Quick Sure Fire Tips And Solutions! How To Tie Braid To Mono
If you want to know how to tie braid to mono the way I do, then read on for my quick, efficient style!
I don’t have only one particular kind of line that magically works best every time I use it. We should always try to put some variety when fishing – because some lines work better in different situations than others, and those others can also handle better during another kind of circumstance.
However, if you’re asking for favorites, then my most used line would be my braided and monofilament combo, and it works like a charm! I have two, interchangeable depending on the situation and it covers most of my fishing needs!
There are a lot of reasons why people choose to tie together two different lines, and we’ll be discussing the most common reason in a bit.
The Secret To Combining Two Lines – The “Uni Knot.”
Consider using the tried braid and mono a “life hack” where you can save a lot by purchasing just a short braided line (enough to be utilized for gripping the rest of the line that doesn’t get that much action, it isn’t entirely used ) while it’s backed up by monofilament. (May be used as a leader)
But whichever line you may want to use as a leader, (both are interchangeable depending on your type.) it is important that we keep them strongly linked with a proper tie. Out of the many types of tries to use the one most preferably used by me is a “uni-knot.”
A monofilament and the braided line can be slippery because it’s designed to have less friction as possible. That makes it very susceptible to breaking apart when it’s not connected correctly – and of all used so far, I found this particular knot to have kept together consistently.
What Do We Need To Have?
- Well, to start off, you’ll need your monofilament line. Usually used as a real “leader” or the end of your fishing line attached to a rig or lure. It has very low visibility and can be very advantageous! You may also use this at the other end of the line, so you’ll have a better grip.
Next, you’ll need your braided fishing line. A bit more expensive than the mono, but has great qualities that handle the spool better. Also favorable as a leader because of its strength, pull, and ease to fill your reel.
- Some other things you’ll need to have are proper lighting and enough space. Whether you stand or sit while performing everything matters little; what does matter is your background and visibility. Tying with a white table or surface may prove difficult if your line is the same color or is transparent.
For things to go smoother and provide less hassle, try doing it with a surface and drop opposite the color of the lines, you’re about to use. Remember to do it in a well-lighted room, too. Keep hindrances and possible accidents waiting to happen away; like pets and others.
- Lastly, a nice pair of sharp scissors or anything to accurately cut the lines, and a measuring tool. I am particularly meticulous when it comes to measuring the length of my lines, so that’s why I use a ruler. Then I’ll pull out my trusty pair of cutters to cut my lines just right!
Tying Up And Using A Solid Knot
YouTube channel “pee cee” provides an excellent video about our process:
Solid locks are what makes a good combination line great! Make sure you don’t lose that potential catch and have that line last longer for more fishing seasons to come!
Use the video above as a guide if you have trouble following. Here’s a step by step guide on how I tie my favorite uni-knot:
- Step #1 – Have all your materials ready and put them all on a flat surface all at an arm’s reach of you. Again make sure the lighting is right and that you are safe from any sharp objects as well as any pets or children that may be nearby.
- Step #2 – Take out one end of the monofilament line you’ll be using and the other end of the braided fishing line and place two ends together.
- Step #3 – Hold on to the end of the mono line, and make a double loop. Pull both sides of the mono enough until it gives you a nice figure 8 with your monofilament. Fold both ends. That will expose the loops at each end of the number “8” we just made. Do not tighten it just yet.
- Step #4 – Now take out the end of your braided line and shoot it through the first loop in the mono from the bottom and insert the end into the other loop from it’s top. If your loops are not large enough for the line to pass through, then adjust it accordingly.
- Step #5 – Then you will now pull the end of the braided line and insert just enough, so you have a moderate length to make a “uni knot” with the braid same as we did with the mono.
But make sure to do a bit extra. You can make use of around 3-6 loops for that knot if you like. Pull tightly to secure the braid’s knot.
- Step #6 – Now, proceed to pull both ends of the monofilament line to tighten the figure 8 and strengthen that Knot. You’ll now have one knot on the braid and one Knot on the mono.
- Step #7 – Finally, you can pull the long end of the mono against the long end of the braid to secure both knots and unify them into one, tight and sturdy knot! There you have it! That’s how to tie braid to mono!
Remember to pull hard when securing the knots to make sure it remains excellent and locked! You can now test this new line outside with weight tests and underwater tests to your liking. Modifying the lengths of your two lines will depend on your cast or type of fishing.
Was this article any help for all you guys wanting to master combining two lines together? Did you learn enough and did you enjoy all the information? Do you have any questions or suggestions? Then don’t hesitate to put everything in the comments section below!
Learning how to tie braid to mono can save you a lot of money! Solid knots ensure I don’t have any breaks or loose lines, I can spool it all easily and most importantly – no fish will escape on my watch!
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