Video Pro Tip: How to Tie the 3-in-1 Uni Knot


Written by: Phil Monahan


If you’ve been looking for one knot that can serve several purposes–which means that you have to learn fewer knots–then the Uni Knot may be the one for you. As Tim Flagler of Tightline Productions demonstrates in this video, the Uni Knot can be used to simply attach a hook, to create a loop that makes it easy to attach a dropper line, and as a way to connect two pieces of monofilament. If you struggle with the Blood Knot, then the Double Uni may change your life.

As usual, watch the video in high resolution for the best effect, and try not to be jealous of Tim’s post-Argentina tan. You can see a few highlights of his recent trip below.

4 thoughts on “Video Pro Tip: How to Tie the 3-in-1 Uni Knot

  1. andy

    Everyone I know is tired of seeing Gonzalo in all the Andes Drifters videos. Time for Gustavo to make some changes.

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  2. Aaron

    I like th uni for all applications, but have had good luck with dry flies, not cinching it down. Leave a small loop; it allows fly to look more realistic and acts as a shock absorber (the fish tightens the knot) when you get a take.

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  3. Charlotte Simonin

    I’ve used the UNI Knot for many years and have found it the most reliable knot for monofilament. Admittedly 90% of my fishing has been with spinning equipment. I found the UNI knot easier to tie and much more reliable in my fumble fingers than any variation of the clinch knot. The only down side to UNI Knots is that I tend to use more tippet in fly changing. For fly fishing I like the Orvis knot next the fly.

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  4. Bob

    I use it quite a bit. You do use a little more tippet, but its not bad. I’ve used it as mono loop to impart action fo wet flies and nymphs as opposed to a non-slip mono loop. Never noticed any hookup issues with fish. They grab it and it cinches tight up against the hook eye. Never used it to tie tippet together, but that’s a nice option.

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