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Fishing Knot Library: Tips & Tutorials on How to Tie a Fishing Knot


Non-Slip Mono-Loop
This is an exceptionally strong loop when tied correctly.  But be sure to use the right number of turns (as determined by the line's strength rating--see Step 2), and tighten your knot very carefully.
1) 
This is one of the few knots where you begin the knot before you insert the line in the hook's eye. Make a simple overhand knot. Bring the tag end through the eye and back through the overhand knot. You must return the tag end through the overhand knot the same way you entered it (see illustration).
2) 
Make the recommended number of turns with the tag end around the standing line.

Pound Test Turns
6 to 8 7
8 to 12 5
15 to 40 4
50 to 60 3
60+ 2
3) 
Return the tag end through the overhand knot the same way you exited teh knot (see illustration).
4) 
Draw on the tag end until the knot forms together. Then pull on the standing line to close the knot well.  Finally, pull on both the tag end and standing line to assure the connection is as tight as possible.
Sizing the Loop  
The size of the loop is determined by three factors:
1)  The smaller the overhand knot, the smaller the loop. For small loops, try to make the overhand knot no more than 3/16 inch in diameter (about the size of a large split shot.
2)  Once the tag end has been inserted through the hook eye and back through the overhand knot, hold the overhand knot lightly, and pull on the tag end. This will carry the overhand knot down near the hook eye.
3)  When finally closing the knot, pull out as much slack as possible between the tag end and standing line.
Terminal Tackle
Palomar Knot
Improved Clinch Knot
Two-Turn Clinch Knot
Non-Slip Mono-Loop


Line-To-Line/Line-To-Leader
Surgeon's Knot
Surgeon's Loop


The Uni-Knot System
The Uni-Knot
Using the Uni-Knot to Join Two Lines
Using the Uni-Knot to Snell a Hook





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