The Uni Knot [Hangmans Knot] | Step-By-Step Instructions
Check out these step-by-step instructions below to learn how to tie the Uni-Knot!
Time needed: 1 minute.
Instructions for how to tie the Uni Knot
Thread line through eye of hook or lure.
Grab the “tag end” of the line (the end NOT connected to your spool).
Make a loop with the tag end of the line.
Pinch the top of the loop you just made against the line with your index finger.
Loop the tag end of the line inside and around the top of the loop 5 times.
Slowly pull the tag end away from the hook/lure.
Trim the tag end of the line. FINISHED! You have completed the Uni-Knot!
We know many of you enjoy learning how to tie different types of fishing knots. You may have watched some of our other videos on how to tie the palomar knot, or double palomar knot. Check out the video below on how to tie the one of the most versatile fishing knots… The Uni Knot!
Crappie are fun to catch and an incredible-tasting freshwater fish. Many fisherman try to filet crappie, only to be frustrated (especially on the smaller ones), as they typically do not have as large of a filet as a largemouth bass or striped bass, for example.
In this article (and video), I’m going to show you step-by-step how to filet a crappie. I’m going to show you two different ways on the same fish.
Below are two different ways to clean crappie like a pro!
How To Clean Crappie Step-By-Step
Time needed: 3 minutes.
How to Filet crappie (2 ways)
Cut down backbone with filet knife
Make an incision at the head, turn the knife and follow the bones of the spine with the tip of the knife. Cut all the way down past the tail.
Cut the underside of the crappie.
Make another incision, this time from the bottom of the fish between tail and anal fin. Run the tip of your filet knife all the way to the pelvic fin.
Filet meat away from the spine.
Working again from the top of the fish, pull the meat away from the spine, as you use the knife to get meat away from the rib bones.
Once you have exposed the ribs, you can insert your filet knife at the back of the ribcage and cut through it, cutting toward the head. Once you finish cutting at the head, cut the filet off right at the gil.
Remove skin from back of filet.
Cut down into meat at the tail, holding the end of the tail against the cutting board. Begin cutting between meat and skin, cutting away from you. As you cut, you can move the tail back and forth, which will move the knife further down the filet, until it exits at the other end of the filet.
Cut out the ribcage.
Once you have removed the skin, cut out the ribcage from the filet. Done!
Do other side of fish (second method)
Now that you’ve fileted one side of the fish, let’s do the other side, but in a slightly different manner. This time, instead of cutting through the ribcage, cut the filet off the fish right at the top of it.
Remove skin and compare two filets.
Once you have cut the filet off the fish near the top of the ribcage, it will look like you left a lot of meat on the fish. However, once you remove the skin as you did before and lay them side by side, you will see they are nearly identical. The only difference is that you didn’t have to cut through the ribcage (dulling your knife) and then remove it.
When I was a kid and learning how to fish… one of the first knots my Dad showed me was the clinch knot. I used that for years. And then I came across the palomar knot. It’s the go-to knot for me. It’s very strong and it’s very easy to tie.