How Do I Join Braided to Mono with GT Fishing Knots?

How Do I Join Braided to Mono with GT Fishing Knots?
An anglers often needs to add additional line to the reel or to extend the casting and retrieving length on the line. This is when you need to know how to tie off the two lines. Doing this is less intensive than unspooling the reel and spooling up a new line. You can quickly tie off braided line -- a stout type of fishing line composed of two strands of line braided into each other -- with a monofilament line, such as used for general tackle, or GT, in the field.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Fishing rod and reel
  • Braided fluorocarbon or monofilament line
  • Single line monofilament line
  • Clippers
Step 1
Clip the lure off the end of the existing fishing line on the reel and rod. It does not matter if the primary line is the braided or the monofilament.
Step 2
Tie the two lines together using a Uni-knot. Do this by placing both lines next to each other in one hand.
Step 3
Pull one of the lines up by 1 or 2 inches, then bring it down into a loop and wrap the end of the loop around both lines five times.
Step 4
Wrap the other line around the first line into a loop and then wrap the end around the loop five times.
Step 5
Thread the two lines through the wraps and then pull the two lines away from each other to lock the knot.
Step 6
Tie your lure back to the end of the line using a Palomar knot.

Article Written By Eric Cedric

A former Alaskan of 20 years, Eric Cedric now resides in California. He's published in "Outside" and "Backpacker" and has written a book on life in small-town Alaska, "North by Southeast." Cedric was a professional mountain guide and backcountry expedition leader for 18 years. He worked in Russia, Iceland, Greece, Turkey and Belize. Cedric attended Syracuse University and is a private pilot.