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HOW2TV: How to tie the Yucatan knot (video)

Knot Tying with Jacob Wheeler.

So you hear a lot about guys tying braided line to a fluorocarbon. Or vice versa. My favorite knot is a Yucatan knot and this allows me to join these two together; have a secure knot and I can reel all the way through my guides and make those casts and I’m not really worried about the connection. Here’s how you do it.

Alright guys this is the Yucatan it’s what I’m going to use when I’m connecting two different lines together especially your fluorocarbon and your monofilaments to your braided lines. For this demonstration we’re going to use the yellow Sufix 832 is going to be our braided line and the orange performance braid is going to be demonstrated as our fluorocarbon or our monofilament. This is strictly for you guys to be able to visually see what’s going on.

First off, you’re going to double over, each of your lines giving yourself about a foot and a half of line. A foot and a half of doubled-over line, make sure you do this to make the knot a little bit easier. The same with your braided line. Give yourself a good amount. And you cross the two, just like that, staying pinched. The braided line you’re going to rotate over the double over the fluorocarbon, once, twice, three to four times. Yeah. Do three times the same thing with your fluorocarbon. One, two, three, four. Now you have four. Whenever I’m using line from a leader line from four to ten pound fluorocarbon I’m going to use more rotations because your knots going to be smaller still. But when I use a thicker line like a twelve up to a twenty I’m going to use three rotations so it really like helps make that diameter, the profile of your knot go through your guides a lot better when you do that.

Last but not least are you are going to take your braided line, always take your braided line through your fluorocarbon loops you have two loops right here, use that braided line through your fluorocarbon loop. And you’re going to synch it down. Synching it down. And make sure, make sure, make sure, make sure, you get your double lines out of the lat and you get that main line and pull it really hard. This is going to ensure that you do not have to worry about your knot coming undone. You know there is a lot of slippage sometimes there knots especially when you’re connecting two together. And you need to get all of that out of there. Because sometimes these knots; guys will really you know not pull it down tight enough and it will slip when that first hook sets. Pull it down real tight, make sure there is no slippage. Cut your tag end. Here. I’ll leave a little bit of line, a tiny bit, just in case. I will double over braid the loop. And that, that leaves the braid tight. Now you are going to have a small profile knot it’s going to secure your two lines together and you’re ready to go fishing.

So there you guys have it, those are the four knots that I use throughout the season no matter what condition I’m dealt with. Remember, your knot is your connection to you and the fish, so take it seriously and you’ll catch a lot more fish this next season.