Berkley Braid Knot
How to tie the Berkley Braid Knot. The Berkley Braid Knot is a good knot for tying on terminal tackle with braided line such as Fireline, Power Pro, Spiderwire, etc. Berkley (Pure Fishing) claims to have tested this knot extensively and recommends it for use with their Fireline. As such it will work fine for all "super lines", which by their nature are slipperier than monofilament and require special knots. It ties in a similar fashion to the San Diego Jam Knot, which can also be used in braided line. The Berkley Braid Knot however is tied with doubled line making it in theory even more secure.
Scroll to see Animated Berkley Braid Knot below the illustration and tying instructions.
Berkley Braid Knot Tying Instructions
- Double the braided line and run the loop through the eye of the hook or lure.
- Double back parallel to the standing line and tag end and hold the four lines together a few inches behind the hook eye.
- Wrap around the four lines 8 times working back toward the eye. After eight wraps run the end of the loop through opening created behind the eye. Note that it doesn't matter which way you wrap - toward you or away from you.
- Tighten the knot with a steady and even motion. Cut off the loop by the eye and trim the tag end.