Blood Knot Used for joining two lines together, the Blood Knot is a tried and true fishing knot and a favorite of fly fishermen. The strength of the knot is increased by making at least 5 and up to 7 wraps on each side of the knot. It works best with lines of approximately equal diameter.
Blood Knot

Blood Knot

1. Overlap ends of lines to be joined. Twist one around the other making 5 turns. Bring tag end back between the two lines.

2. Repeat with the other end, wrapping in opposite direction the same number of turns.

3. Slowly pull lines in opposite directions. Turns will wrap and gather. Clip ends close to the knot.

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