Fishing Knots

FISHING KNOT BASICS

  1. Choose the right fishing knot and tie it correctly.
  2. Lubricate knots with water or saliva before drawing tight.
  3. Draw knots as tight as possible.
  4. Trim tag ends close to the knot.
  5. Fish often!
  6. Take a kid fishing!

albright special Albright Special Join two fishing lines of unequal size or material.   arbor knot Arbor Knot Tie your fishing line to the spool or reel.
arbor knot Baja Knot Tie a hook to heavy fishing line.   Berkley Braid Knot Berkley Braid Knot A good braided or super-line knot.
bimini twist Bimini Twist Create a double line to connect hook, lure or leader.    blood knot Blood Knot  Join line together.
Bobber Stopper Bobber Stopper Knot A sliding float stop knot.   bristol_knot-icon.jpg Bristol Knot Connect line to doubled line.
Centauri Knot Centauri Knot Tie a line to a hook or attach line to a reel.   Davy Knot  Davy Knot Outstanding terminal fly fishing knot
Double Uni Knot Double Uni Knot Join line together - easy knot.   drop shot  Drop Shot Rig
Finesse fishing method.
dropper loop knot Dropper Loop Create a loop anywhere on a line.   egg loop  Egg Loop Attach egg cluster to a hook.
eye crosser knot Eye Crosser Knot Tie a line to a hook - Knot Wars Winner knot.   Fish-N-Fool knot Fish-N-Fool Knot Knot Wars winning terminal tackle knot.
harvey_dry_fly_knot-icon.jpg Harvey Dry Fly Knot A knot for attaching dry flies to tippet.
  Homer Rhode Loop Knot Homer Rhode Loop Knot
Make a loop connection to terminal tackle with heavy line.
fish hook removal  Hook Removal Advance and Cut How to remove a hook from skin.    fish hook removal  Hook Removal - String Yank How to remove a hook from skin.
improved clinch knot  Improved Clinch Tie a line to a hook - most popular fishing knot.      
 Strike Indicator Loop  Indicator Knot Slip Loop Tie a yarn strike indicator to your line.
   Strike Indicator Knot  Indicator Knot - Dbl. Uni Method Tie a yarn strike indicator to your line.
palomar knot Jansik Special
A strong terminal tackle knot.
  J Knot  J Knot
A strong leader to line knot
King Sling King Sling Form a loop at end of line.    arbor knot  
Kreh Loop
 Make a loop at end of line to attach lure or fly.
knotless knot  Knotless Knot A popular carp fishing rig.   nail knot  Nail Knot Join fly line to leader.
palomar knot NanoFil Knot Terminal tackle knot for use with Superlines.    arbor knot Non Slip Loop Knot Tie a lure or fly to a line with a non slip loop.
offshore swuvel knot Offshore Swivel Knot Attach a swivel to a doubled line.   arbor knot Orvis Knot Attach a fly or hook to a line.
palomar knot Palomar Knot Tie a hook to a line - best braided line knot.   perfection loop Perfection Loop Tie a loop at the end of a fishing line.
Pitzen Knot Pitzen Knot Attach a hook, lure or fly to line or tippet.    rapala_icon.png  Rapala Knot Tie a lure or fly to a line with a non slip loop.
Riffle Hitch  Riffle Hitch Steelhead and Salmon fly fishing knot.   san diego jam knot San Diego Jam Knot A reliable knot for braided line or monofilament.
seaguar knot Seaguar Knot Tie a lure or fly to a line with a non slip loop.   slim beauty knot Slim Beauty Knot Join leader to line.
 easy snell knot Snell Knot Easy Version Best and easiest snell knot.
     
snell knot uni Snell Knot - Uni Version Tie line to hook with uni knot   snell knot traditional Snell Knot - Traditional Tie line to hook.
spider_hitch-icon.jpg Spider Hitch Form a double line.   Fish-N-Fool knot Surgeon’s End Loop Create a loop anywhere on a line.
surgeons knot Surgeon’s Knot Easy method of tying two lines together.   Tenkara Knot  Tenkara Level Line Connection
Connect your level line to a tenkara rod.
 Tenkara Knot  Tenkara Traditional Line Connection  Connect your traditional line to a tenkara rod.
  nail knot Tie-Fast Knot Tyer Nail Knot Tie a Nail Knot with the Tie-Fast Knot Tyer
trilene knot Trilene Knot Tie a line to a hook or lure.    
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Turle Knot
Fly to tippet knot.
  uni knot Uni Knot

Easy method to tie a line to a hook.

Willis Knot  Willis Knot Attach leader to lead core fishing line.

 

worlds fair knot  World’s Fair Knot Tie a line to a hook.
nail knot Yucatan Knot Join Leader to line.      
Line To Line Knots
albright special Albright Special Join two fishing lines of unequal size or material. blood knot Blood Knot Join line together.
bristol_knot-icon.jpg Bristol Knot Attach a leader to double line.      
Double Uni Knot Double Uni Knot Join line together - easy knot. J Knot J Knot A strong leader to line knot
nail knot Nail Knot Join fly line to leader. seaguar knot Seaguar Knot Join fluorocarbon line to monofilament line
slim beauty knot Slim Beauty Knot Join leader to line. surgeons knot Surgeon’s Knot Easy method of tying two lines together.
Willis Knot  Willis Knot  Attach a leader to lead core fishing line.  yucatan  knot  Yucatan Knot  Join leader to line - best mono to braid knot.
Loop Knots
bimini twist Bimini Twist Create a double line to connect hook, lure or leader. dropper loop knot Dropper Loop Create a loop anywhere on a line.
Homer Rhode Loop Knot Homer Rhode Loop Knot Make a loop connection to terminal tackle with heavy line.  King Sling King Sling Form a loop at the end of a line.  
non slip loop knot Kreh Loop
Tie a lure of fly to a line with a non slip loop. non slip loop knot  Non Slip Loop Knot Tie a lure of fly to a line with a non slip loop.
perfection loop  Perfection Loop  Tie a loop at the end of a fishing line. rapala_icon.png  Rapala Knot  Tie a lure or fly to a line with a non slip loop.
spider_hitch-icon.jpg Spider Hitch Create a double line or loop.  surgeons end loop Surgeon’s End Loop  Tie a non slip loop at the end of a line.
Terminal Connections
arbor knot Arbor Knot Tie your fishing line to the spool or reel.

baja knot

 

Baja Knot

Tie a line to a hook with heavy fishing line.
Berkley Braid Knot Berkley Braid Knot An excellent double line knot for super lines.  Centauri Knot Centauri Knot

Tie a line to a hook - or attach line to a reel.
 Davy Knot Davy Knot An outstanding terminal fly fishing knot.    
eye crosser knot Eye Crosser Knot Tie a line to a hook - Knot Wars Winner knot Fish-N-Fool knot Fish'n Fool Knot Knot Wars winning terminal tackle knot.
harvey_dry_fly_knot-icon.jpg Harvey Dry Fly Knot  Attach a dry fly to tippet. improved clinch knot Improved Clinch Tie a line to a hook - most popular fishing knot.

palomar knot

 Jansik Special  A strong terminal tackle knot. knotless knot  Knotless Knot  A popular carp fishing rig.

uni knot

Offshore Swivel Knot Attach a swivel to a doubled line. palomar knot NanoFil Knot Terminal tackle knot for use with superlines.

orvis knot

Orvis Knot

Attach a fly or lure to a line.

palomar knot

Palomar Knot

Tie a hook to a line - best braided line knot.

Pitzen Knot Pitzen Knot Attach a hook, lure or fly to line or tippet.  Riffle Hitch  Riffle Hitch
 Salmon and Steelhead fly fishing knot.

san diego jam knot

San Diego Jam Knot

A reliable knot for braided line or monofilament.

snell  knot uni version

Snell Knot - Uni Version

Tie line to hook with uni knot

easy snell knot Easy Snell Knot Best and easiest Snell Knot.      

snell knot traditional

Snell Knot -Traditional

Attach a hook to line.

trilene knot

Trilene Knot

Tie a line to a hook or lure.

turle_knot-icon.jpg Turle Knot Attach a fly to tippet.  

uni knot

 Uni Knot  Easy method to tie a line to a hook.

worlds fair knot

World’s Fair Knot

Tie a line to a hook.

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
Miscellaneous
Stopper Knot Bobber Stopper Knot Sliding float stop knot.

drop shot

Drop Shot Rig Finesse fishing method.
egg loop

Egg Loop

Attach egg cluster to a hook.

fish hook removal

Hook Remova - Advance & Cut

How to remove a hook from skin.

fish hook removal


Hook Removal - String Yank


How to remove a hook from skin.

nail knot  Knot Tyer Nail Knot  Tie a Nail Knot with the Tie-Fast Knot Tyer.
Strike Indicator Loop Strike Indicator Loop Knot Tie a yarn strike indicator to your line. Strike Indicator Knot Strike Indicator Double Uni Tie a yarn strike indicator to your line.
Tenkara Knot Tenkara Traditional Line Connect traditional tenkara line to rod. Tenkara Knot Tenkara Level Line Connect level line to a tenkara rod.
Join Two Lines Together
-- Join lines of similar diameter and material   Blood Knot, Double Uni Knot, J Knot
- Join lines of unequal size,   Nail Knot,Albright Special , Surgeon’s Knot, Slim Beauty Knot, Seaguar Knot, Yucatan Knot
- Tie a leader to a line   Albright Special, Blood Knot, Double Uni Knot, J Knot,Nail Knot, Surgeon’s Knot, Slim Beauty Knot, Yucatan Knot, Bristol Knot, Knot Tyer Nail Knot, Willis Knot
-Join fly line to backing   Albright Special
- Join fly line to leader   Nail Knot
Make a Loop in a Line
- Make a loop at the end of a line   Surgeon’s End Loop, Perfection Loop, Bimini Twist, Spider Hitch, King Sling,
- Make a loop in the middle of a line   Dropper Loop
- Tie a lure to a line with a loop   Rapala Knot, Non Slip Mono Loop Knot, Homer Rhode Loop Knot, Kreh Loop
Attach a Hook, Fly or Lure to a Line
- Top three most popular   Improved Clinch, Palomar Knot, Uni Knot
- Double line knots   Palomar Knot, Eye Crosser Knot, Fish-N-Fool Knot, San Diego Jam Knot, NanoFil Knot, Jansik Special, Berkley Braid Knot
- Attach eggs or roe to a hook   Egg Loop
- Snell a hook   Snell Knot - Traditional, Snell Knot - Uni Version, Easy Snell Knot
- Contest Winners   Orvis Knot, Fish-N-Fool Knot, World’s Fair Knot
- Braided line knots   Palomar Knot, San Diego Jam Knot, NanoFil Knot, Berkley Braid Knot
- Carp fishing knot   Knotless Knot
- Suspend a bait off the bottom   Drop Shot Rig
- Specialty Fly Knots   Harvey Dry Fly Knot,  Turle Knot. Riffle Hitch
- Other Terminal Tackle Knots   Centauri Knot, Pitzen Knot, Davy Knot
Miscellenous
- Attach line to a reel   Arbor Knot, Centauri Knot
- Set a depth for a sliding float.   Bobber Stopper Knot
- Remove a hook from flesh   Hook Removal Advance and Cut, Hook Removal - String Yank
Connect line to a Tenkara Fly Rod   Traditional Line, Level Line
Fly Fishing Stike Indicator Knots   Strike Indicator Loop Knot, Double Uni Knot Strike Indicator