On today’s Knot of the Week we’re continuing our Fishing Knots with the Uni Knot, which also known as the Grinner Knot. It seems to be favored by many over the Modified Clinch Knot and looks very similar to it when tied. However, because of the easy to learn pattern it’s tied with, the Uni Knot can be tied in low light and in my opinion, gives it another edge up over the Modified Clinch.
If you need another reason to tie this over its doppelganger, it’s also stronger due to the second turn around the eye of the fishing hook and the style of wrapping.
(Strength: 4/Secure: 4/Stability: 3/Difficulty: 1) See below for what these ratings mean.
Each knot will be assigned a rating from 1-5 (1 representing the lowest score) based on the following four properties:
Strength – All knots will weaken the strength of a rope, however, there are knots that are stronger than others. The scale here will reflect how strong the rope remains with the specified knot.
Security – The security scale refers to how well the knot will stay tied, and resist coming loose under a normal load.
Stability – Stability refers to how easily the knot will come untied under an abnormal load (i.e. the knot being pulled in a direction it was not intended to) A lower score here represents instability.
Difficulty – The lower the number, the easier a knot is to tie.
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