How To Tie The “Braid Uni Knot” [Contest Winner]

The Braid Uni Knot 

The Braid Uni Knot is a slight modification of the traditional uni knot that results in the strongest knot I’ve found for braid to swivel connections.

I really like this knot because:

  • It’s very strong
  • It’s easy to tie
  • It leaves a small and clean knot

If you already know how to tie the Uni Knot, tying the Briad Uni Knot for braid is simple.

It merely takes a couple more wraps during the tying process, but those added wraps are extremely important because braid needs more surface area friction relative to monofilament line to ensure it never slips.

In the post, we show you the step by step process for tying the Braid Uni Knot.

You can also see a detailed video on how to tie this knot in the video tutorial at the bottom of the post.

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How To Tie The Braid Uni Knot

In this section, we show you each step for tying the Braid Uni Knot:

Step 1: Thread Your Braid Line Through The Eye Of The Hook Or Swivel

Thread 6-8″ of braid line through the eye of your hook or swivel.

modified Uni knot step 1

Step 2: Thread Your Tag End Through The Eye An Additional Time

This is the first modification to the traditional Uni Knot. Thread your tag end through the eye an additional time and pull the lines tight.

Modified Uni Knot Step 2.2

Step 3: Make A Loop Around Your Mainline With Your Tag End

Make a loop around your mainline with your tag end. Make sure your mainline and loop align by pinching the tag end down.

Modified Uni Knot Step 3

Step 4: Make 10-12 Wraps Through The Loop With Your Tag End

Make 10-12 wraps through the loop with your tag end. Note: having a lot of tag end makes this step easier. Make sure all your wraps go in the same direction.

Modified Uni Knot Step 4

Modifed Uni Knot Step 4.1

Modifed Uni Knot Step 4.2

Step 5: Pull The Tag End And Mainline Tight So That The Knot Coils To The Hook

Pull the tag end and mainline tight so that the knot begins to coil toward the hook. Then, release the tag end, wet the knot and pull it tight as possible.

Modified Uni Knot Step 5

Modified Uni Knot 5.1

Modified Uni Knot Step 5.2

Step 6: Cut The Tag End

Cut the tag end with scissors. Your Modified Uni Knot is complete.

Modified Uni Knot Step 6

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The Braid Uni Knot Tutorial Video

In this video, I show you how to tie the Braid Uni Knot for braid.

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Conclusion

This is the best knot for braid to swivel and braid to hook connections.

It is a quick knot to tie that is both strong and easy. It can also be used in a number of different applications.

If you have any questions about how to tie this knot, let us know in the comments section.

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Russell Bratcher
6 months ago

Love this knot !

Rich
7 months ago

Great knot. I’m a musky fisherman so I use braid almost exclusively but the 10-12 turns is still an adventure for me.

Terry
9 months ago

Would be great to test the Double San Diego Jam against the Uni knot. Double San Diego is used extensively here is SoCal for braid to swivel. How many wraps on the double is a question.

Adam Bailey
9 months ago

I know this as the Fish N Fool knot from the old knot wars videos. Amazing strength and easy to tie!

Rich Jaffe
1 year ago

Great comparison! Thnx. Do you think an “improved clinch knot” is any better on braid with the tag going through an additional loop?
I’ve tied the “improved” for years although I might start using the uni now on braid after watching this.

Lloyd P Carter
1 year ago

Can the uni be tied inverted? So the tag end would not lea.

David Atkins
1 year ago

Luke, That is a great knot for braid, since using I have not had any failures with this uni knot on all of my braid connections, thanks!

Greg
1 year ago

finish it with a rizotto knot (5 wraps shld suffice) . . it would be impossible to slip. 🙂

Skip Hein
1 year ago

Have you compared this Uni-knot to tying a double strand Uni-knot? Seems that the double would provide the same strength.

David Tolbert
1 year ago

I’ve watched knot tying vids in the past that left me scratching my head, but this one is really well done. I’m new to braided line and this is so helpful. Thanks so much, Luke!

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