UNI (Universal) KNOT

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Uni Knot (Duncan Knot) The Uni (Universal) Knot is widely used for attaching hooks, rings and swivels to the end of the line. The bend form of the Uni knot is not a noose; rather it is akin to a multiple fisherman's knot with the two opposing knotted parts arranged in the manner of Uni knots.

The Uni knot retains much of the monofilament's breaking strength. Knot strength varies between different fishing line brands but the Uni knot works well with all monofilament fishing lines. The knot will also work fluorocarbon lines also.

Video below is a part of the YouTube Play list "Tying any fishing knot under 30 second" and demonstrates silently (without comments) "How to tie a Uni Knot under 30 seconds."



This knot is also called the Duncan loop, after Norman Duncan who developed it independently as a fishing knot in the early 1960s. The knot was popularized as the uni knot by Vic Dunaway, an editor at the Miami Herald, in a 1970 fishing book.
Currently, in American English the knot is known as the Uni-knot referring to its ability to work with mono-filament or fluorocarbon fishing lines. However, in British English it is commonly known as the Grinner Knot.


The Uni knot is used by popular television host, Jeremy Wade, on the Animal Planet TV series River Monsters.
Instead of animated knots we are presenting real time tying knots by hands with camera view convenient to repeat the procedure.


Video below demonstrates forming UNI Knot with some explanations




Instead of presenting here some kind of animation knot, pictures or videos inconvenient for reproducing the knot (as some websites do) we provide demonstration of tying knots using YouTube videos directly by hands. Videos are taking with such angle that viewer is experiencing a full presence in tying process and can actually repeat the creation of the knot by his/her own hands. In many cases we are forming the Knot using colored ropes for better understanding and memorizing of the way how fancy rope work was done. In videos (such as "Fishing Knots Under 30 seconds) we are also demonstrating tying knots in slow motion inviting viewer tying knot together with us.

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