Connecting Braid and other Superlines to Leaders

The Uni to Uni is my go-to knot for connecting my main line to a leader. It is a very reliable knot for attaching mono or fluorocarbon to superlines. I routinely use it with 14 to 30 pound braid and 12 to 30 pound fluoro/mono and also 6 to 10 pound Fireline and 8 to 15 pound fluoro. The Uni to Uni Knot is quick, easy, and strong. What else could you ask for?

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Lay about a foot or so of line and leader along side each other.
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It doesn’t matter which piece you start with, but I usually start with the main line. Form a loop in the main line keeping in along side the leader.
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Take the tag end of the main line and go through the loop and around the leader 4-6 times. The thinner the line, the more wraps.
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Holding the main line and its tag end, moisten the knot and pull it just to the point where you start to feel some resistance.
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Repeat the process with the leader on the main line. Form a loop of leader along the main line.
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Pass the tag end of the leader trough the loop and around the main line 4-6 times.
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Moisten and “snug up” the leader knot. Then moisten the line and leader between your two knots and slide them together.
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Using all four legs, tighten the two knots and pull the line and leader so they jamb together. Trim the two tag ends closely.

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