How to tie the King Sling Knot. The King Sling Knot is a strong, loop-forming knot used for attaching terminal tackle to the end of a fishing line. It is commonly used to attach crank-baits and streamers (by fly fishermen) in the belief that the open loop affords more natural movement to the bait. Recently it has been shown to be a good knot for use in braided material. However, North American Fisherman tested it against the NanoFil Knot (Berkley's super-line knot) and the NanoFil came out on top. This knot is quite easy to tie and can be tied in fairly heavy test monofilament - up to about 50 pound breaking strength.
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King Sling Knot Tying Instructions
- Thread the end of the line through the eye of the hook, lure or fly. Double back parallel to the main line. Or simply form a loop with doubled line if you are tying the knot to get an open loop at the end of your line.
- Form a loop in the doubled line by folding the line back on itself.
- Insert index finger into the end of the loop just formed and rotate the loop counter-clockwise three or four times while holding the lure and line with the other hand.
- Now thread the hook or lure (or end of loop if only tying an open loop) through the double loop just created.
- Moisten the knot and pull tight. Pull on the standing line and tag end and pull the single loop (or lure) in the opposite direction. Trim tag end.