Uni Knot Vs. Clinch Knot (The Ultimate Fishing Knot Strength Test)
Do you tie a clinch knot when using braid?
If so, then you definitely need to reconsider that decision.
I recently tested the knot strengths between the uni knot and the clinch knot using braid, mono, and fluoro.
These are two very popular knots, but one hands-down outperforms the other in different scenarios.
See the surprising results of this experiment below!
Uni Knot vs. Clinch Knot Strength Test [VIDEO]
There was a clear winner in the mono line contest, a close race for flouro, and a shocking result for the braid.
Both the clinch knot and the uni knot were tied with 5 turns for the mono and flouro knots.
And I used 10 turns for the braided line.
Here are the lines used for the contest:
Here are the full results of the experiment:
As you can see, the clinch knot (also called the fisherman’s knot) won both the mono and flouro contests.
But completely tanked when tied with braid.
So I would highly recommend not using a clinch knot if you’re tying braid.
Check out all of our fishing knot contests here.
Click here if you want to learn how to tie the clinch knot.
And click here if you want to learn how to tie the uni knot.
Sometimes these experiments have very close results and sometimes they are very one-sided.
And sometimes the outcome may completely shock you and make you understand how important the right knot can be!
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