Boating enthusiasts who enjoy fishing often use a combination of monofilament and braided fishing lines. While both materials have unique features and benefits, combining them can help anglers achieve better results. However, tying them together can be a bit tricky. Here is a step-by-step guide on.
Step 1: Choose the Right Knot
Before we get into the knot itself, it’s important to point out that there are several knots you can use to tie monofilament to braided fishing line. The most commonly used knots are the Double Uni Knot, the FG Knot, and the Albright Knot. Each of these knots is suitable for different types of lines and conditions. For the purpose of this article, we will focus on the Double Uni Knot.
Step 2: Cut the Lines
Once you’ve selected the knot you want to tie, it’s time to cut the lines. Cut a length of monofilament and braided fishing line that you need for your fishing rig.
Step 3: Tie the Braided Line
Make a loop with the braided line and insert the end of the monofilament through the loop. Hold both the braided line and monofilament with one hand, and then wrap the other end of the monofilament around the braided line five to seven times.
Step 4: Tie the Monofilament Line
Next, make a loop with the monofilament line and insert the end of the braided line through the loop. Hold both lines with one hand and then wrap the other end of the braided line around the monofilament line five to seven times.
Step 5: Tighten the Knots
After wrapping both lines around each other, pull both ends of the line in opposite directions to tighten the knot. Ensure that the knot is tight, and the wraps are all snug.
Step 6: Trim the Excess Line
Finally, carefully trim the excess line with a pair of sharp scissors, ensuring that you don’t cut the mainlines.
Tying a monofilament line to a braided fishing line might seem daunting, but with a little bit of practice, it becomes easy. Remember to choose the right knot, cut the lines to the desired length, wrap the lines around each other, and then tighten the knot. This fishing technique will help you catch more fish and enjoy your boating expeditions even more.