How To Tie The Uni Knot
In this N1 Outdoors® video we show you how to tie the versatile Uni-Knot (or Hangman’s Knot). Step-by-step instructions below video. We hope it helps you Put A Hook N1!
The Uni Knot [Hangmans Knot] | Step-By-Step Instructions
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!
See below for video transcript of how to tie the Uni-Knot
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(Uni Knot video transcript)
Hey everyone. 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.
Today, we’re going to show you how to tie the uni knot, sometimes referred to as the hangman’s knot. And, it’s not a very difficult knot to tie, but we want to show you how to do that. And, it’s a great knot for just about every fishing scenario. So, it’s a good one to have in your skill set. So, we’re using just a lure today, because it’s a little bit easier to see and hold onto for the video and 12 lb. mono.
So, we’re going to take the line, insert it through the eyelet. And, we’re going to pull about 6 inches or so on the tag end.
You’re going to take your two fingers right here. And, we’re going to just hold them right here above the eyelet.
We’re going to take the tag end and we’re going to make a loop. We’re going to loop it and then we’re going to hold that loop against the line in between those same two fingers. So, this is what it looks like.
We’re going to take the tag end and we’re going to go down behind and through the big loop and then back up and we’re going to keep twisting that around like that five different times. So, we’re going to take the tag end and begin to loop it. One, two, three, four and five. And, when you’re done, the tag end will be sticking up right here.
Now, you can just take that tag end while you’re still holding the line against the eyelet and begin to pull on that tag end. And, you’ll see that knot begin to cinch up in the middle of the line.
Now, you can let go of the tag end, grab the long end. Hold onto the lure and just pull. And, you’ll see that knot cinch down on the eyelet of the lure, or the hook in your case. We’re going to take our snips and snip there.
Now, you’ve got a really strong, very versatile uni knot. And, this knot is great, as I said, for many fishing scenarios. You can use it for line to leader combinations as well. There’s many different uses for that.
So, we hope you’ve enjoyed learning how to tie the uni knot, or hangman’s knot. And, we hope you Put A Hook N1.
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