Fishing Knots

Fishing Knots Fishing Knot illustrations of all the most popular fishing knots with instructions to tie fishing line and tackle.

The Improved Clinch Knot

(A general purpose fishing knot)

Clinch Knot

The Uniknot

One of the best all purpose fishing knots!



Palomar Knot

The Palomar fishing knot is a general-purpose connection used in joining fishing line to swivels, snaps, hooks and artificial lures. The double wrap of the line through the eyelet provides a protective cushion for added fishing knot strength.

Palomar knot
1. Double the line and form a loop three to four inches long. Pass the end of the loop through hook's eye.   2. Holding standing line between thumb and finger, grasp loop with free hand and form a simple overhand knot.   3. Pass hook through loop and draw line while guiding loop over top of eyelet.   4. Pull tag end of line to tighten knot snugly and trim tag end to about 1/4".

The Braid Knot

This special fishing knot has been proven to be one of the best for use with braided lines.

Braid Knot
1. Run Double loop through eye of hook or lure.   2. Loop around end of line and standing part of braided line 8 times. Thread double loop back between the eye and coils.   3. Tighten knot with a steady, even motion without hesitation. Trim double loop and end of braided line leaving about 1/4".

Arbor Knot

The Arbor Knot provides the angler with a quick, easy connection for attaching line to the reel spool.

Arbor Knot
1. Pass line around reel arbor.   2. Tie an overhand knot around the standing line. Then tie a second overhand knot in the tag end.   3. Pull tight and snip off excess. Snug down first overhand knot on the reel arbor.

The Blood Knot

This fishing knot is used for tying two pieces of monofilament together of relatively equal diameters.

Improved clinch knot
1. Overlap the ends of the two strands that are to be joined and twist them together about 10 turns.   2. Separate one of the center twists and place the two ends through the space as illustrated.   3. Pull knot together and trim off the tag ends.

Here's a closer look at the Blood Knot:


Blood Knot

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