Fishing line is your connection to the fish, and good line is integral to a successful day on the water. The leader serves as your connection from the main line to your hook or lure, so selecting a quality monofilament or fluorocarbon leader like AFTCO Saiko Pro is a must. Captain Eric Newman uses Saiko Pro exclusively, and he breaks down some essential knots that may just help you catch the fish of a lifetime.
The Uni-to-Uni knot (also called the “Double Uni”) is excellent for connecting your main braided or monofilament line to a short leader or long topshot. It’s essentially two separate uni knots tied on opposite sides that, when tightened, cinch down neatly against each other.
From super light inshore to big game offshore, the No Name knot is an exceptional choice for connecting braided line to fluoro.
When connecting fluorocarbon to a lure with a split ring, the 3-turn uni knot is perfect. For lures that could benefit from a little extra movement, the loop knot provides additional action. Capt. Eric breaks down each knot and which scenario to use‘em in.