How to Connect Two Fishing Lines

How to Connect Two Fishing Lines
Various specialized knots are used by anglers when rigging a line. From attaching line to the spool of a reel to connecting lines together, the correct knot is required for a solid and secure connection that does not weaken the line. This is also true for anglers who use a leader material attached to their main line. Connecting two lines of similar size or diameter requires a knot that is strong, low profile, and maintains a straight line from one line to the other.

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy

Things You’ll Need:
  • Monofilament or fluorocarbon fishing line
  • Scissors
Step 1
Hold the free end of the main fishing line in one hand and the free end of the leader in the other hand. Overlap the ends of the line for 6 to 8 inches.
Step 2
Hold the lines securely in the middle where they cross each other. Turn the free end of the main line under and back toward the middle of the lines, forming a loop.
Step 3
Wrap the free end of the main line around the doubled lines and through the loop. Repeat the wrapping process until you have four wraps. Moisten the knot with water or saliva and pull the knot tight.
Step 4
Turn the free end of the leader line back toward the middle, forming a loop below the double line as before. Wrap the free end of the leader around the double line and through the loop four times, then moisten and pull tight.
Step 5
Pull the double uni knots tightly against each other and trim the excess line extending from the knots with a pair of scissors.

Article Written By Keith Dooley

Keith Dooley has a degree in outdoor education and sports management. He has worked as an assistant athletic director, head coach and assistant coach in various sports including football, softball and golf. Dooley has worked for various websites in the past, contributing instructional articles on a wide variety of topics.

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