How to Tie Two Fishing Lines Together: Mono to Braid
Fishing enthusiasts often find themselves needing to join two different types of fishing lines together. One common scenario involves connecting a monofilament line with a braided line. While this may seem tricky at first, mastering the art of tying these two lines together can greatly enhance your fishing experience. In this blog post, we will guide you through the process step-by-step, ensuring your knot is strong and secure.
Gather Your Tools and Materials
Before diving into the knot-tying process, make sure you have all the necessary tools and materials at hand:
1. Monofilament fishing line
2. Braided fishing line
3. Scissors or clippers for trimming excess lines
4. A flat surface to work on
Step-by-Step Guide on Tying Mono to Braid Knot
Follow these steps carefully while tying your mono-to-braid knot:
Step 1: Begin by folding approximately six inches of your monofilament line back onto itself.
Step 2: Hold both ends of the folded section in one hand while passing it through the eyelet of your hook or lure.
Step 3: Take one end of your braided fishing line (preferably around double the length compared to what you need) and cross it over the folded part of monofilament so that they form an X shape.
Note:The monofilament should be beneath (closer to yourself) while making this crossing.
TIP:You can moisten both lines slightly if needed, as it helps reduce friction during tightening.
Step 4: Form a loop with the end of the braided line, pulling it beneath both lines (the mono and braid) while holding them together.
Note:Ensure the loop is large enough to easily pass through more than once.
Step 5: Pass the end of your braided line through the created loop.
TIP:Gently tug on all three lines (mono, braid, and tag) to tighten this initial knot.
Step 6: Repeat Step 4 by forming another loop with your braided line’s tag end.
Note:This time, however, make sure it remains open for further adjustments later.
Step 7: Thread the tag end of your braided line back through this newly formed loop.
– TIP: Make sure you insert it from behind before sliding it completely into place. This ensures extra security when tightening. –
Tightening and Trimming Excess Lines
With most of our work done, follow these final steps to secure your knot:
1. Gently pull both ends of monofilament in one direction while tugging on the standing and tag parts of your braided fishing line in another.
2. Once tightened sufficiently, trim any excess lines using scissors or clippers.
3. Ensure no loose ends remain that may cause snags or entanglements during fishing trips.
Congratulations! You’ve Successfully Joined Mono to Braid
By following this step-by-step guide diligently, you’ve successfully mastered tying mono-to-braid knots like a pro! Remember that practice makes perfect when it comes to achieving seamless connections between different types of fishing lines. With proper knot-tying techniques, you’ll be well-equipped to tackle any fishing adventure with confidence and increased chances of success. Happy fishing!