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THE UNI-KNOT -- TYING SHOCK LEADER TO LINE
    llustration on how to tie a shock leader to your fishing line.
    Illustration on how to tie a DOUBLE LINE shock leader.        

The Uni-Knot System is one basic fishing knot which can be varied to meet virtually every knot tying need in either fresh or salt water fishing.  That was the objective of Vic Dunaway, author of numerous books on fishing and editor of "Florida Sportsman" magazine.  The Uni-Knot system resulted. 
Knot illustrations and directions thanks to Ande Monofilament.

 

  llustration on how to TIE A SHOCK LEADER to your fishing line using the Uni-Knot.
  Illustration on how to tie a DOUBLE LINE Shock Leader

 

HOW TO TIE A SHOCK LEADER TO LINE

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1.  When the leader is 5 times or more the pound/test of the line, double ends of both the leader and line back about 6".   Slip the loop of the line through loop of leader far enough to permit tying a Uni-Knot around both strands of leader.

 

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2.   With doubled line, tie Uni-Knot around the two strands of leader.  Use only four turns.
 

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3.  Put finger through loop of line and grasph both tag end and standing line to pull knot snug around loop of leader.
 

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4.  With one hand, pull the standing leader (not both strands).  With other hand pull both strands of line (see arrows). Pull slowly until the knot slides to end of leader loop and all slippage is gone.
 

 

 

 
  Illustration on how to tie a DOUBLE LINE SHOCK LEADER using the Uni-Knot.

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1.  As a replacement for the Bimini Twist or Spider Hitch, first clip off an amount of line needed for length of loop desired. 
Tie the two ends together with an Overhand Knot.

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2.   Double end of the standing line and overlap 6" with knotted end of loop piece.
Tie Uni-Knot with tied loop around doubled standing line, making 4 turns.

 

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3.  Now tie Uni-Knot with doubled standing line around loop piece.   Again, make 4 turns.

 

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4.  Hold both strands of doubled line in one hand, both strands of loop in other hand.   Pull knots together until they barely touch.

 

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5.  Tighten by pulling both strands of loop piece, but only the main strand of standing line.
Trim off both loop tag ends, which eliminates the Overhand knot.
   
 
 
 

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