Blood Knot VS. Double Uni Knot Strength Contest (Mono-To-Mono)
We are back with another knot contest!
How will the blood knot stack up against the double uni knot?
This contest tests the strength of both knots with a mono-to-mono connection for a beefed-up tip on the end of your leader.
It will also apply for fluoro-to-mono connections.
Check out the results of the test here!!
Blood Knot VS. Double Uni Knot [VIDEO]
The blood knot proved to be a strong knot as well as a more streamlined knot when compared to the size of the double uni knot.
The knots are tied with a 20-lb line and a 30-lb line.
For both knots, turn the 20-lb line five times and four times for the 30-lb line.
How To Tie The Blood Knot
The blood knot begins with the end of each line overlapping one another with the tag ends going in opposite directions.
Starting with the 30-lb line, go around the 20-lb line four times and then through the center hole near where the lines cross.
Hold onto where it comes through the center hole.
Then, with the 20-lb line, go around the 30-lb line five times and then go through the center hole that is created.
Finally, pull the lines together tight to form the blood knot.
How To Tie The Double Uni Knot
To begin with, the setup is the same as the blood knot.
With the 30-lb line first, create a loop with the line up against the main line and follow the tag end through the loop four times.
Then with the 20-lb line, do the same as with the 30-lb except loop it through five times now.
Pull each end to tighten.
Knot Strength Test Results
The test was conducted in six separate trials.
Half of the tests were done without saliva applied to the knot and the other half were wet with saliva before cinching it down.
For every trial, the line was soaked in water for 10 seconds beforehand.
After the six trials, the blood knot was 13% stronger than the double uni knot.
The beefed-up tip or “Dirty Deeks” leader is used to prevent abrasion on your leader in the case of catching snook or tarpon where their tough jaws can rub up against your leader and lead to break-offs.
That is how most line-breaks happen.
An added, heavy line connecting your lure to a lighter leader and then to your mainline creates a stronger connection to your lure while still having the thinner line in the water.
Another result of the test is that the blood knot performed better when cinched down with saliva as opposed to being dry.
The opposite applies to the double uni knot where the dry knot outperformed the wet knot.
If you choose to tie your beefed-up leader with the blood knot, be sure to apply saliva to it before cinching it down!
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