 20-pound test, fewer for heavier lines.) Snug tight by pulling on both ends of line A.
- Wrap line B eight to 11 times around line A to form an improved clinch knot (for braids, go with 10 to 12 turns). Thread the tag end of line B through the opening at the base of the uni-knot, then through the big loop.
- Hold the tag end and standing line while pulling up the coils of line B.
- Make sure the coils form a spiral instead of overlapping. Slide tight against the uni. Trim ends.